H.R. 2200 passes in House

Friday, Jun 26, 2015 @ 3:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The House passed a bill from Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) that would enable improved intelligence sharing of information on threats of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) attacks on Thursday.
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GAO finds infrastructure lapses in Defense Department

Friday, Jun 26, 2015 @ 8:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report and a set of suggestions in identifying and aligning infrastructure needs within the Biological and Chemical Defense Program (CBDP), they announced Thursday.
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SRI receives contract for radiological detection

Friday, Jun 26, 2015 @ 8:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

SRI International announced on Thursday that it has been the recipient of a $12.2 million contract from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to continue development on diagnostic tests for radiological absorption.
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Hong Kong holds pneumonic plague drills

Monday, Jun 29, 2015 @ 2:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Departments and health organizations in Hong Kong took part in a drill that simulated an outbreak of pneumonic plague, the city announced on Friday.
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BluePoint releases rapid emergency response system

Monday, Jun 29, 2015 @ 2:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

BluePoint Alert Solutions introduced the BluePoint Medical System that provides emergency personnel a direct alert path to those who have immediate medical emergencies, they announced on June 24.
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First female president prepares to take helm of national security lab

Monday, Jun 29, 2015 @ 3:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

More than 30 years of service at Sandia National Laboratories has finally paid off for Jill Hruby, who takes over next month as the company’s first female boss in one of America’s highest-profile science and security positions. Effective July 17, Hruby becomes director of SNL and president of Sandia Corp.
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New York seeks health care system emergency response coordinator

Monday, Jun 29, 2015 @ 8:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has posted an opening for an emergency response coordinator in the department's Bureau of Healthcare Systems Readiness (BHSR).
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PositiveID highlights Firefly Dx in mid-year results

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 @ 12:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

PositiveID Corp. released mid-year performance information to shareholders Monday that highlights the Firefly Dx's performance in testing.
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Senior planners sought for national conventions

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 @ 6:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Senior planning openings have been announced in recent job postings from enGenius Consulting Group for both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions taking place in Philadelphia and Chicago respectively.
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Regeneron antibody development outlined in PNAS

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 @ 6:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. said Monday a paper detailing the success of it's VelociGene and VelocImmune in rapid identification validation of treatment candidates for Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) has been published in the Proceeedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
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