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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Technology International to develop a nerve agent antidote for emergency use on the battlefield or to protect public health.

The use of nerve agents continues to be

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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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CEPI grants $9M to Inovio to develop coronavirus vaccine

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, USA has announced the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) has awarded Inovio a grant of up to $9 million to develop a vaccine against the recently emerged strain of coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This initial CEPI funding will support Inovio's

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Elmon Release CBRN Suit

Elmon  is a leading manufacture of Ballistic (bulletproof) protection. For the last five years Elmon have been working on developing and adding CBRN suits to be included with its products, and are proud about the launching their very own CBRN protection suite with respirator,

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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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