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.
SIGA Technologies, Inc. (SIGA) today announced that the United States Department of Defense (DoD), via the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense’s (JPEO-CBRND) Joint Project Manager for Chemical, Biological,
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
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
Emergent BioSolutions Inc. announced on June 11th it will deploy its molecule-to-market contract development and manufacturing (CDMO) services to support the manufacturing of AstraZeneca’s vaccine candidate for COVID-19, AZD1222, a viral vector-based, weakened version of adenovirus containing
The current pandemic of Covid-19 has shown the vulnerability of our healthcare systems when faced with viral infections without a known treatment Understanding the transmission behavior of SARS-CoV-2 in the air will be a crucial step to managing the current outbreak and design the appropriate
Blauer Manufacturing announced on June 11th that it received formal 3rd party certification for its new BIO-99™ coverall to the NFPA 1999 Standard on Protective Clothing and Ensembles for Emergency Medical Operations for multiple-use (...
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
SIGA Technologies, Inc. today announced its first international delivery of TPOXX (tecovirimat), with 2,500 courses delivered to the Canadian Department of National Defence (CDND). On April 3, 2020, the Company previously announced that the CDND is expected to purchase up
Two Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers who have worked for more than eight years to develop a tularemia vaccine are part of a three-institution team that has been funded to bring their candidate
Follow-up summaries of oral evidence sessions are being produced by the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee in a move aimed at providing the public with up-to-date information on the science of COVID-19.
The first summary has been published today, with notes on last week’s
A new coalition of more than 500 scientists from around the world has been created to share data on COVID-19 gleaned from the use of mass spectrometry techniques which examine people’s blood and other biomarkers.
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.
After reaching a landmark agreement with the University of Oxford today for the global development and distribution of the University’s potential recombinant adenovirus vaccine aimed at preventing COVID-19 infection from SARS-CoV-2, AstraZeneca have now committed to at least 400 million
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,
Kromek, a worldwide supplier of detection technology focusing on the medical, security screening and nuclear markets, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded an extension to its contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (“DARPA”), an agency of the US Department of
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.
Zeteo Biomedical LLC, Inc., a privately held, medical device company, in collaboration with the Nanovaccine Institute at Iowa State University, has been awarded a five year NIH grant to develop a room temperature stable, universal nasal flu vaccine. Zeteo will provide nasal delivery device
Federal Resources Supply Company was selected by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to deliver kits of life-saving Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to approximately 15,000 nursing homes across America. Responding to a request from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and in
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.
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
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
Kromek, a worldwide supplier of detection technology focusing on the medical, security screening and nuclear markets, is pleased to announce that it intends to commence the manufacture and sale of medical ventilators in the UK and globally under license from Metran Co., Ltd (“Metran”), a
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
The University of Manchester is repurposing specialised equipment across its campus to help produce safety equipment for NHS workers battling COVID-19 in an attempt to help reduce the critical demand across the region.
In a combined effort with other universities, including Salford and
The Public Health Foundation has set up training related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), available through the TRAIN Learning Network, a national learning network that aggregates training opportunities
GreyScan's Explosive Trace Device, the ETD-100, is a result of research by leading international Universities and scientists and forward thinking investors ($25M investment to date). The ETD-100 was deployed globally in 2020 to find trace substances, preventing a host of terrorist
Abbott has announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the fastest available molecular point-of-care test for the detection of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), delivering positive results in as little as five minutes and
Biobeat, an end-to-end medical grade monitoring system for the management of patients and individuals from a distance is currently being utilised in 14 Israeli hospitals as the main monitoring solution in COVID-19 isolation units as part of the effort by the Israeli Ministry of Health to combat
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
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
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
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.
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
Coriolis µ is an innovative biological air sampler for bio-contamination assessment, mainly dedicated to air quality control and air quality monitoring in environmental and pollution research, the pharmaceutical, food and veterinary industries, in biomedical and health environments, and so on.