Lawmakers make strides in WMD fight

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010 @ 6:14am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bipartisan legislation was introduced last week that lawmakers hope will implement recommendations made by the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission.
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FDNY equipped with better CBRN protection

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010 @ 6:19am by BioPrepWatch Reports

In an effort to better prepare firefighters in New York for a radiological attack, FDNY has announced the purchase of Demron personal-protection armor from Radiation Shield Technologies of Miami, Fla., as part of its chemical protective clothing upgrade p
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Anthrax scare in Bootle, England

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010 @ 7:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials in Bootle, England, recently responded to an anthrax scare, closing several streets after a suspicious package was found.
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Capitol Visitor Center flushes "anthrax"

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010 @ 7:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Rather than report a potential bioterrorism emergency to emergency management officers, an employee at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C., flushed a white powder from a bag labeled "Anthrax."
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Chicago tests CBRN response teams

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010 @ 11:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergency response teams in Chicago are testing their skills this week to see how well they respond to different types of disasters, according to a myfoxchicago.com news report.
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Australian researchers pave way for new herpes vaccine

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010 @ 11:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers with the University of Sydney in Australia say the results of recent research could help them to develop a vaccine for the herpes simplex virus.
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South Korea prepares for bioattack

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 @ 7:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Tensions continued to mount Tuesday between North and South Korea when a nationwide civil defense drill was held in South Korea.
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Allergan denies Botox could be used in bioattack

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 @ 9:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Allergan, the Irvine, Calif.-based maker of Botox, has denied that its drug could be used as a bioweapon by terrorists.
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New Manhattan Project needed to fight bioterror

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 @ 10:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Perception does not equal reality, especially when it comes to the United States
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Federal offices receive powder filled envelopes

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 @ 10:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

White powder-filled envelopes mailed to federal offices in Idaho and Washington turned out to be hoaxes rather than a bioweapon such as anthrax, according to The Spokesman-Review.
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Biodetection Technologies conference kicks off

Thursday, Jun 17, 2010 @ 7:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The 16th Biodetection Technologies conference will kick off today in Arlington, Virginia, hosting more than 100 companies on the cutting edge of anti-terror technologies and detection systems.
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Biolab opens in Ukraine

Thursday, Jun 17, 2010 @ 7:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar applauded the opening of the Interim Central Reference Laboratory in Odessa, Ukraine, this week, announcing that it will be instrumental in researching dangerous pathogens used by bioterrorists.
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WMD Prevention and Preparedness Act of 2010 introduced

Thursday, Jun 17, 2010 @ 8:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Aiming to improve efforts to prevent and respond to an attack by weapons of mass destruction, U.S. Congressmen Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and Peter T. King (R-NY) have introduced The WMD Prevention and Preparedness Act of 2010.
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Leaking mustard weapons found at Colo. depot

Thursday, Jun 17, 2010 @ 8:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Army officials at the Pueblo Chemical Depot in Pueblo, Colo., say that three shells leaking mustard agent vapor have been resealed.
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New bio-facility to serve as prototype for defense facilities

Thursday, Jun 17, 2010 @ 10:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Brett Giroir, vice-chancellor for research at the Texas A & M University System, recently announced progress on a large-scale experimental biopharmaceutical facility that will serve as a prototype for strategic defense facilities.
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Gates raises specter of Iran CBRN attack on Europe

Friday, Jun 18, 2010 @ 7:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Thursday that the Obama administration
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ICx given contracts to fight bioterror

Friday, Jun 18, 2010 @ 7:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

ICx Technologies, a developer of sensor technologies for homeland security, was recently awarded two contracts to fight bioterror valued at $9.1 million by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
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Contract awarded to fight nerve gas

Friday, Jun 18, 2010 @ 8:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Southwest Research Institute has received a three-year, $1.89 million contract to create and test small molecular compounds to be used as antidotes in the event of exposure to a chemical warfare agent such as nerve gas.
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New drug can prevent outbreaks of Marbug in monkeys

Friday, Jun 18, 2010 @ 8:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Institute of Health announced that a drug supported by the federal agency has shown it is capable of preventing outbreaks of Marbug hemorrhagic fever - similar to the Ebola virus - in test monkeys.
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Biotech firms working with HHS on medical countermeasures

Friday, Jun 18, 2010 @ 9:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The heads of several biotech companies met on June 16 at the 8th Annual Biodefense, Vaccines and Therapeutics Conference in Washington, D.C., to discuss their experiences working with the Department of Health and Human Services.
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