Smiths Detection receives $27 million for mobile protective shelters

Friday, Jun 19, 2015 @ 8:17am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI) was the recipient of a $27-million contract to produce mobile medical shelter units from the Department of the Army for Chemical and Biological Protective Shelters, the company announced on Thursday. 
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DNAnexus, Broad institute to make data available on Ebola genome sequencing

Friday, Jun 19, 2015 @ 2:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

DNAnexus will be cooperating with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in order to provide data analysis relating to the Ebola virus and the sequencing of its genome, they announced on Thursday.
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Tetronics receives contract to develop plasma arc technology

Monday, Jun 22, 2015 @ 1:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Tetronics International, a Swindon company, has received a contract from the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) of the United Kingdom to develop its chemical elimination plasma arc, the company announced June 22.
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Firefly Dx device successful in 12 different assay tests

Monday, Jun 22, 2015 @ 4:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Firefly Dx detection device from PositiveID Corp. has successfully tested 12 different assay types in prototype form, the company announced on Monday.
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Chemring Detection Systems announces new detector for chemicals, explosives and narcotics

Monday, Jun 22, 2015 @ 5:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chemring Detection Systems (CDS) has launched the PGR-1064, a handheld device capable of chemical, explosive and narcotic identification, the company announced on Monday.
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Hruber named Sandia director, president

Monday, Jun 22, 2015 @ 7:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Sandia National Laboratories has announced that Jill Hruby has been selected as the lab's next president and director, and that her role will begin July 17.
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Keolis supports international police and firefighting games

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015 @ 3:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Keolis announced its support for those competing in the World Police and Fire Games 2015 on Monday.
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FEMA seeks emergency management specialist in mitigation

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015 @ 3:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced an opening on June 18, for an emergency management specialist with experience in mitigation, at their Bothell, Washington, office.
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Smiths Detection nabs Army order for contamination-free, mobile medical units

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 @ 8:15am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The ongoing contract is particularly beneficial for Smiths Detection, said a company spokesperson, because it supports the company’s “commitment to bring our innovative, versatile technology to the field to help protect our warfighters, first responders, medical personnel and civilians.”
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Office for Project Services director, OPCW leader discuss chemical weapons in Syria

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 @ 6:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Executive Director Grete Faremo met with Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu at OPCW headquarters in the Netherlands on Friday.Faremo and Uzumcu discussed the joint efforts between each respective organization to eliminate the chemical weapons stock in Syria.
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Buss named Cubic Global Defense VP

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 @ 11:15am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Retired U.S. Navy Vice Adm. David Buss will become vice president of Cubic Global Defense (CGD) and will also serve as the deputy to the president, CGD parent company Cubic Corp. said Wednesday. Buss served in the Navy for 36 years after he graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1978.
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Eugene, Oregon, seeks emergency manager

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 @ 11:28am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The city of Eugene, Oregon, said recently it has an opening for an emergency manager for its Emergency Management Program. The emergency manager is responsible for the development, maintenance and implementation of operation plans relating to mitigation and preparedness.
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OPCW holds chemical safety and security course for Latin America and Caribbean countries

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 @ 11:55am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said Tuesday it conducted an international course on chemical safety and security management in partnership with the Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Industrial (INTI) of Argentina.
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Delegation from Germany visits the OPCW

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 @ 12:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Group hears latest on mission to remove Syrian chemical weapons.
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Uzumcu delivers key speech at nuclear test ban treaty group's conference

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 @ 1:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu spoke at the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization's (CTBTO) Science and Technology 2015 Conference in Vienna on Monday.“The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty and the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) stand among the most tangible, most scientifically informed human undertakings toward ensuring a world free of weapons of mass destruction,” Uzumcu said.
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Pueblo, Colorado, holds annual safety drills

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 @ 2:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Representatives from federal, state and local emergency services, medical response and school students took part in safety exercise drills in the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) in Pueblo, Colorado, this past May.
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Battelle calls for increased support for U.S. innovation

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 @ 6:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Battelle stated its support for a national call for increased federal investment and strengthened policies that facilitate domestic research and development on Tuesday.
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War College holds 'Retrospect and Prospect' symposium

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 @ 7:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Naval War College's (NWC) Center for Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups (CIWAG) hosted the "Retrospect and Prospect" symposium this week and discussed the challenges associated with irregular warfare and armed groups.
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New protein design research could deter chemical, biological attacks

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 @ 7:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), the Scripps Research Institute and the University of Wash. are studying potential methods to design proteins that degrade biological and chemical agents, they announced on Wednesday.
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Congressional Budget Office outlines financial impact of First Responder Anthrax Preparedness Act

Friday, Jun 26, 2015 @ 2:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Congressional Budget Office (CBO) stated on Friday that implementing the First Responder Anthrax Preparedness Act would cost approximately $4 million between 2016 and 2020.
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