The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Chemical and Biological Defense Division (CBD) is awarding a sole source contract to Rapid Pathogen Screening of Sarasota, Fla. for final development and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) validation of the company’s RPS FebriDx Lateral Flow Assay (LFA). Continue reading
The Department of Defense office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) has detailed focus efforts and allocations for FY 2014 research projects.
Comprehensive Program Announcements will be released during 2014. The Program Announcements will include detailed descriptions of funding Continue reading
The active ingredient in vinegar, acetic acid, can effectively kill mycobacteria, even highly drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis, an international team of researchers from Venezuela, France, and the US reports in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
Acetic acid might be Continue reading
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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is seeking parties interested in co-developing technology associated with advancing point-of-care diagnostic devices that reduce mass, power, volume and consumables requirements.
In addition to meeting NASA mission requirements for biomedical analysis and Continue reading
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 of Health Continue reading
Researchers have debated for more than two decades the likely impacts, if any, of global warming on the worldwide incidence of malaria, a mosquito-borne disease that infects more than 300 million people each year.
Now, University of Michigan ecologists and their colleagues are reporting the first hard evidence that malaria does—as had long been predicted Continue reading
A new Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program seeks technology that may make ultraviolet-based laser detection equipment for chemical and biological defense more readily available in the field.
Raman spectroscopy uses lasers to measure molecular vibrations to quickly and accurately identify unknown substances. Ultraviolet Continue reading
For the first time, scientists have demonstrated the effectiveness of a small-molecule drug in protecting nonhuman primates from the lethal Marburg virus. Their work, published this week in the journal Nature, is the result of a continuing collaboration between Army scientists and industry partners that also shows promise for treating a broad range of other viral diseases.
According to senior author Sina Bavari Continue reading
The Pentagon Force Protection Agency, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, & Explosive (CBRNE) Directorate is seeking proposals for provision of External Modeling System (EMS) support services.
The services include measuring complex winds in environments with dense buildings and complex terrain, high-quality sensing of the Continue reading