U.S. Army holds decontamination exercises with Korean soldiers

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 @ 1:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Members of the U.S. Army's 293rd Signal Company and the 50th Infantry Division of the Republic of Korea Army conducted joint decontamination exercises
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Army seeks research services for arenavirus treatment

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 @ 3:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Army medical staff seeks research services to develop treatments for arenaviruses
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Tulane primate center probed after infections

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 @ 3:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An investigation has been launched after two nonhuman primates were infected with Burkholderia pseudomallei in late 2014 at the Tulane National Primate Research Center in Covington, Louisiana, the St. Tammany Parish officials said Saturday.
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California town's CERT secretary said team ready to help

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 @ 4:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The residents of Newberry Springs, California, have a variety of resources at their disposal in the event of an emergency situation that involves a biological outbreak or attack, including the Silver Valley Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Kathy Ridler, the team's secretary, said.
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U.S. State Department official stresses worldwide nuclear safety

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 @ 4:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ensuring all nuclear installations around the world have a high level of safety is a top priority for the United States, said C.S.
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Coordinator ensures Texas county's CERTs prepared

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 @ 5:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The citizens of Rockwall County, Texas, are in the well-trained and well-prepared hands of professional emergency response personnel and volunteer responders who can assist in several capacities in the event of a biological outbreak or attack, Emergency Management Coordinator Joe DeLane said.
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Irish official: Deal with Libya, Yemen strife to fight terror

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 @ 5:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Charles Flanagan, Ireland's minister for foreign affairs and trade, spoke on Monday about the Ukraine showdown and terrorism issues at a monthly meeting of European Union foreign ministers.
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NYC hiring emergency planner

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 @ 3:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

New York City Emergency Management is hiring a CBRNE planner.
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Border security compromised without DHS appropriations bill, Johnson says

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 @ 3:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Jeh Johnson, secretary for the U.S.
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Kosovo reports tularemia epidemic

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 @ 5:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Kosovo Institute of Public Health reported a tularemia epidemic on Tuesday.
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Melioidosis treatment mechanism shows promise

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 @ 5:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Soligenix, Inc. presented preliminary data from trials of their potential treatment of melioidosis at the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research meeting that took place Tuesday.
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PositiveID breadboard PCR chip a key step in detection technology

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 @ 3:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

PositiveID corporation announced that they have completed development of a Breadboard polymerase chain reaction (PCR) chip, a major component of their Firefly Dx assay technology on Thursday.
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Anthrax anti-toxin from Elusys shows promise in preliminary trials

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 @ 3:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Elusys Therapeutics announced on Thursday promising preclinical trial results for treatments against Anthrax infections during the American Society for Microbiology Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research meeting.
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Novavax seeks human subjects to test Ebola GP vaccine

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 @ 4:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Novavax, a clinical-stage vaccine company, said on Thursday that it is enrolling volunteers for a Phase 1 clinical trial of its Ebola virus glycoprotein (GP) test vaccine.
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SRI awarded DARPA contract to develop attack-resistant polymers

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 @ 5:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

SRI Biosiences said on Wednesday that it has been awarded a $10 million contract under a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program to develop polymers that prevent and counter biological and chemical threats.
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Biocartis' rapid Ebola Triage Test enters field-trial phase

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 @ 5:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Biocartis said on Tuesday that its Rapid Ebola Virus Triage Test has entered the field-trial phase, in partnership with Janssen Diagnostics and the Institute for Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium.
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Sandia Labs trio honored for anthrax-detection device

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 @ 6:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Three Sandia Labs scientists from Sandia National Laboratories won the Federal Laboratory Consortium's (FLC) 2015 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer for developing an anthrax-detection device that is about the size of a credit card, Sandia Labs said Thursday.
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Emergent: New BioThrax facility meets standards

Friday, Feb 13, 2015 @ 2:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An efficacy study on Emergent BioSolutions' new BioThrax production facility has concluded that production was comparable to an already approved facility, the company said on Friday.
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USAID honors 12 Ebola-fighting ideas in global contest

Friday, Feb 13, 2015 @ 4:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Agency for International Development said on Wednesday that it has chosen to honor 12 ideas in its "Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for Development" program, which sought ideas worldwide to improve measures being taken in West Africa and anywhere else the virus might hit.
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Study finds bubonic plague host-cell tenet faulty

Friday, Feb 13, 2015 @ 5:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recent study at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine has shown that the bacteria that cause the bubonic plague do not need to hijack a host cell to travel to the lymph nodes and multiply.
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