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By Category: Agents & Toxins

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.

iBio Plague Vaccine Patent Emerges From Opposition Period

iBio, Inc. today announced it received notice from the European Patent Office that the opposition period expired for a bio-defense product patent granted to iBio, and no opposition was filed.

Remediation of Chemical Agent Contaminated Sites

The Joint Project Manager for Elimination (JPM-E) is evaluating technologies to remediate chemical agent-contaminated soils and debris on site at large chemical weapons burial sites.

NIAID Seeks Biodefense Priority Pathogen Therapeutics

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is seeking information regarding efforts to develop therapeutic products that demonstrate activity for the treatment of diseases on the NIAID Category A, B and C Priority Pathogens list.

Engineers develop material for better detectors

MedicalNewsToday: University of Utah engineers have developed a new type of carbon nanotube material for handheld sensors that will be quicker and better at sniffing out explosives, deadly gases and illegal drugs.