U.K. minister releases statement on Syrian chemical attack's anniversary

Monday, Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.K. Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood released a statement on Friday, which was the second anniversary of the sarin nerve agent being used on citizens and opposition forces in Ghouta.
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National Academies seeking health sciences policy program officer

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:53am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Institute of Medicine within the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine announced an opening for a program officer to serve on the board on Health Sciences Policy on Friday.
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OPCW has completed 3,000 inspections to date

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:07am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced on Friday that it has completed 3,000 chemical industry inspections.
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OPCW holding regional course for customs authorities in Asia

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the government of Thailand are hosting a regional course for customs officials beginning Tuesday in Bangkok.
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Doctors Without Borders reports 4 treated for chemical exposure in Syria

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Doctors Without Borders (DWB) said Tuesday that four patients have been treated in their hospital in Syria for symptoms indicating chemical exposure.
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NEMA seeks government relations director

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) will be taking applications until Sept. 25 for a government relations director.
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Cubic’s new special ops medical director focused on increased training offerings

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

James Sanchez, the newly appointed special operations medical director for Cubic Corp., sees the company being the 'sole source' for all combat medic training.
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Wyoming reports a spike in tularemia cases

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) announced Monday that tularemia has caused the death of a man in Big Horn County and 10 other tularemia cases have been reported statewide.
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Sandia researchers partner with international experts, publish bio-risk management book

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:17am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) and international experts have published a book on biological risk management within laboratories, the lab announced on Tuesday.
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GMI to host defense and intelligence conference

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Global Marketing Insights Inc. (GMI) has issued invitations for a Community Innovation Exchange event that will take place Sept. 21-25.
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20th CBRNE Command participates in Southern California exercise

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Soldiers from the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) Command took part in an interagency exercise in Southern California this month.
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State of Washington seeks emergency preparedness coordinator

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The state of Washington's Emergency Management Division has re-opened an application window for an emergency preparedness program coordinator for grants.
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PositiveID begins producing PCR chips for Firefly DX cartridges

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

PositiveID Corp. has begun producing molded polymerase chain reaction chips (PCR) to be used within cartridges of the Firefly Dx detection device, the company announced Wednesday.
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Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant getting new manager

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (PEO ACWA), announced Wednesday that Gary McCloskey has been selected to manage the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant in Colorado.
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Utah confirms 1st plague death in state since 2009

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Utah Department of Health (UDH) confirmed Thursday that a resident died earlier in August from a plague infection, the first plague case to be diagnosed in the state since 2009.
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Arktis, Scionix partnering on new radiation detection device

Friday, Aug 28, 2015 @ 1:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Research project being funded by EUREKA and European Commission
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DTRA studying synthetic biological means to combat antibiotic resistance

Friday, Aug 28, 2015 @ 4:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Chemical and Biological Technologies department and researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are studying the potential use of synthetic biological delivery methods against pathogens, they announced Wednesday.
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OPCW holds assistance and protection course

Friday, Aug 28, 2015 @ 4:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is holding a training course on assistance and protection practices at their headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands, that began Wednesday and will last until Sept. 2.
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Chemical weapons reports in Syria prompts UN response

Friday, Aug 28, 2015 @ 4:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A spokesperson released a statement on behalf of United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday regarding the disturbing nature of continued reports of chemical weapon attacks in Syria.
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ADS announces SCOTS

Friday, Aug 28, 2015 @ 4:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

ADS, Inc., in partnership with United Technical Supply and the U.S. Navy Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) community, recently introduced the Specialized Chemical Ordinance Transport System (SCOTS).
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