Hauer named to Emergent BioSolutions' board of directors

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2009 @ 6:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

GAITHERSBURG, Md.
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Safety procedures under review at Boston U. medical labs

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2009 @ 7:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

BOSTON
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Suspicious envelopes sent to U.N. missions apparently contained flour

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2009 @ 8:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

NEW YORK
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NIH awards grant to Biolog to aid biodefense researchers

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2009 @ 9:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Institutes of Health recently awarded Biolog Inc. $923,000 to help it develop a next-generation version of the firm's cell array technology.
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Ricin antidote to enter production

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2009 @ 10:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An anti-toxin that protects against ricin poisoning is to move into production for the first time, BBC News reported Nov. 11.
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Inglesby named director of UPMC's Center for Biosecurity

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2009 @ 10:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

PITTSBURGH
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Scientists Announce Possible Treatment for Deadly Virus

Thursday, Nov 12, 2009 @ 5:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A team of Australian and U.S. scientists believe they have found an antibody that could protect humans from the deadly Hendra virus, Australia's Northern Miner reported yesterday.
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Former Homeland Security secretary named Global Security leader at national lab

Thursday, Nov 12, 2009 @ 5:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

LIVERMORE, Calif.
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Suspicious envelope found at 6th U.N. mission

Friday, Nov 13, 2009 @ 4:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

NEW YORK
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University of Illinois to develop antibiotics against potential bioterrorism agents

Friday, Nov 13, 2009 @ 5:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have received a $4 million federal grant to develop new antibiotics to treat anthrax, tularemia and plague, the university announced Nov. 10.
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Cornell University professor says bioweapons threat is increasing

Friday, Nov 13, 2009 @ 5:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The critical questions that frame the understanding of biological weapons include what biological weapons threaten the U.S.; how the threats have changed after the Cold War, the Sept. 11 terror attacks and the development of biotechnology; and how to bett
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Scholars argue for biodefense policy changes in new book

Friday, Nov 13, 2009 @ 5:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Biological warfare has shaped human conflict throughout history. But the deadly anthrax-letter mailings following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks presented Americans with a threat new and terrifying.
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Emergent BioSolutions acquires manufacturing facility from MdBio

Saturday, Nov 14, 2009 @ 4:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

ROCKVILLE, Md.
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Researcher says ICC needs stronger biological, chemical weapons provisions

Saturday, Nov 14, 2009 @ 4:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

This month, the States Parties to the International Criminal Court will come together in The Hague to prepare for their review of the Rome Statute, the ICC's governing document, in Uganda in 2010.
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SRI International opens research center in Virginia

Saturday, Nov 14, 2009 @ 4:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

RI International opened a new facility for its Center for Advanced Drug Research, where scientists will work on developing vaccines, more quickly diagnosing infections and developing new treatments.
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Kent State University becomes 2nd in U.S. to offer biosafety training

Saturday, Nov 14, 2009 @ 4:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

KENT, Ohio
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DARPA seeks proposals to improve bio-threat detectors

Saturday, Nov 14, 2009 @ 4:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is requesting proposals for a device that would enable faster, more accurate detection of a broad range of biological agents, writes Katie Drummond of Wired.com.
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Chemical weapon aware military paint research begins

Monday, Nov 16, 2009 @ 4:30pm by Nick Rees

Paint used to camouflage military vehicles by the United Kingdom could potentially become an enhanced method for protecting soldiers from chemical weapon attacks, researchers hope.
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Boston biodefense complex faces legal challenges

Monday, Nov 16, 2009 @ 4:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A $198 million Boston University Medical Center biological defense laboratory complex's opening has been blocked by federal and state lawsuits brought by the public.
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Report calls for NSA-named head for central authority over bio labs

Monday, Nov 16, 2009 @ 4:47pm by Nick Rees

The Government Accountability Office has released a new report calling for the naming of a central authority to oversee laboratories working with biological agents.
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