DetectaChem/MD-Bio Introduce Assay for Monkeypox Detection

DetectaChem and its subsidiary MD-Bio, the global leaders in innovative threat detection solutions used extensively by the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Homeland Security, law enforcement, first responders and public health agencies around the world, today announce the launch of their MD-Bio

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Monkeypox vaccinations expanded

The UK Health Security Agency has announced today it recommends offering the smallpox vaccine Imvanex, which is shown to be effective against monkeypox, to those considered to be at higher risk of exposure.

Anyone can contract monkeypox, but ...

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Top of the pox

A story that is hard to miss, and is being reported on globally, is that of the current Monkeypox outbreak.

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Chimerix Announces Sale of TEMBEXA to Emergent BioSolutions

Chimerix, a biopharmaceutical company whose mission it is to develop medicines that meaningfully improve and extend the lives of patients facing deadly diseases, today announces it has entered into a definitive agreement with Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (Emergent) to acquire its exclusive

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SIGA Receives FDA approval for IV Formulation of TPOXX

SIGA Technologies, Inc. (SIGA), a commercial-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the health security market, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the intravenous (IV) formulation of TPOXX for the treatment of smallpox. The IV formulation is an important

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Wearable Air Sampler Detects Personal Exposure to SARS-CoV-2

Originally published by Yale School of Health

Masks, physical distancing, good hygiene, and ventilation can help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in public places. But even when these measures are taken, scientists have sometimes detected SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19,

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Execs accused of exporting bioweapon device to receive compensation

Originally published in Japan Today

Executives of a Japanese company indicted last year over illegal export of items capable of producing biological weapons will be compensated after the case against them was dropped, their lawyer said Thursday.

The Tokyo District Court awarded

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Heat Biologics Unveils RapidVax

Heat Biologics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing first-in-class therapies to modulate the immune system, today unveiled its new RapidVax® cellular vaccine platform at the 2021 World Antiviral Congress. RapidVax is designed as a

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Ministers need training in core decision making skills to deal with national emergencies Coronadiary author David Finlay adds to comments made by vaccine tsar Kate Bingham

David Finlay, whose new book Coronadiary identifies that the COVID response was hindered by a lack of training for Ministers in core decision making skills and a failure to react to previous warnings to improve skills within government, calls for Ministers to receive professional training

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Vials of Smallpox found in Pennsylvania facility

According to recent reports, frozen vials labelled Smallpox have been found in a facility in Pensylvannia. Various news sources are reporting that 15 vials were "incidentally discovered" by a lab worker a Merck facility, 5 are labelled smallpox and the rest labelled vaccinia. The lab

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DOD Awards Dynavax $22 Million for Plague Vaccine Clinical Trial

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) awarded Dynavax Technologies Corporation with an agreement worth approximately $22 million over two and a half years, to execute a clinical trial combining the DOD’s recombinant plague (rF1V) vaccine with its own CpG 1018® adjuvant. Under the agreement,

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Two more cases of novel Alaskapox virus reported

Following on from the detection In 2015 and 2020 of two novel orthopox cases in the Fairbanks area of Alaska, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has recently reported that two additional infections were detected in July and August, of this year. 

The

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Monkeypox in DRC. 600 cases in 6 weeks.

In the paste 6 weeks, the WHO has reported an additional 629 cases of Monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). There have also been six additional monkeypox fatalities reported. 

From the beginning of the year through to August 8th, 2,523 cases have been reported

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CDC Stands Up New Disease Forecasting Center

On August 18th the CDC announced a new center designed to advance the use of forecasting and outbreak analytics in public health decision making. Once established, the Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics will bring together next-generation public health data, expert disease

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Heat Biologics Announces Formation of Biothreat Advisory Board

Heat Biologics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing first-in-class therapies to modulate the immune system, announces it has commenced development of a new biosecurity/biodefense initiative. The Company also announces it has formed an advisory board

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First ever case of Marburg in Guinea confirmed

A recently queried case of Marburg virus in Guinea has now been confirmed. This is the first time the virus, a highly infectious disease that casuse hemorrhagic fever, had been detected in Guinea, and West Africa.

The patient sought treatment at a local clinic in Koundou, where a

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BARDA purchases NUZYRA to treat anthrax infections

As part of ongoing national preparedness efforts, BARDA has purchased and begun accepting delivery of the antibiotic NUZYRA (omadacycline) from Paratek Pharmaceuticals of Boston, Massachusetts, to treat infections caused by anthrax.

The contract with Paratek was BARDA’s first

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Concerning news from the Consulate General of Spain in Shanghai

Yesterday, the Consulate General of Spain in Shanghai posted a notice on thier website containing some concerning news about the invlountary hospitalisation of foreign citizens living and/or arriving in China that have been vaccinated or overcome Covid in recent months. 

The

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Big news for D7 disinfectant!

Decon 7 are pleased to announce that their D7 disinfectant product was recently approved by the EPA to kill SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) in 60 seconds.*

"As we have learned over the past year, SARS-CoV-2 can be difficult to combat because it is almost always surrounded by bodily fluids and

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Unusual Influenzas

Recently we have seen reports of cases of avian and swine influenzas showing up in humans. This of course does happen from time to time, but we presently seem to have a bit of a rash of cases. 

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