Friday, January 15th, 2021


FDA approves Ebolavirus treatment Ebanga

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a treatment for the Zaire Ebolavirus infection in adults and children. The treatment is called Ebanga, a human monoclonal antibody that blocks the virus's binding to the cell receptor, thus preventing its entry into the cell. Zaire... Read More »

Senators applaud DHS for combatting vaccine fraud

A group of U.S. Senators is commending the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) for their efforts to protect against counterfeit vaccines and personal protective equipment through Operation Stolen Promise 2.0. “In April U.S. Immigration and Customs... Read More »

WHO, Sanofi renew tropical disease focus

World Health Organization (WHO) personnel and officials representing Sanofi, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, said the entities are partnering to readdress neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). “This decades-long collaboration exemplifies a successful public–private... Read More »

DARPA Toolbox seeks to aid vendor technology access

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has initiated its DARPA Toolbox, which provides open licensing opportunities with commercial technology vendors to researchers behind DARPA programs. “DARPA performers are frequently encumbered by having to negotiate access to tools, IP... Read More »

Bechtel initiates chemical weapons destruction initiative

The engineering, construction, and project management firm Bechtel has initiated an effort to address chemical weapons destruction to reach the goal of eradicating the national stockpile by 2023. “As a signatory to the Chemical Weapons Convention treaty, the U.S. is committed to destroying the... Read More »

Researchers maintain LED lighting kills coronavirus

Tel Aviv University (TAU) researchers maintain the coronavirus can be killed efficiently, quickly, and cheaply using ultraviolet (UV) light-emitting diodes (UV-LEDs). Scientists believe the UV-LED technology would soon be available for private and commercial use, suggesting installation in air... Read More »

DHS funds target wireless device intrusions

Bastille Networks has secured a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) pact to address unwanted wireless device intrusions. Through the Phase 5 Other Transaction Agreement (OTA), the Atlanta, Georgia-based... Read More »

Session targets bolstering nuclear security engagement

Experts from 21 countries, industry, and non-government organizations gathered virtually last month for the 12th meeting of the Global Dialogue on Nuclear Security Priorities - focusing on enhancing nuclear security engagement. The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) indicated the session addressed,... Read More »