High demand for FAI air ambulance service with Epishuttle

FAIs air ambulance division has been operating at maximum capacity to meet the high number of requests for repatriation and medevac flights. Since March FAI has performed almost 70 flights of covid-19 patients in 47 countries with the single patient isolation and transport system

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FDA approves first treatment for Ebola

On October 14 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Inmazeb (atoltivimab, maftivimab, and odesivimab-ebgn), a mixture of three monoclonal antibodies, as the first FDA-approved treatment for Zaire ebolavirus (Ebola virus) infection in adult and pediatric

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Turkmenistan to build new virology lab?

From Khronika Turkmenistana Website 14 Sep 2020

President [of Turkmenistan] Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov visited the construction site of a sanatorium in Ak Bugday District's Bagabat village on 13 September. The construction of the sanatorium for 200 beds became known in autumn

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Second case of Novel Orthopoxvirus infection reported in Alaska

A second case of a novel orthopox, first detailed in 2015, has been reported in the the Fairbanks area of Alaska. 

Named Alaskapox, due to it's region of discovery, this orthopox is not yet known to cause sever malady and both of those suffering from the infection reported cases of

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Not Your Usual Bioweapon of Choice

In December 2019 reports emerged that a Utah woman had been arrested for possesion of a biological weapon. Janie Lynn Ridd, 50, was arrested whilst the case was being investigated by both federal and state authorities. 

According to the affidavit at the time “Through

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Two Large Contracts for Sanofi & GSK

Sanofi and GSK have recently been awarded two large contracts by both the US and EU.

Under Operation Warp Speed in the USA, Sanofi and GSK have been selected to supply 100 million doses of COVID-19 Vaccine.
The vaccine candidate, developed by Sanofi in partnership

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BARDA Procures Regeneron's Investigational Ebola Treatment

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) announced today that the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response within the U.S. Department of Health and Human

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Engineers design a reusable, silicone rubber face mask

MIT News Office

The prototype mask, which includes an N95 filter, can be easily sterilized and worn many times.

Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have designed a new face mask that they believe could stop viral particles as effectively as N95 masks. Unlike N95

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Russia denies that super rich are getting the good vaccine!

By BBC Monitoring

A Russian Health Ministry official and research centres testing an experimental vaccine against Covid-19 have denied reports that the country's business and political leadership have been given early access to it outside of clinical trials. 

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Some decontamination processes damage N95 face masks

From University of Massachusetts Amherst

Certain methods of decontaminating medical face masks for repeated use during the COVID-19 pandemic appear to damage the masks' integrity and protective function, according to research by a University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental health

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Smiths Detection enters into agreement to acquire PathSensors

Smiths Detection today announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire PathSensors, a leading bio-technology solutions and environmental-testing company based in Baltimore, MD. The acquisition expands Smiths Detection’s sensing capabilities across the CBRNE (chemical, biological,

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INOVIO Receives $71 Million Contract From U.S. DOD

 INOVIO today announced it has received $71 million funding from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to support the large-scale manufacture of the company's proprietary CELLECTRA® 3PSP smart device and the procurement of CELLECTRA® 2000 devices, which are

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Bioxy Commercial Decontamination Solution Effective against COIVD

From army.mil

 A chemical and biological decontamination solution improved through testing and evaluation by the Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Chemical Biological Center has been identified by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) as an effective COVID-19

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A Self-Disinfecting Face Mask for PPE Against COVID-19

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, demand for protective face masks has sky-rocketed in recent months, as wearing masks is now a requirement along with social distancing and hygiene measures. A wide range of masks is available, with the leading model being the N95. The authorities insist on the

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DHS S&T Launch Online SARS-CoV-2 Airborne Decay Calulator

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) added an online calculator last week that estimates the natural decay of SARS-CoV-2 in the air.

The calculator is based on research still underway at S&T’s National Biodefense Analysis and

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FDA revokes EUA for Hydroxychloroquine to treat Coronavirus

It was announced on June 15th that the US Food and Drug Adminsitration (FDA) had revoked the Emergency Use Autorisation of oral formulations of chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine sulfate for the treatment of COVID-19. 

A request was submitted to the FDA by BARDA

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Vaccine made from mosquito spit could help prevent epidemics

In a new study published this week in The Lancet, NIAID scientists describe the results of a small Phase 1 trial of a vaccine designed to provide broad protection against mosquito-borne diseases. The trial indicated that the vaccine is safe and induces a strong immune

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IAEA Launches Initiative to Help Prevent Future Pandemics

The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Grossi, launched an initiative today to strengthen global preparedness for future pandemics like COVID-19. The project, called ZODIAC, builds on the IAEA’s experience in assisting countries in the use of

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Innovative PAPR from Sweden

The Tiki Respiratory Protection Mask

Tiki was developed in Sweden, intended for use in demanding settings with the highest requirements of protection against airborne particles and bacteria. The Tiki mask is reusable, has self-adjusting ventilation and is operated with batteries. The

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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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