Boston BSL-4 lab remains unopened

Wednesday, Dec 8, 2010 @ 4:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Controversy is still simmering over a finished but unopened biosafety level 4 laboratory facility located Boston
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Wikileaks reveals Iraqi biological, chemical weapons

Wednesday, Dec 8, 2010 @ 4:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Among the trove of documents released by Julian Assange
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NCPA holds workshop on transportation of chemical components

Wednesday, Dec 8, 2010 @ 4:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Committee for Prevention of Arms held a workshop on methods to transport weapons with chemical components in Doha, Qatar on Monday, highlighting some of the clauses contained in the recent Chemical Weapons Convention Treaty.
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PharmaJet, AMRIID cooperating on needle-free smallpox vaccine

Wednesday, Dec 8, 2010 @ 4:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

PharmaJet, Inc., and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases have signed a cooperative research and development agreement to combine PharmaJet
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German scientists develop water bioterror detector

Thursday, Dec 9, 2010 @ 2:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A new one-minute water warning system has been developed by German scientists to ensure that water supplies are further scrutinized for bioweapons, toxins and other substances that could be hazardous to the public
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UDT and Powersafe team for bioterror protection

Thursday, Dec 9, 2010 @ 2:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Universal Detection Technology, a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies, and Powersafe Pty Ltd., have created a joint relationship to combine the two companies' products to protect facilities from bioterrorism and other infectious health thre
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Obama calls on businesses to fight bioterror

Thursday, Dec 9, 2010 @ 5:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Obama administration recently announced a new biodefense plan that moves funding towards technologies that are intended to stop the effects of biological weapons that could be used in an attack.
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Novigen awarded contract for development of hemorrhagic fever therapeutic

Thursday, Dec 9, 2010 @ 5:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Novigen Pharmaceuticals announced on December 8 that it has been awarded a four year contract from the Department of Defense for the development of the University of Utah
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FBI seeks to delay anthrax review

Friday, Dec 10, 2010 @ 4:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has asked the National Academy of Sciences to delay its release of a review of the seven year investigation into the anthrax mail attacks in 2001 that killed five people.
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Study shows complete protection against monkeypox

Friday, Dec 10, 2010 @ 4:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An article that describes complete protection of non-human primates against an extremely pathogenic monkeypox challenge after vaccination with Inovio Pharmaceuticals
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Florida National Guard simulates CBRN attack

Friday, Dec 10, 2010 @ 4:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A National Guard unit based in Fort Blanding, Florida, that is tasked with responding to biological and chemical attacks recently underwent a day-long evaluation by military authorities that consisted of a major simulated exercise.
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South Koreans to be equipped with gas masks

Friday, Dec 10, 2010 @ 4:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

South Korean residents near the border with North Korea, including those on the five islands near the Western Sea border, are set to receive gas masks by 2012 in case of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack.
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Homeland Security and Defense Business Council releases biothreat monograph

Monday, Dec 13, 2010 @ 5:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Homeland Security and Defense Business Council recently released its fourth in a series of monographs in its 9/10/11 project, focusing on the nation
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BioNeutral Group developing biothreat disinfectants

Monday, Dec 13, 2010 @ 5:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

BioNeutral Group, Inc., has been successfully developing a line of cleaning and disinfecting formulas that can neutralize hospital superbugs and anthrax spores.
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Water toxicity system developed

Monday, Dec 13, 2010 @ 5:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Biologist Scott Gallager of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has developed a water toxicity sensor system called the Swimming Behavioral Spectophotometer that uses the swimming patterns of protozoa to detect if water is safe for drinking.
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NAS surprised by FBI's release of additional Amerithrax data

Monday, Dec 13, 2010 @ 5:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Academy of Sciences has stated they were surprised by the FBI
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IDF launches special CBRN battalion

Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010 @ 4:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Israeli Defense Force recently inaugurated a battalion dedicated to dealing directly with the effects of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack.
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Biological Weapons and Toxins Convention expands fight

Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010 @ 4:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Biological Weapons and Toxins Convention was originally designed to ban the development, stockpiling and use of biological weaponry, but has since expanded into spreading knowledge needed to effectively fight pandemics.
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AVI BioPharma names new CEO

Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010 @ 4:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

On Monday, AVI BioPharma announced that Chris Garabedian would become CEO and president as of January 1, 2011, while interim CEO, J. David Boyle II, would continue as CFO and senior vice president.
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Food industry better prepared to fight bioattacks

Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010 @ 5:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Center for Food Protection and Defense at the University of Minnesota founded in 2004, has partnered with the food industry to combat potential bioattacks on the U.S. food chain.
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