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2014-07-24 08:34:04

Expanding bio-risk management support for federal, state and institutional laboratories PRINCETON, N.J., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WIRB-Copernicus Group(®) ("WCG")(TM), the world's largest provider of regulatory and ethical review services for clinical research, announced today that it has acquired Alliance Biosciences. Formerly a division of Richmond, VA-based Alliance Engineering, Alliance Biosciences was the leading biosafety and biosecurity consulting firm in the United...

2014-06-28 13:53:06

Leopoldina General guidelines on dealing with security-relevant scientific research/ Self-regulation and increasing awareness of the 'dual-use problem' The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina presented their joint recommendations on "Scientific Freedom and Scientific Responsibility" on 26 June 2014 in Berlin. Attended by representatives from the media, the Professors Jörg Hacker and Peter...

CDC Workers Exposed To Anthrax
2014-06-21 07:51:52

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of those government agencies that is almost universally regarded as entirely competent and worthy of having the complete trust of the American public. This stellar reputation may, in fact, be wholly unwarranted. It was reported Thursday that as many as 86 government scientists, researchers and employees were exposed to the potentially lethal live form of the bacterium...

2014-05-20 12:34:17

Advanced Disease Surveillance: Regional Lab Will Boost Global Biological Security PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new biological containment laboratory has been officially handed over by the Government of Canada to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA). The Biosafety Level 3 facility is the first of its kind for the Caribbean region. Manufactured by Germfree, the facility was provided by Canada to CARPHA in cooperation with the Pan American...

2014-03-05 20:21:16

SHERBROOKE, QC, March 5, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Laboratoire M2's THYMOX Disinfectant, with its virucidal effect, allows farmers to face Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED), a serious disease that can afflict swine farms. THYMOX is effective against viruses such as PED The first cases of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, a disease currently wreaking havoc in swine farms in the United States, were recently confirmed in Canada. Laboratoire M2's THYMOX Disinfectant allows breeders to effectively...

2014-01-17 23:00:40

Fieldpoint has been selected by a farm assessment service provider as their resource management and scheduling software solution. The service management application is configurable to meet biosecurity guidelines for farmers, producers and crop growers. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 Fieldpoint Service Applications Inc. announced today that they have been selected by a farm assessment service provider to help better manage the planning and scheduling of their inspectors. The...

2012-08-23 01:28:21

Mosquito-borne West Nile virus (WNV) caused 26 deaths already this year, and nearly 700 cases had been reported by mid-August according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). WNV had become "old news" among the public and the media. Furthermore, funding to support research, training and education, and surveillance and vector control had waned. Now there is an urgent imperative to redouble our efforts to understand and control this dangerous virus. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
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