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Technologies for Host Resilience (THoR)

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced a new Technologies for Host Resilience (THoR) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to catalyze the development of breakthrough interventions that would increase the ability of patients’ own bodies to tolerate a broad range of pathogens.

VesiculoVax-Vectored Ebola Vaccine Shown Effective and Safe

Results of a study published in today’s issue of the journal Nature demonstrate that a single dose of vaccine administered using Perfectus BioSciences’ VesiculoVax vector platform protects non-human primates against the “Makona” strain of Ebola virus, the strain responsible for the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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.