Inovio receives U.S. Army grant to develop needle-free vaccine method

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 @ 5:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Inovio Pharmaceuticals will receive a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Army’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.
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New SIR-model could offer epidemic predictions for dengue fever

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015 @ 11:50am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A study released this week in SIAM's 'Journal on Applied Mathematics' includes a model that could predict outbreaks of dengue fever in populated areas.
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Pittsburgh's Center for Vaccine Research receives DOD contract

Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 @ 6:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Vaccine Research (CVR) announced Wednesday it was awarded a Department of Defense (DOD) contract worth $7.6 million to conduct research that could lead to countermeasure development against biological threats.
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Blocking calcium pathways shown to prevent hemorrhagic virus spread

Thursday, Nov 5, 2015 @ 8:27am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers from the Department of Pathobiology of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have discovered that blocking a calcium pathway can prevent the spread of hemorrhagic viruses, they announced this week.
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OraQuick Ebola test receives emergency use authorization

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015 @ 9:56am by BioPrepWatch Reports

FDA approves use of rapid antigen test by labs and medical facilities.
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ChemImage to demonstrate threat-detection products at METSEC 2015

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 @ 5:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

ChemImage Sensor Systems (CISS) said on Monday that it will demonstrate and exhibit its equipment offerings and their efficacy at the METSEC 2015 defense and security training conference in Montreal, which runs through Thursday. "We are very excited to attend the METSEC 2015 Conference," Matthew Nelson, chief scientist and CISS business director, said.
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Karl Nell appointed VP of ENSCO's National Security Solutions Division

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

ENSCO Inc. announced on Tuesday that it has appointed Karl Nell as the vice president of the company's National Security Solutions (NSS) Division.
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Klinge to serve on LogiChem Panel

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Klinge Corp. announced on Friday that its Vice President, Allan Klinge will serve on the panel of the 2015 LogiChem Conference.
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GSK to open vaccine-research facility in Maryland

Friday, Apr 3, 2015 @ 6:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) said on Thursday that it plans to open a global vaccine research and development facility in Rockville, Maryland. The U.K.-based company said the facility will allow it to boost its U.S. presence and will join others based in Rixensart, Belgium, and Siena, Italy.
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Bipartisan FEMA efficiency bill introduced

Friday, Mar 20, 2015 @ 6:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A bipartisan bill that would improve the efficiency of disaster-assistance operations conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was introduced on Thursday. The FEMA Disaster Assistance Reform Act of 2015 (H.R. 1471) would give the agency the authority to implement assistance programs to ensure reduction of damage and loss of life.
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ChemImage to present explosive detection system

Friday, Mar 6, 2015 @ 3:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

ChemImage Sensor System's (CISS) Senior Scientist, Nathaniel Gomer will present data from development work on a Raman system that could potentially detect and identify explosives at Pittcon in New Orleans, they announced Thursday.
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UPMC researchers release study on bioterrorism-related conditions

Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 @ 3:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers discuss clinical aspects of pathogens that have the potential to be used as biological weapons.
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Tekmira updates board after OnCore Biopharma partnership

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 @ 3:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a leading company that develops RNA interference therapeutics, recently announced that it is changing its Board of Directors members as part of its business combination with OnCore Biopharma, Inc. The newly combined company’s Board of Directors will include Vivek Ramaswamy (Chairman of the Board), Richard C.
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CCHF case illustrates risks, insights into hemorrhagic fever treatment

Friday, Dec 5, 2014 @ 3:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The death of a U.S. soldier from Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) in 2009 is a much-needed reminder of important measure that must be taken when caring for patients with hemorrhagic fever viruses, Clinician's Biosecurity News said today.
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