FDA approves first treatment for Ebola

On October 14 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Inmazeb (atoltivimab, maftivimab, and odesivimab-ebgn), a mixture of three monoclonal antibodies, as the first FDA-approved treatment for Zaire ebolavirus (Ebola virus) infection in adult and pediatric patients.

“Today’s action demonstrates the FDA’s ongoing commitment to responding to public health threats—both domestically and...

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SepSolve Analytical launches a new powerful chemometrics platform that transforms complex data into meaningful results

Sepsolve Analytical Ltd has announced the launch of a ground-breaking new addition to its software suite: ChromCompare+ is a powerful, yet easy-to-use, chemometrics platform for comparing multiple GC and GC×GC chromatograms and extracting useful insights into the constituents that are present. Crucially, it offers the flexibility to process data from a...

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FDA Issues Warning Letter to Battelle Memorial Institue

On October 7 the FDA issued a warning letter to Battelle Memorial Institute for failing to comply with regulatory requirements for medical device reporting.

According to reports the institute did not meet the requirements specified in the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System. Under the...

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Turkmenistan to build new virology lab?

From Khronika Turkmenistana Website 14 Sep 2020

President [of Turkmenistan] Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov visited the construction site of a sanatorium in Ak Bugday District's Bagabat village on 13 September. The construction of the sanatorium for 200 beds became known in autumn 2017.

The head of a construction company [its name was not...

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Man cleared over chemical explosives haul

A man charged with storing grenades, mines and chemical weapons at his farm has been cleared. Russell Wadge, 58, was charged after counter-terrorism police raided his property in Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire, in 2019.

The trial at Newport Crown Court heard that the large stocks of chemicals found at Wadge's property in June...

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CBRN Fuchs to be upgraded

The British Armey fleet of CBRN Reconnaisance FUCHS vehicles are set to receive another upgrade. 

The contract, worth £16 million, has been awared to Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL) to upgrade and sustain both the vehicles and training simulator.

Under the contract, RBSL will address obsolescence issues in the vehicles, as...

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Lincolnshire Police Staff member charged with making explosive substance and importing banned weapons

A woman who works for the Lincolnshire police force has been charged with making an explosive substance and importing banned weapons. Zoe Watts was arrested on Sunday, October 4 after police and an Army bomb team attended an address, leading to other houses in the street being evacuated. 

She is charged with one...

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