Pulmatrix awarded contract for inhaled vaccine

Wednesday, Dec 15, 2010 @ 5:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Pulmatrix $5.7 million to continue preclinical development of an inhaled cationic airway lining modulator.
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Indiana woman fears she may have been poisoned by anthrax

Wednesday, Dec 15, 2010 @ 5:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Plainfield, Indiana, woman has claimed that an ex-boyfriend may have poisoned her with a toxic substance like anthrax or ricin that has lead to multiple health problems.
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Bruker Detection to supply navy with chemical detection system

Wednesday, Dec 15, 2010 @ 5:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Under an initial Department of Defense contract worth more than $1 million, Bruker Detection Corporation has begun supplying the U.S. Navy with chemical detection systems.
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Arizona holds CBRN simulation

Wednesday, Dec 15, 2010 @ 5:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A significant emergency chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear materials training drill was conducted in the Phoenix region on December 13.
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Missile defense system fails second test in a row

Thursday, Dec 16, 2010 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The sole U.S. defense against long-range ballistic missiles that could carry chemical, biological or nuclear warheads recently failed its second test in a row, according to officials from the Department of Defense.
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Three states earn perfect preparedness scores

Thursday, Dec 16, 2010 @ 4:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Arkansas, Washington and North Dakota have received perfect scores in a new report on preparedness for a public health emergency.
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NanoScale Corporation demonstrates decontamination kits

Thursday, Dec 16, 2010 @ 4:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

NanoScale Corporation, based in Manhattan, Kansas, demonstrated its new decontamination kits to around 30 soldiers in the 172nd Chemica-Biological-Radiological-Nuclear Company at Fort Riley in preparation for the kits
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New chemical agent detector uses sulfur to detect agents

Thursday, Dec 16, 2010 @ 4:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientist Vyom Parashar of the Nanotechnology Application Center of Allahabad University in India has developed a new technology that uses nanomagnets to detect the presence of sulfur, which could be used to identify bombs and chemical warfare agents.
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Synthetic biology report issued

Friday, Dec 17, 2010 @ 5:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues has created its first report on the field of synthetic biology.
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Leaked cables warn of biothreat to India

Friday, Dec 17, 2010 @ 5:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A series of recently leaked news cables from the U.S. Embassy reported that a bioterror attack in India could be devastating.
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South Korea runs CBRN drills

Friday, Dec 17, 2010 @ 5:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dozens of South Korea residents recently evacuated and wore gas masks as part of a mass evacuation drill against chemical, biological and radiological attacks.
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Inmate convicted of anthrax hoax

Friday, Dec 17, 2010 @ 5:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A convicted murderer in Hagerstown, Maryland, was recently sentenced to five more years in prison for sending a powder-filled envelope to a former judge.
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Terrier military vehicle to utilize CBRN protection system

Monday, Dec 20, 2010 @ 4:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

BAE Systems PLC will use the U.S. company Pall Corporation
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Fort Detrick to clean up contaminated Area B

Monday, Dec 20, 2010 @ 4:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland, have signed an agreement outlining how to clean up the groundwater contamination located in Area B.
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ISBI holds biopreparedness luncheon

Monday, Dec 20, 2010 @ 4:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The International Security and Biopolicy Institute recently held the first event in its Washington, D.C., based private sector luncheon series.
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Florida justice center receives hoax anthrax letter

Monday, Dec 20, 2010 @ 4:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Authorities in Largo, Florida, have determined that an envelope of white powder delivered to the Pinellas County Justice Center on December 16 did not contain anthrax.
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Australia denied post for top Iraqi bioweapons scientist

Tuesday, Dec 21, 2010 @ 4:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

It was recently revealed that Australia denied a former top Iraqi biological weapons scientist a position at Victoria University in Melbourne in 2008.
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Bioterror warning for hotels and restaurants

Tuesday, Dec 21, 2010 @ 4:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A new terror threat using ricin and cyanide to cause simultaneous attacks on hotels and restaurants over a single weekend has bioterror experts worried.
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Response Biomedical receives patent for RAMP technology

Tuesday, Dec 21, 2010 @ 4:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Response Biomedical Corporation has received a notice of allowance on its patent application connected to RAMP technology, which will be used for its tests in the biodefense industries.
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Anthrax tainted heroin linked to fewer drug deaths

Tuesday, Dec 21, 2010 @ 4:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Experts in Tayside, Scotland, believe that 10 deaths in early 2010 linked to anthrax-tainted heroin may be linked to fewer drug deaths as compared with last year.
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