ATCC Federal Solutions has new vice president

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 @ 6:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

ATCC said Thursday that Joseph Leonelli has been selected to serve as the vice president of ATCC Federal Solutions (AFS).
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New pharmaceuticals may lead to increased protection against nerve agents

Friday, Jul 24, 2015 @ 3:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Defense Video and Imagery Distribution Services (DVIDS) announced on Thursday recent findings of pharmaceutical material that may be able to provide protection against nerve agents.
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Deputy Defense Secretary Work outlines DOD review on anthrax shipments

Friday, Jul 24, 2015 @ 5:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work outlined the findings of a comprehensive report launched after the inadvertent shipment of live anthrax samples to a commercial laboratory on Thursday in a press conference.
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DOD releases comprehensive lab review of anthrax samples

Friday, Jul 24, 2015 @ 5:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has released its findings from a comprehensive review of the processes of inactivating anthrax samples, the DOD announced on Friday.
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Denver seeks emergency management coordinator

Friday, Jul 24, 2015 @ 6:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The city and county of Denver is seeking an emergency management coordinator for operations within the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.
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Moxifloxacin approved as plague countermeasure

Friday, Jul 24, 2015 @ 7:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) reported on Thursday that moxifloxacin, an antibiotic, has been approved for use as a countermeasure for plague infection.
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Aalto Bio announces HBV plasma availability

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 @ 4:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Aalto Bio Reagents announced Monday that it has made a full spectrum of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) human plasma available to facilitate the development of control material and quality control measures.
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Cambium releases new radio system

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 @ 5:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Cambium Networks announced on Monday the release of their latest point-to-point broadband radio system, the PTP 700.
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Cook County seeks emergency training, exercise coordinator

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 @ 6:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Cook County, Illinois, said late last week that it is looking for a training and exercise coordinator who would work within the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM).
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Plague suspected in death of New Mexico resident

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 @ 6:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) said on Friday that it is investigating a possible case of pneumonic plague in Santa Fe. The agency said a 52-year-old woman died from an illness that could be the state's first plague case this year.
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OPCW's annual Associate Program on chemical-weapons prevention underway

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 @ 7:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) launched its 16th annual Associate Program late last week at the Hague, Netherlands. The program focuses on training so that chemistry is utilized for peaceful purposes, involving chemists and chemical engineers from around the globe.
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Research on rapid Ebola test presented at AACC gathering

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 @ 11:42am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Research that was presented at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Exposition that will expand on a study that procured the rapid test for the Ebola virus, the ACCC announced Monday.
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Additional protocols necessary to prevent shipments of live anthrax, House panel told

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 @ 11:53am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) official testified on Tuesday at a House committee hearing regarding concerns that an Army facility in Utah shipped live anthrax and suggested that enhanced safety protocols were needed in order to prevent a recurrence.
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GAO, Inspector General testify on biosecurity of select agents

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee heard testimony Tuesday on continuing concerns over shipments of live anthrax and other dangerous substances.
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State of Washington seeks planning support manager in hazardous materials

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 @ 4:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Washington State Military Department's Emergency Management Division (WSMDEMS) posted a job opening for a hazardous materials planning support manager on Tuesday.
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Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction project calls for involvement

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 @ 4:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Jeff Brubaker, the project manager of the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Site, said Monday the facility is calling for feedback from the public and regulatory agencies.
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Human, environmental health a priority for chemical weapons destruction plant in Kentucky

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 @ 6:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (PEO ACWA) said in a report Monday that human and environmental health are among top priorities for the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Facility in Kentucky.
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PositiveID outlines its goals for rest of 2015

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 @ 7:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

PositiveID Corp. told shareholders Tuesday that its plans and goals for the remainder of the year include the continued testing and development of the Firefly Dx detection device prototype.
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House committees hear testimony on anthrax shipment

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 @ 12:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The House Energy and Commerce Committee and a subcommittee held a hearing Tuesday regarding the inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores from a Department of Defense laboratory.
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CDC report documents global fight against Ebola

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 @ 12:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

“Terrifying. Life-changing. Rapid. Unprecedented.” Those are some of the words used in a five-minute video from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that attempts to describe the recent Ebola epidemic that began in West Africa, claimed more than 11,000 lives, and reached across the globe.
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