HHS Funds an Additional Year of Ebola Vaccine Manufacturing

As part of the international response to the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and to meet domestic biodefense goals, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) will support

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CDC Shuts Down USAMRIID Lab

Following an inspection in June, the CDC has issued a cease-and-desist order to the Fort Detrick biodefense lab. All research at the lab, run by the Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), is now on hold until further notice. 

The cease-and-desist

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GeoVax Announces 100% Protection Data from Marburg Virus Vaccine Study

GeoVax Labs, Inc.has announced positive results (100% protection) from preclinical challenge studies of its Marburg virus vaccine candidate; Marburg virus a critical medical threat against which there is currently no available vaccine or treatment. This study data adds to that showing similar

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Biology professor receives $1.9 million grant from NIH to study Vaccinia virus

Zhilong Yang, an assistant professor in the Division of Biology, is the principal investigator on a new, nearly $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The five-year project will study how vaccinia virus — a member of the poxvirus family — produces its proteins. This award is

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DARPA Awards Grant to ASU for Fight Against WMDs

Arizona State University has announced that it has been selected by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to build a field-deployable, point-of-care device that will determine in 30 minutes or less if a person has been exposed to weapons of mass destruction or

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Ebola Outbreak 2018 - Present Health Information Guide

In response to the WHO declaring the Ebola outbreak in the DRC a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), the U.S. National Library of Medicine has made available to all the Ebola Outbreak: 2018-Present Health Information Guide. 

The guide can be found ...

Don’t Blow It! Phase 2 Launch Event.

DASA is inviting expressions of interest for a launch event on 1 October 2019 for our 'Don’t Blow It! Safely eliminating chemical and biological munitions on the battlefield' competition.

This ...

SIGA Awarded DOD Contract for Development of TPOXX as PEP for Smallpox

SIGA Technologies announced today that they have been awarded a multi-year contract by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to support the work necessary to gain a potential label expansion for TPOXX that would include its use for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for Smallpox.

The

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USAID Pledges $98 Million in Support for Ebola Outbreak

On July 2nd the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced they would be giving $98 million to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to assist in the fight against the current Ebola outbreak. 

"With this funding, USAID is providing lifesaving assistance,

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Russian Federation, Uzbekistan Security Council Agree to Cooperate on Biosecurity

As reported by Interfax: 

The Russian Federation Security Council press secretary, Yevgeniy Anoshin, informed journalists that the secretary of the Russian Security Council, Nikolay Patrushev, and his counterpart from Uzbekistan, Viktor Makhmudov, signed a memorandum in Ufa on

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FBI investigates as Ricin scare prompts evacuation

The FBI is investigating the circumstances around an evacuation at a University of Minnesota apartment building this week due to reports of Ricin.

It was reported by CBS Minnesota that a student who lived in the complex called 911 on Tuesday, May 7th, saying she had eaten Ricin,

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Zeteo Tech Awarded $6.5M DHS S&T Contract

Zeteo Tech, the biodefense and medical device company that has developed a revolutionary new class of fieldable biological mass spectrometers, today announced that it has been awarded a contract of up to $6.5 million (including options) from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to

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Ology Bioservices Wins Two DOD Awards Totalling More Than $135 Million

Ology Bioservices, Inc., a biologics contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), announced today that the Department of Defense (DOD), through its Platforms for Rapid Integrated Solutions for Medical Countermeasures (PRISM) office, has awarded the company with two contracts

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UAMS researcher gets $1.86M to study poxvirus

The poxvirus — with its applications for the investigation of disease development, cross-species infection-caused diseases, vaccine development and cancer virotherapy — is the focus of research by Jia Liu, Ph.D., who has received a $1.86 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to

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Emergent BioSolutions bags contract worth up to $100 million

Emergent BioSolutions Inc. has announced that it has signed an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract with the U.S. Department of State to establish a long-term, reliable, and stable supply chain for medical countermeasures that address chemical warfare agents. The

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Tularemia bacterium hibernates and can be traced in terror attacks

According to a new doctoral thesis at Umeå University, Francisella tularensis, the bacterium that causes tularemia, can survive in a dormant state for long periods before causing a new outbreak. The thesis also proposes a method for tracing the bacterium if it is used as a biological

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CEPI awards US$ 34M contract to CureVac to advance The RNA Printer

It was announced today that the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and CureVac AG, a biopharmaceutical company pioneering the field of mRNA-based vaccines, have announced a partnership agreement worth up to US$ 34 million for the ongoing development of The RNA Printer

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UK to procure nuclear and radiological detection vehicles

Counter terrorism officers in the UK are to be equipped with a fleet of 10 nuclear and radiological detection vehicles in a bid to trace weapons-grade materials in the UK.

The Home Office lodged a procurement notice last month stating that ministers are inviting bids for between five and 10...

Groundbreaking Research Shows Potential to Detect Opioid Exposure

By looking at biomarkers in blood, scientists may be able to diagnose low-level opioid exposure as long as two weeks after the event, according to groundbreaking research at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (RDECOM

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ASPR expands corporate partnership

A strategic partnership will expand between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and Johnson & Johnson of New Brunswick, New Jersey. The expansion will focus on the development of innovative products to combat

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FLIR receives $28.7m award for MPCAD from US Army

FLIR Systems has received an award from the United States Department of Defense (DOD) Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEOCBRND) in support of the Multi-Phase Chemical Agent Detector (MPCAD) program.

The Other Transaction Authority...

FLIR receives $28.7m award for NGCD from US Army

On October 1st FLIR Systems announced they have received an award for the Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD) from the from the United States Department of Defense (DOD) Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND) in support of the

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Bertin downselected for PI ABC

Bertin Technologies has been selected, in a consortium with Thales CS, by the Ministry of the Armed Forces for the upstream research market “Platform for the Integration of Innovative Technologies in the Domain of Biological and Chemical Analysis “(PI ABC),

Expressions of Interest for the supply of a Below Neck CBR Protection

PATSY (aircrew CBRN protection) – the supply of a below neck CBR protective clothing system for aircrew.

The Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Protection Delivery Team (CBRN DT) is seeking Expressions of Interest from parties wishing to be considered for the supply of a Below Neck...

NIOSH CBRN Respiratory Protection Handbook

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has recently released an updated version of their CBRN Respiratory Protection Handbook. This guide covers everything you need to know including the available types of respiratory protection equipment for CBRN, respirator selection,

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FLIR receives $4m delivery order, supporting joint US forces in Korea

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced today it has received a delivery order for FLIR IBAC ™ 2 biological agent detector systems to support the United States (U.S.) Forces Korea (USFK). The delivery order is under a 10-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract in support of the Joint

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European Commission launches new radiological response technology programme.

Airboss Goes Platinum

We are very pleased to announce that Airboss Defense will be our Platinum sponsor for CBRNe Convergence Canada 15th April – 17th April 2019

Supergum Introduces New Solutions for the Detection of CBRN Hazards at Eurosatory

Eurosatory 2018, June 11-15, Paris, Israel Pavilion, Hall 6, Stand ‎#CD-678

Supergum Industries Ltd. a leading manufacturer of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) protective solutions and systems for military, homeland security, and civilian applications, introduces its new...

All Hazards Forensic Conference 2018

It has recently been announced that University College Cork will be holding a special All Hazards Forensic conference from November 27th - 28th 2018. Registration for the event will be available from June 2018, see ...

Gore announce NFPA 1994. Class 3R Certified Suit

Announced on May 29th, W. L. Gore & Associates’ Protective Fabrics Division has expanded its line of certified products for emergency responders with the addition of the Ruggedized Class 3 suit made of GORE® CHEMPAK® selectively permeable fabric.

The suit, manufactured and distributed by...

Reducing the Spread of Ebola Through Proper Decontamination

New Study by CDC finds \"Only 5% Peracetic Acid consistently reduced EBOV titers in dried blood\"

Treating patients with the Ebola virus (EBOV) is difficult and dangerous. Ebola virus patients can expel several liters of bodily fluids in a day. Every surface they touch can be a source of...

Survitec to showcase inflatable MilPod product at SOFEX

Safety solutions provider Survitec is showcasing the launch of the newly designed, rapidly inflating SONICS Milpod at the 12th annual Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference (SOFEX) show in Amman, Jordan on the 7-10th May 2018.

The show will provide a showcase for Survitec’s...

FLIR receives order for DR-SKO Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced on April 26th that it received a delivery order for 22 U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits, and Outfits (CBRN DR-SKO) systems. The delivery order is under a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity

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