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RFI – Identification of Diagnostic Devices for Biological Threats

(Global Biodefense) The Department of Defense is collecting information from companies who are currently in the U.S. domestic healthcare market or are considering a future entry into the market for FDA-cleared diagnostics for human diseases caused by exposure to biological threat agents. The Request for Information (RFI) submission period originally closed  Read More »

The chilling implications of an ancient virus dug up in Siberia

(Mail Online) At first, oil worker David Smith thought he had something like the flu. He wasn’t that surprised, as he normally caught some sort of bug after the flight from Moscow. He spent the first day back home in Manchester in bed, head and muscles aching. He felt wretched, although  Read More »

UTMB Collaborates on Program Targeting Potential Bioterrorist Pathogens | Global Biodefense

UTMB Collaborates on Program Targeting Potential Bioterrorist Pathogens

(Global Biodefense) The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Profectus Biosciences, Tekmira Pharmaceuticals and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center have been awarded up to $26 million to advance treatments of the highly lethal hemorrhagic fever viruses Ebola and Marburg. These filoviruses are considered “Tier 1″ pathogens by the U.S. Department  Read More »

Emerging multi-drug resistant infections lack standard definition and treatment