Northwestern Team Receives Grant to Develop Virus-Deactivating Mask

Through innovation, hard work and a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, a research team led by chemistry Prof. Omar Farha will work to develop a reusable, virus-deactivating face mask for healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a May

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DetectaChem to Launch COVID-19 Smartphone Testing Kit

DetectaChem, the world leader in innovative portable detection technologies, is preparing to launch a ground-breaking new COVID-19 (Coronavirus) testing solution utilizing automated smartphone detection and reporting. This solution enables actionable infection result data reports anytime,

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First EpiShuttle has landed in France

The isolation pod known as the EpiShuttle has finally reached France for evaluation from professional caretakers and medical transport. France is still comping with a large amount of corona patients and high rates of critical cases.

The EpiShuttle is already in service with The

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Czech Mayors in Hiding Due to Mystery Russian Poison Plot

Three Czech political figures have gone into hiding after it was believed they were being targeted by a Russian assasin in retaliation for affronts to Moscow. 

It was reported that a Russian man had entered Prague a few weeks ago with an unspecified quantity of ricin in his

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NASA-Developed Ventilator Authorized by FDA for Emergency Use

A new high-pressure ventilator developed by NASA engineers and tailored to treat coronavirus (COVID-19) patients today was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use under the FDA's ventilator Emergency Use Authorization.

Called VITAL (Ventilator Intervention

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Levrum COVID-19 Effects Simulator

Levrum has created a COVID-19 effects simulator to help organizations gauge the impacts of different epidemiology parameters for the pandemic on the organization’s ability to respond, based upon disease incidence

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USAF Testing Newly Developed System to Fly Infectious Patients

On April 21 a joint Air Force team, led by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and the Air Force’s CBRN Defense Systems Branch, delivered a rapidly developed containment system prototype that will enable as many as 28 COVID-positive patients to be transported aboard a C-17 in response to

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Battelle System Can Decontaminate up to 80,000 N95 Masks Per Day.

A revolutionary decontamination system is being installed at Camp Murray, WA, which will be able to clean and sterilize up to 80,000 N95 respirator masks every day. This system is being called an exciting breakthrough that could help solve the shortage of masks for health care professionals

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EpiShuttles to Protect Patients and Crews

From next week, two DRF Luftrettung stations in Germany will be using “EpiShuttles”, a special insulation stretcher. Another eight stations are to follow soon.

DRF Luftrettung invests in the protection of patients and their crews so that they can continue to help people in medical

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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 to set up makeshift shelters for U.S. troops coming off a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, where an outbreak of the novel coronavirus is rapidly

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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 the cost and time it takes to diagnose people for the disease. With Covid-19 tests in short supply in many places, some individuals have turned to private

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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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Inovio Receives $5M Grant for COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Device

INOVIO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:INO) announced today that it has received a new $5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate the testing and scale up of CELLECTRA® 3PSP proprietary smart device for the intradermal delivery of INO-4800, a DNA vaccine for

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ERVEBO Now Registered in Four African Countries

Merckhas confirmed that ERVEBO has now been registered by National Health Authorities in the following countries in Africa – DRC, Burundi, Ghana, and Zambia. 

ERVEBO was granted a conditional marketing authorization by the European Commission on November 11, 2019 and approved by

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Ebola vaccine safety to be studied 5 years post vaccination

The Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccination (PREVAC) has launched a project called PREVAC-UP with the aim of evaluating three Ebola vaccine regimens for five years after vaccination.

The study will assess several factors of these treaments

  • long-term
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Paratek Awarded BARDA Project BioShield Contract for NUZYRA

Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapeutics, has announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR),

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Emergex Vaccine Candidate for Francisella Tularensis

Emergex Vaccines Holding Limited (‘Emergex’), a biotechnology company developing set-point vaccines to prevent serious infectious diseases, has  announced the successful completion of the first step in the development of a candidate vaccine for the Gram-negative intracellular

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Another Monkeypox case in the UK

On Tuesday December 3rd a patient was admitted to a specialist unit at St Thomas' Hospital in central London after Public Health England confirmed a diagnosis of Monkeypox. 

It is believed the individual contracted the virus whilst visting Nigeria, which has seen at least four

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