Cassilly tours Smiths Detection's Edgewood, Maryland, facility

Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 @ 1:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Maryland state Sen. Bob Cassilly (R-Harford County) recently toured the Smiths Detection Inc. facility in Edgewood, Maryland.
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Air Force seeks physical scientists in nine states

Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 @ 5:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Air Force announced Sunday that it has vacancies for physical scientist positions at locations in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma and Utah.
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Pittsburgh's Center for Vaccine Research receives DOD contract

Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 @ 6:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Vaccine Research (CVR) announced Wednesday it was awarded a Department of Defense (DOD) contract worth $7.6 million to conduct research that could lead to countermeasure development against biological threats.
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First Responders Group evaluates emergency notification methods

Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 @ 6:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Homeland Security’s Science & Technology Directorate detailed projects from the First Responders Group (FRG) through an article on Thursday.
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BioFire Ebola test receives F&S product innovation award

Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 @ 6:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The FilmArray Ebola test from BioFire Defense LLC was awarded a Frost & Sullivan’s (F&S) Global Innovation Award, the company announced on Thursday. F&S analyst Srinivas Sashidhar noted that the company and the U.S. Department of Defense collaborated on development of these diagnostic tools -- which are used in many U.S. hospitals -- on a proactive basis.
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Hudson Institute releases report on biodefense preparedness

Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 @ 7:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Hudson Institute recently announced the release of “A National Blueprint for Biodefense: Leadership and Major Reform Needed to Optimize Efforts."  
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Mobile Ebola laboratory unit tested in Guinea

Monday, Nov 9, 2015 @ 5:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers from the University of Göttingen and the German Primate Center have successfully tested a mobile laboratory contained within a traditional suitcase, Science Daily reported Friday.
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XOMA sells manufacturing facilities to Agenus

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 @ 4:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

XOMA Corp. has reached an agreement with Agenus, Inc., to sell its manufacturing facilities and their associated equipment that are involved in the production of biologics.
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UCLA researchers develop drug efficacy improvement method

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 @ 4:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers at the California NanoSystems Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) have developed a delivery system for moxifloxacin, an antibiotic, utilizing nanoparticles, they announced Thursday.
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OPCW issues Fact Finding Mission reports on toxic chemicals in Syria

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 @ 4:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Ahmet Üzümcü recently issued reports from the Fact Finding Mission (FFM) regarding toxic chemical use in Syria among state parties, they announced Friday.
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UCM researchers find inhibition qualities of fullerene structures

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 @ 5:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), the Université de Strasbourg in France and Université de Namur of Belgium have found a fullerene system capable of inhibiting the Ebola virus, they announced Monday.
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TSA seeking explosives specialist

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015 @ 11:28am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced an opening for a transportation security specialist with explosives expertise on Tuesday at the Newark International Airport in New Jersey. 
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Ohio Air National Guard seeking CBRN specialist

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015 @ 2:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Ohio Air National Guard announced on Monday that they have an opening for a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) program specialist position that is open to current Ohio Air National Guard personnel.
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Domestic Nuclear Detection Office awards contract for Homeland Security detection device

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015 @ 2:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Homeland Security announced last week that the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) has awarded the department a multi-million-dollar contract that would enhance radiological and nuclear detection capabilities.
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Firefly Dx prototype introduces sample preparation capability to PCR detection device

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015 @ 3:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

PositiveID Corp. has launched a new prototype of their Firefly Dx that incorporates sample preparation capability to the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) detection device, the company announced on Tuesday.
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FEMA announces open program, emergency management specialist positions

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015 @ 3:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced open positions for an emergency management specialist and a program specialist on Tuesday.
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JPEO-CBD issues medical countermeasures broad agency announcement

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015 @ 2:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD) issued a broad agency announcement (BAA) on Monday, seeking preliminary proposals for countermeasures against biological and chemical threats.
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FEMA seeking emergency management specialist in Chicago

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015 @ 2:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that there is an opening for a resource unit leadership emergency management specialist position in Chicago, with an application window that closes on Nov. 16.
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Hay, Balali-Mood garner prestigious OPCW award

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015 @ 2:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced on Wednesday the winners of the OPCW - The Hague Award: Alistair Hay and Mahdi Balali-Mood.
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JPM-MCS issues request for intent letters for other transaction agreement

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015 @ 4:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Joint Project Manager for Medical Countermeasure Systems (JPM-MCS) announced on Tuesday a request for interested parties to submit letters of intent for a planned other transaction agreement (OTA) that will be established.
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