FDA issues request for public comment on clinical trial design

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2015 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The FDA is seeking public commentary regarding the designs of clinical trials related to emerging diseases.
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Joint study reveals genetic competition between bats, Ebola virus

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015 @ 11:47am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers at CU-Boulder and the U.S. Army have found biological factors that could help determine which species of bats harbor the Ebola virus.
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Pueblo Pilot Plant to test biotreatment process on hydrolysate

Saturday, Dec 26, 2015 @ 3:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The PEO ACWA reported that the biotreatment process at the PCAPP will be tested utilizing chemical byproducts.
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Emergent introduces spin-off's board of directors

Thursday, Dec 24, 2015 @ 5:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent Biosolutions has announced the selection of its spin-off company’s board of directors.
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Nanopore sequencing could aid outbreak efforts in remote areas

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 @ 4:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A team of researchers recently detailed the sequencing capabilities of the nanopore sequencer as a tool for remote areas affected by an outbreak.
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FEMA seeks emergency management, mitigation insurance specialists

Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 @ 1:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

FEMA announced job openings Thursday for hazard mitigation insurance specialists and an emergency management specialist in mitigation.
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Yisheng Biopharma, U.S. Army to collaborate on Ebola candidate

Monday, Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Yisheng Biopharma Co. and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) recently announced a collaboration to develop an Ebola vaccine.
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Profectus BioSciences to develop equine encephalitis virus vaccine

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015 @ 8:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Profectus BioSciences was awarded a $4.6 million contract this week to develop a vaccine for equine encephalitis.
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FEMA announces 2016 training courses against complex coordinated attacks

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015 @ 3:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Emergency Management Institute has scheduled three training courses to counter coordinated attacks in 2016.
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Study of malaria diagnostics during Ebola outbreak suggests feasibility

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015 @ 8:30am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a study that evaluated the feasibility of carrying out malaria diagnostics during an outbreak of Ebola in the Emerging Infectious Disease journal.
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FDA discusses latest E. coli outbreak

Monday, Dec 7, 2015 @ 3:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The FDA issued an update on a multi-state outbreak of E. coli this week.
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Registration opens for PHEMCE 2016 Stakeholders Workshop

Thursday, Dec 3, 2015 @ 2:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise has announced that registration for its Stakeholders Workshop closes Friday, Dec. 11.
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Aberdeen Proving Ground seeks interdisciplinary researcher

Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015 @ 6:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Army announced an opening for an interdisciplinary researcher at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland this week.
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Army seeking microbiologist in Utah

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015 @ 7:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command seeks a microbiologist for the Dugway Proving Ground.
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NIH initiates chikungunya vaccine trial

Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 @ 12:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

NIH opened a clinical trial for a vaccine candidate against the chikungunya virus this week.
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Avita Medical’s ReCell device heralds new wave of specialized wound treatment

Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015 @ 10:26am by BioPrepWatch Reports

With a new contract that could top almost $54 million and a just-announced patent, Avita Medical, Ltd. CEO Adam Kelliher said further development of the company's ReCell technology is in full swing.
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FDA approves increased indication for BioThrax vaccine

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015 @ 4:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an updated indication for the BioThrax vaccine on Monday.
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NIH study indicates Ebola's ability to persist in semen

Sunday, Nov 22, 2015 @ 4:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Emerging Infectious Diseases released a recent study that indicates that the Ebola virus persists after infection in certain bodily fluids.
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Ebola candidate shows promise in international study

Sunday, Nov 22, 2015 @ 4:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A study published by the 'Lancet Infectious Disease' journal on Tuesday indicates encouraging results for an Ebola vaccine candidate.
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NIH issues sources sought notice on capabilities of small, struggling businesses

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015 @ 4:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently issued a sources sought notice on the capabilities of small and disadvantaged businesses that would be interested in working in research and production related to clinical materials.
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