CDC offering Ebola preparedness grants

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 @ 1:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preparedness (CDC) is accepting applications for 62 grants to facilitate training in preparation and response to the Ebola virus.
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Affinity Life Sciences to continue assay work with SRC Acumen

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 @ 1:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Affinity Life Sciences, Inc. announced on Jan. 16 that it would continue to produce bio-chemical assays that detect harmful biological and chemical agents with its partner company, SRC Acumen, LLC.
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MAM unveils lightweight CBRN-proof protective suit

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 @ 4:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Morgan Advanced Materials' (MAM) Composites and Defense Systems unit unveiled a new protective suit last week that shields the user from exposure to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats and is also lightweight.
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IMV gets OK for RSV vaccine human trials in Canada

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 @ 4:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Immunovaccine Inc. (IMV) said on Tuesday that it received approval from Health Canada to begin Phase I clinical trials on a DepoVax-based test vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
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Jury indicts N.Y. man for attempting to get ricin, fraud

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 @ 2:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A New York man will be arraigned on Friday after a federal grand jury returned an indictment on Tuesday against him for allegedly attempting to access ricin and to commit postal fraud.
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Smiths Detection launches new airport security software

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 @ 3:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Security company Smiths Detection unveiled new software on Sunday to help with inspections at airport security checkpoints.
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PharmAthlene wins $195 million judgment against SIGA

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 @ 5:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

PharmAthlene said last week that the Delaware Court of Chancery awarded the company approximately $195 million, plus post-judgment interest fees, in its lawsuit against SIGA Technologies.
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PositiveID to test new biothreat-detection system

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 @ 6:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

PositiveID said on Tuesday that it planned to test its latest toxin-detection system, adding to its other M-BAND systems.
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Milwaukee bio-response relies on unity among city departments, organizations

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 @ 6:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

While Milwaukee's established plan for bio-response includes components such as bio-surveillance, public risk communication templates and integrated information exchange networks, at its core is a unified effort among city departments and organizations.
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Army accepting bids for bio-surveillance, biosafety in Africa

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 @ 6:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In a posting to the General Services Administration's Federal Business Opportunities site on Jan. 16, the Army and the Department of Defense is seeking corporate partners that are capable to perform in bio-surveillance (BSV,) biosafety and biosecurity (BS&S) in Africa.
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Obsidian Analysis hiring emergency management doctrine analyst

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 @ 1:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Obsidian Analysis is seeking an emergency management doctrine analyst to work on its projects with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the Washington D.C. area.
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FEMA seeks teens for Youth Preparedness Council

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 @ 2:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Wednesday it was looking for applicants for its Youth Preparedness Council.
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AHIP studies health insurance plans to improve emergency preparedness

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 @ 2:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) recently surveyed health insurance companies to help understand the country's level of preparedness for an emergency.
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WHO executive board to meet Sunday in Geneva

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 @ 2:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization's executive board is planning to meet in Geneva, Switzerland next week to discuss global health issues and several other topics.
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UAlbany opening 1st emergency preparedness college in U.S.

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 @ 2:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans to create a College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University of Albany on Thursday.
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Navy Health Research Center concludes smallpox vaccine study

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 @ 3:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) has concluded its study in partnership with the U.S.
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U.N.: Nuclear arms proliferation threatens world anew

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 @ 4:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Acting Director-General of the United Nations' Conference on Disarmament Michael Moller gave the opening address at the conference's 2015 session on Tuesday in Geneva, Switzerland.
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CommandWear, Pebble create smartwatch for emergency response

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 @ 5:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

CommandWear Systems (CWS) said on Thursday that it's rolling out a new smartwatch that features the company's situational awareness and multimedia platform.
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Argon's PlumeSIM CBRN system honored for innovation

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 @ 5:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) and Hazerdous Material (HazMat) training systems company, Argon announced that it won a "Highly Commended" award in innovation on Friday.
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MEMA opens online registration for conference

Monday, Jan 26, 2015 @ 2:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) announced on Jan. 23 that online registration is open for the Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference set to take place April 21 and 22.
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