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Chikungunya Virus May Be Coming to a City Near You

The mosquito-borne chikungunya virus has been the subject of increasing attention as it spreads throughout South America, Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico. This painful and potentially debilitating disease is predicted to soon spread to the U.S.

RFI – Diagnostic Devices for Biological, Chemical and Nuclear Threats

The Joint Project Management Medical Countermeasure Systems (JPM-MCS), as part of the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD), has issued a Request For Information (RFI) for the advanced development, procurement, fielding, and sustainment of medical treatment, prophylactic, and diagnostic capabilities against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN)  Read More »

Biosecurity: DHS Seeks RFID Tracking of Select Agents

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Chemical Biological Defense Division is seeking proposals to develop, integrate and implement a standardized Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-capable, user-friendly, inventory tracking system that ensures the safety of Select Agents within select public health laboratory facilities nationwide.

Smiths Detection Awarded 23M for Chemical Agent Detectors

The U.S. federal government has recently awarded several notable contracts related to the field of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) countermeasures or life science research of interest for potential applications in biodefense.

New hepatitis C drugs cost government $4.5B

The federal government spent a whopping $4.5 billion on costly new drugs to cure hepatitis C among Medicare patients last year, a steep price that is likely to keep growing, federal records show.