OPCW Director-General awarded honorary doctorate

Friday, Jul 17, 2015 @ 5:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Director-General for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Ahmet Üzümcü was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Surrey in the U.K., the OPCW announced Thursday.
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AT&T to support Kansas' emergency communication

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 @ 3:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Internet Protocol-based system will offer more reliable communication options during emergencies.
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Wyoming issues tularemia warning

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 @ 7:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Disease found in humans and animals in northern part of the state.
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New York HHC seeks ebola, emerging disease director

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 @ 7:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Minimum requirements is bachelor's degree and fives years of related work experience.
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Emergent awarded $19.7 million Barda contract

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 @ 7:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Company will develop monoclonal antibodies of Ebola
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Tekmira closes enrollment in TKM-Ebola trial

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 @ 10:41am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Company says it has enough volunteers to determine therapeutic benefit of drug.
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Morpho Detection gets $6 million order for detection systems from Canada

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 @ 3:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Morpho Detection said Tuesday that the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) has requested five CTX explosive detection systems (EDS) for $6 million.
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Schakowsky, Gutiérrez discuss Iran nuclear deal

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 @ 6:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Two Illinois members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrats Jan Schakowsky and Luis Gutiérrez, spoke to reporters on Monday regarding the Iran Nuclear Arms Agreement.
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Cobb Country, Georgia, seeks emergency center coordinator

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 @ 8:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Cobb County, Ga. Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has an opening for a coordinator of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), they announced in a job opening on July 15.
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Venske joins Block Engineering

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 @ 8:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Mark Venske has been selected as Block Engineering's vice president for sales and marketing, the company announced on Tuesday.
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Novavax reports early success in trials of Ebola vaccine

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 @ 9:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Novavax Inc.'s Ebola vaccine candidate is facilitating the antibody protection in healthy volunteers in an early clinical study, Bloomberg Business reported Tuesday.
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Subcommittee to investigate anthrax shipment incidents

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 @ 2:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce announced that the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will be holding a hearing on July 28 relating to the accidental shipment of live anthrax samples.
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Ebola film aims to educate medical community

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 @ 8:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Falcon Production and Consulcesi Club said Wednesday they have created a film on the Ebola virus and what medical professionals are facing in an outbreak situation.The film, "E-bola: On the Trail of Epidemic," combines scientifically accurate information and dramatic filmmaking to offer an educational experience for both the medical community and the public at large.
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Nassau announces chemical defense exercise

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 @ 9:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Nassau County, N.Y. will play host to a multi-agency exercise and demonstration of chemical defense capabilities on Oct., Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) and County Executive, Edward Mangano announced on Tuesday.
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Duke seeks health care preparedness coordinator

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 @ 9:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Duke University Hospital has an opening for a healthcare preparedness coordinator, they announced in a recent job posting.
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Cuba's terror sponsor designation is lifted

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 @ 10:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) within the U.S. Department of Commerce announced on Tuesday that Cuba has been removed from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism.
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Equatorial Guinea to provide $3 million toward Ebola fight

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 @ 1:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Announcement made as country hosts international Ebola conference.
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Federal grant to aid Stockport, Ohio, responders

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 @ 2:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Stockport Fire Department in Ohio has been awarded $36,943 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), said Wednesday.
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Senator introduces bill to end firearm bans on military property

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 @ 6:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, introduced legislation on Tuesday that would end firearm restrictions on service members while at military bases.
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Chimerix reports positive results in smallpox treatment trials

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 @ 6:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chimerix, Inc. announced Thursday that their countermeasure against smallpox, brincidofovir, has seen positive results in animal models.
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