HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
K-State's National Agricultural Biosecurity Center receives $1.3 Million from Department of Defense

MANHATTAN, KAN. -- The Department of Defense has awarded a $1.38 million two-year contract to the National Agricultural Biosecurity Center at Kansas State University.

Through efforts by the National Agricultural Biosecurity Center and its three subcontractors, the project will develop content and software to help the nation's emergency management personnel respond more effectively to an agricultural or zoonotic bioterrorist event.

The project is called "Situational Competency, Simulations and Lessons Learned for Food/Agricultural Bioterrorism." The Department of Defense is funding the project through the Technical Support Working Group of the Combating Terrorism Technology Support Office.

Principal investigator is Marty Vanier, DVM, assistant director and program coordinator of the National Agricultural Biosecurity Center.

Subcontracting partners are: University of Alabama-Birmingham's Center for Emergency Care and Disaster Preparedness; Cell Exchange, Inc., a Cambridge, Mass.,-based software and technology developer; and Analytic Services, Inc., (ANSER), an Arlington, Va.,-based public service research institute that provides information systems delivery.

As partners on the project, Analytic Services, Inc., will compile an agrosecurity lessons learned database based on modifications of existing software; Cell Exchange will create a "dashboard technology" based on its "Protect America" real time content aggregation system; the University of Alabama-Birmingham will create a series of rotating images to increase awareness of agricultural biopreparedness.

The elements will be integrated into an National Agricultural Biosecurity Center portal at K-State, Vanier explained.

She said the first objective is to scour the nation's emergency response community for examples of significant lessons it has learned from various agrosecurity response efforts, including naturally occurring outbreaks of diseases of plants a
'"/>

Contact: Marty Vanier, DVM
mvanier@k-state.edu
785-532-6193
Kansas State University
9-Sep-2004


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Brown ecologist garners major National Science Foundation grant
2. National Academies advisory: genome data and bioterrorism
3. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, September 2004
4. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory gets $10 million from NIH to build virtual lung
5. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, August 2004
6. National Academies Advisory: Sept. 18-19 Nanotechnology Conference
7. UNC researchers awarded $8.65 million from National Institute on Aging
8. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, July 2004
9. National Corn Growers Association announces valuable maize genome data now available to scientists
10. National Academies advisory: July 21 meeting on S&T presidential advisory committees
11. National Bioinformatics Resource Center to support infectious disease research

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/19/2019)... ... , ... Nativis, Inc., today announced the Company has changed ... immediately for the clinical stage, therapeutic device company, which is developing non-invasive treatments ... Rivera, Chief Executive Officer, said, “the renaming of the company to EMulate Therapeutics, ...
(Date:3/18/2019)... ... March 18, 2019 , ... uBiome, the ... and the third highest quality portfolio following Seres Health and Nestle, as published ... Moser, and Theodor Myfleler. uBiome executives Dr. Jessica Richman, PhD, co-founder and CEO, ...
(Date:3/18/2019)... ... , ... Early engagement not only improves and makes research ... by better balancing scientific objectives with patient goals. , Reaching out to patient ... from development to market. Involving these groups in this manner ensures better information ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:3/19/2019)... Israel and BASEL, Switzerland (PRWEB) , ... ... ... Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer, the largest hospital in Israel and ... develop point-of-care cell-therapy manufacturing using the state-of-the-art Cocoon™ manufacturing platform. The partnership ...
(Date:3/15/2019)... ... March 15, 2019 , ... ... and affiliate companies including AVAPCO LLC and API Intellectual Properties Holdings. The ... and R&D center in Thomaston, Georgia, operations, research, and business development staff ...
(Date:3/14/2019)... ROCK, Ark. (PRWEB) , ... March 14, 2019 ... ... America’s 29th Annual Conference & Expo, themed “Navigating the Full Spectrum of Case ... Vegas, NV, June 10-14, 2019. This conference is the only case management industry ...
(Date:3/14/2019)... ... March 13, 2019 , ... The International Society for ... taking place in Brussels, Belgium on 25–26 September 2019. This event is a ... innovative approaches. , “Biopharmaceuticals have become a main pillar in the pharmaceutical ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: