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 rapid programmable vaccine to target a comprehensive range of emerging biological threats.

Heat is showcasing a poster...

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DHS S&T Announces Small Business Innovation Research Pre-Solicitation Including First Responder, WMD Tech

Publishedd in Homeland Security Today

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program released 11 topics for the new Small Business innovation Research (SBIR) 22.1 Pre-solicitation. During this period, small businesses can review topics and ask clarifying technical questions regarding the topic requirements.

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Teledyne FLIR Wins Contract to Develop Augmented Reality Technology that Displays Chem-Bio Threats

Teledyne FLIR announced it has won a development contract worth up to $15.7 million with the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Joint Science and Technology Office (DTRA JSTO) to develop novel battlefield threat mapping and visualization tools. The technology will allow the capability to digitally map hazardous material threats from...

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Update: Not Smallpox, those vials had Vaccinia

Vials labeled as "Smallpox" that were found in a Pennsylvania vaccine research facility's freezer did not contain the virus that causes smallpox infection, the Tthe CDC has said.

They found that the vials actually contain "vaccinia, the virus used in smallpox vaccine," rather than the variola virus that can...

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Metrohm Companies Unite in New Northeast Hub

Metrohm is excited to announce the opening of a new office in New Jersey. The new facility will house development, Metrohm is excited to announce the opening of a new office in New Jersey. The new facility will house development, production and manufacturing space for Metrohm Group companies Innovative Photonic...

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AVON CH15 wins design award

Avon Protection were delighted to pick up an award at The Plastics Industry Awards event on 2nd December for the Best International Industrial Product Design 2021 for the CH15 Compact CBRN Escape Hood.

Now in its 20th year, the Plastics Industry Awards is the forum for recognising and rewarding...

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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 relevant to the responsibilities they...

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OPCW Scientific Advisory Board reviews emerging chemical technologies

From https://www.opcw.org/

THE HAGUE, Netherlands–19 November 2021–The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) discussed recent scientific and technological advances relevant to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) during its Thirty-Third Session held from 15 to 18 November.

Opening the online meeting, OPCW’s Director-General,

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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 worker was wearing PPE, the contents of...

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