Belarus welcomes Syrian commitment toward chemical weapons elimination

Wednesday, Jul 8, 2015 @ 3:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Alexander Mikhnevich, first deputy minister of foreign affairs of Belarus, spoke during the 79th session of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons' (OPCW) executive council July 8 in The Hague, the Netherlands, on the need for eliminating such weasons.
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Global infectious disease events require multiple coordinated responses

Wednesday, Jul 8, 2015 @ 3:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Coordinated responses are needed to tackle the next public health emergency of international concern, according to an Institute of Medicine's preparedness forum brief.
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Timperley to chair scientific advisory board for OPCW

Wednesday, Jul 8, 2015 @ 7:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chris Timperley of the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) was named chairman of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons' (OPCW) Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) on Wednesday.
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Disarmament Affairs welcomes incoming president at conference

Wednesday, Jul 8, 2015 @ 7:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Incoming president of the Conference on Disarmament Henk Cor Van Der Kwast spoke to ambassadors on plans for the continuation of the dialog on nuclear disarmament on Tuesday.
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DHS outlines first responder group's activities

Wednesday, Jul 8, 2015 @ 8:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released details about the work of the First Responder Resource Group (FRRG) and its role in research and development on Tuesday. 
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Crystal Diagnostics device shows Ebola reading within 20 minutes

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 @ 2:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Crystal Diagnostics (CDx) announced on Thursday that its Xpress System has been successful in detecting a live Ebola virus sample within 20 minutes at the University of Texas Galveston Medical Branch Biosafety Level 4 facility.
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Stein retires after 27 years of U.S. Army service

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 @ 5:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Col. Robert Stein retired from the U.S. Army on July 2 at the Aberdeen Proving Ground following a 27-year career.
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South Carolina Emergency Management Division seeks logistics manager

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 @ 6:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division has an opening in Lexington County for an emergency preparedness coordinator in logistics.
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Myanmar becomes member state to the CWC

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 @ 6:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Myanmar submitted its ratification instrument to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on Wednesday, becoming party to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).
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University of Michigan seeking emergency management specialist

Friday, Jul 10, 2015 @ 3:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The University of Michigan (UM) announced the opening of an emergency management specialist position at the main campus in Ann Harbor, with an application window that is set to close on July 20.
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International Ebola Recovery Conference convenes

Friday, Jul 10, 2015 @ 4:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An international conference was held this week at United Nations (U.N.) headquarters in New York City to discuss measures to support the recovery of countries heavily impacted by the current outbreak of the Ebola virus.
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EU pledges $502 million for Ebola recovery effort

Friday, Jul 10, 2015 @ 5:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The European Commission announced Friday that they will be contributing approximately $502 million to support recovery efforts in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.
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OPCW hosts annual coordination assistance and protection workshop

Friday, Jul 10, 2015 @ 5:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) hosted its 15th annual workshop on coordination of assistance and protection in Turkey, it announced on Friday.
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Nanotherapeutics awarded two BARDA task orders

Friday, Jul 10, 2015 @ 5:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Nanotherapeutics, Inc. received two task orders to fill development needs for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prescription shortages from the U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), the company announced on Thursday.
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USAID to contribute $266 million to support Ebola recovery efforts

Monday, Jul 13, 2015 @ 3:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced on Friday that it will be contributing $266 million in order to facilitate a portion of the recovery efforts in countries heavily affected by Ebola.
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Ki-moon urges continued vigilance and support in International Ebola Recovery Conference

Monday, Jul 13, 2015 @ 3:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

During the International Ebola Recovery Conference, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke on Friday urging continued vigilance toward bringing the West African Ebola virus outbreak to an end.
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David Cameron encourages increase of counter-terror measures

Monday, Jul 13, 2015 @ 3:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Prime Minister of the U.K. David Cameron has called on defense officials to invest in special forces and other measures that would facilitate growth of counter-terror capacity, the British government reported Monday.
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Wash. Military Department seeks emergency program coordinator

Monday, Jul 13, 2015 @ 4:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Washington Military Department has announced that they have an opening for an emergency preparedness program coordinator via a job announcement made on Thursday.
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UAE represented at global biological threat reduction conference

Monday, Jul 13, 2015 @ 5:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Ministry of Environment & Water of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced their participation at the Global Conference on Biological Threat Reduction that was held in Paris, France.
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Va. Department of Emergency Management seeking resilience program manager

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015 @ 2:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) announced an opening for a resilience program manager on July 10 via a job posting.
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