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Heyltex Corporation relaunches corporate website

Heyltex Corporation, specialized in the development, manufacturing, and international distribution of medical countermeasures for radiological public health emergencies, announced today that it has officially relaunched its corporate website. According to Alexander Heyl, CEO of...


Week In DC: Events

December 8, 2014 A Strategic Approach to Malaria Date: December 8, 8:45am Location: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1616 Rhode Island Ave NW, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Washington DC On December 8, the...


Building A Better Gas Mask

CHEMICAL & ENGINEERING NEWS – One hundred years ago last month, Allied forces stood their ground in Ypres, preventing the larger and better-equipped German army from taking control of that strategic town in western...


Syria accused of using chlorine gas on ISIL

ALJAZEERA – The Syrian government has been accused of using chlorine gas against the Islamic State of the Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the latest allegations of chemical weapons use in the country’s bitter...


Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense

The inaugural meeting of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense, a bipartisan panel co-chaired by former Senator Joe Lieberman and former Governor and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, took place last week on...


UH Team Fights Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria with NIH Grant

A pair of University of Houston professors and longtime collaborators recently received a $519,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to further their work combating drug-resistant bacteria. Chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Mike...


Qiagen to Distribute Altona Diagnostic’s Ebola Tests

QIAGEN recently announced it will offer global distribution of the RealStar Ebolavirus RT-PCR Kit. The diagnostic kit, developed and manufactured by altona Diagnostics GmbH, is a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test intended...


DHS Conference for Personal Protective Equipment

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is hosting a pre-solicitation conference for vendors providing disposable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on Dec. 18, 2014 in Washington D.C. DHS must plan and prepare for a pandemic...


BARDA Funds Cempra Studies for Pediatric Antibiotic Use

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) will provide funding of $16.0 million for two clinical studies of solithromycin, an investigational, fourth generation macrolide antibiotic, to Cempra, Inc. The funding is the next...


Pandora Report 12.7.14

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! There were a lot of stories to consider for this extra long (extra late) week in review. We cover the AIDS pandemic, Avian Influenza, Polio...


Biodefense News Headlines of the Week – December 7, 2014

CDC’s flu warning raises questions about vaccine match | Ebola free-for-all could trigger bad science and wasted efforts | Transmission of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever from a US soldier | U.S. Navy personnel see life...


Iranian Leader Tells Armed Forces to Stay Ready for Combat

Moscow (Sputnik News) Dec 01, 2014 – Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Iranian navy officials on Sunday to improve their capability for combat, irrespective of political negotiations which may be taking place. “Given our vast...


Iran holds hard line against jihadists in neighbour Iraq

Tehran (AFP) Dec 04, 2014 – Iran’s reported air strikes against the Islamic State group in neighbouring Iraq further underline Tehran’s determination to defend its regional interests and ward off the threat from jihadists....


China will not go to war for N. Korea: former general

Beijing (AFP) Dec 02, 2014 – China will not step in to save neighbouring North Korea if the Pyongyang regime collapses or starts a war, a retired People’s Liberation Army general said, possibly signalling...


Hiroshima, Nagasaki Cast Shadow Over Nuclear Conference in Vienna

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon received the 2014 Humanitarian of the Year award from Harvard University’s Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Dec 5 2014...

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