Pennsylvania biodefense center receives $30 million boost

Thursday, Jul 8, 2010 @ 7:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A proposed $830 million biodefense center in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, will receive a $30 million boost thanks to a state capital construction bill Gov. Ed Rendell plans to sign.
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Indonesian officials warn of chemical, biological threats

Thursday, Jul 8, 2010 @ 7:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Indonesian officials warned on July 7 that, in the future, terrorist methods in Indonesia would become more advanced and could utilize chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons.
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Texas A&M given contract to fight bioagents

Thursday, Jul 8, 2010 @ 8:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with Texas A&M Institute for Genomic Medicine announced this week they have been selected by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to develop new drug targets for toxins, viruses and bacterial pathogens that will ultimately help to defend against
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Fire slows destruction of army's chemical weapons

Thursday, Jul 8, 2010 @ 9:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A possible fire in a piece of machinery temporarily halted work last week at the Anniston Army Depot
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Planet's stockpile of chemical weapons slashed

Friday, Jul 9, 2010 @ 9:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons announced on July 8 that more 60 percent of weapons declared to it by states under the Chemical Weapons Convention have been eliminated.
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Kansas and Nebraska National Guard to conduct bioresponse drills

Friday, Jul 9, 2010 @ 9:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Kansas and Nebraska first-responders and units from the National Guard will conduct an eight-day exercise, including response to biological and chemical agents, in Salina, Kansas, beginning July 12.
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Intravenous Restanza shows positive pre-clinical study results

Friday, Jul 9, 2010 @ 9:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with Advanced Life Sciences recently announced the result of pre-clinical studies for a new antibiotic that could potentially treat a number of bio-terror agents.
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Northern Mongolia hit with anthrax outbreak

Friday, Jul 9, 2010 @ 9:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Medical authorities in Mongolia reported this week that at least three people have been contaminated with anthrax.
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Terahertz waves can "see" bioagents from 20 meters away

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 @ 7:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute say they have made a breakthrough in detecting hidden chemical and biological agents from up to 20 meters away.
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HHS provides funds for hospital bioterror preparedness

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 @ 7:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced that it will provide a total of $390.5 million this month to help hospitals nationwide to strengthen medical capabilities.
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Anthrax outbreak in United Kingdom slowing

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 @ 8:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

There has only been one new reported case of anthrax related to heroin use in the United Kingdom since May, leading many to believe that the outbreak among users has come to an end.
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India greenlights biological, chemical protection systems

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 @ 9:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

India's Cabinet Committee on Security has given the green light to a project to develop systems and equipment to protect against biological, chemical and nuclear weapons and leakages.
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House bill seeks to remove $2 billion in bioterror funding

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 @ 7:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recently passed house appropriations bill seeks to take $2 billion dollars away from funds intended to fight bioterrorism and outbreaks of pandemic disease.
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AnaptysBio receives funding for biosensors

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 @ 7:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with AnaptysBio recently announced it has been awarded a contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to use its somatic hypermutation technology platform to create antibodies that could be used to detect bioterrorist threats.
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Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., holds biosecurity meeting with NATO members

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 @ 8:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Parliamentary Assembly met with the senior-leadership of Emergent Biosolutions, Inc., on July 12 to discuss the policies put in place to protect the country from a bioterrorism event or a pandemic illness.
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Army preparing soldiers for rapid bioterror response

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 @ 9:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Soldiers with the New York National Guard Aviation will complete certification to combat biological threats during a special training session this week at Fort Drum in Fort Drum, N.Y.
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Talent and Graham react to potential biodefense spending cut

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 @ 7:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Former senators Bob Graham and Jim Talent wrote a letter to President Barack Obama on July 12 expressing their concerns over plans to cut biodefense spending by $2 billion.
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Anthrax scare at Chilean chancellery

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 @ 7:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The police, fire department and military were called in on July 13 to a building that houses the Chilean chancellery in Santiago, Chile, to investigate a potential anthrax attack.
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Bioterrorism response forces announced

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 @ 9:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A force of 570 National Guardsman with training in responding to bioterrorism attacks with medical care, security and even decontamination will be station in Missouri by 2012.
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Smallpox vaccine delivered to national stockpile

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 @ 9:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

One million doses of the smallpox vaccine IMVAMUNE have been delivered to the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile for use in the event of a smallpox bioterrorism attack on the U.S.
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