• bioMérieux receives Emergency Use Authorization for BIOFIRE COVID-19 test

    bioMérieux receives Emergency Use Authorization for BIOFIRE COVID-19 test

    bioMérieux, a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics, today announced that its subsidiary, BioFire Defense, has received Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of its BIOFIRE COVID-19 test for use in CLIA moderate and high complexity clinical laboratories to detect SARS-CoV-2.

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  • Less Than Patient Zero

    Less Than Patient Zero

    We’ve been fairly quiet about COVID here, largely because any reporting is quickly over taken by events. Scientific advice has remained fairly consistent, but how that is applied nationally and the impact of rising rates of infection is hugely variable.

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  • Ex-Inmate Indicted for Sending Ricin to Prison

    Ex-Inmate Indicted for Sending Ricin to Prison

    A Belarusian man has been indicted on charges of mailing packages containing a poisonous substance to a California state prison. 

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  • 14 Dead & Hundreds Sickened in Mystery Incident at Port

    14 Dead & Hundreds Sickened in Mystery Incident at Port

    14 people have died, and 500 have reported being sickened in the southern port city of Karachi, in an incident involving a substance yet to be identified by authorities. 

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  • CBRNe Convergence 2020

    CBRNe Convergence 2020

    Convergence 2020 is being held in the beautiful Boston, and is sure to be one not to be missed! Head over to the event pages and register your place now. 

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 Aircraft Carrier Outbreak Sends Troops Scrambling
Biological

Aircraft Carrier Outbreak Sends Troops Scrambling

Story from Daily Beast U.S. Navy and Marine Corps service members in Guam were ordered on Wednesday to break their own quarantine...

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Nuclear Scientists Are Working on Faster, Cheaper Covid-19 Test
Detection Biological

Nuclear Scientists Are Working on Faster, Cheaper Covid-19 Test

Story from Bloomburg Nuclear scientists in Austria are closing in on coronavirus testing kits that could dramatically lower...

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bioMérieux receives Emergency Use Authorization for BIOFIRE COVID-19 test
Detection Threat Biological

bioMérieux receives Emergency Use Authorization for BIOFIRE COVID-19 test

bioMérieux, a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics, today announced that its subsidiary, BioFire Defense, has...

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HS S&T Completes Successful Test of DNA Tool to Detect African Swine Fever in Pigs
Detection Biological

HS S&T Completes Successful Test of DNA Tool to Detect African Swine Fever in Pigs

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and MatMaCorp completed...

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DHS Initiating Crucial Research to Mitigate COVID-19
Protection Biological

DHS Initiating Crucial Research to Mitigate COVID-19

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is conducting ongoing research...

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SwRI receives $9.9 million to develop nerve agent antidote
CBRNe Protection

SwRI receives $9.9 million to develop nerve agent antidote

Southwest Research Institute has received funding from the Medical CBRN Defense Consortium (MCDC) administered by Advanced...

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