U.S. biodefense spending to increase

Friday, Jun 25, 2010 @ 8:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. federal biodefense spending will see a four percent increase over last fiscal year, according to a report from the Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
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Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., delivers BioThrax to allied nations

Friday, Jun 25, 2010 @ 8:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Several allied nations have received shipments of BioThrax, an anthrax vaccine produced by Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., the company reported this week.
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Chicago to build CBRN response emergency care center

Monday, Jun 28, 2010 @ 7:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A $10 million capital grant was recently announced by Illinois' Governor Pat Quinn to develop a state-of-the-art emergency and disaster preparedness center in Chicago that would be utilized in the event of a CBRN attack.
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N.Y.'s 222nd Chemical Company trains for CBRN attack

Monday, Jun 28, 2010 @ 8:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Citizen soldiers of the 222nd Chemical Company of the New York Army National Guard recently trained in conducting a rescue mission in the event of a radiological, biological or chemical attack on U.S. civilians.
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Positive intradermal testing results announced for Rivax

Monday, Jun 28, 2010 @ 8:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Soligenix, Inc., has announced positive results for intradermal injection testing of Rivax, its vaccine against mucosal and systemic ricin intoxication.
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Extensive clean up work done on Plum Island

Monday, Jun 28, 2010 @ 9:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

According to government documents obtained by The Associated Press, extensive efforts have been made since 2000 to remove contaminants and waste from the top-secret Plum Island germ warfare research station in New York.
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Kansas State launches bioterror research center

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 @ 7:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan., has launched its new research center to fight bioterrorism and find methods of combating pathogens transferred between humans and animals.
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Appeal of South African chemical and biowarfare project head denied

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 @ 7:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An appeal by the former head of a secret South African chemical and biological warfare project to overturn a court ruling that allowed his conduct to be probe was recently dismissed in Pretoria, South Africa.
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Alabama man pleads guilty to anthrax hoax

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 @ 7:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An Alabama man has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to mail hoax anthrax letters.
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Florida woman sentenced for anthrax hoax

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 @ 7:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Sebring, Fla., woman was recently sentenced to almost a year in jail for sending letters containing white powder to the Highlands County Sheriff
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Anthrax scare in N.J.

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 @ 7:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Several businesses in Lakewood, N.J., were evacuated on Monday following the reception of a threatening letter and a suspicious powder.
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Edgewood appoints new technincal director

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 @ 7:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Joseph Wienand was recently appointed as the technical director of the U.S. Army
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Canadian man convicted of mailing ricin-tainted water

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 @ 7:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An Ontario Superior Court has convicted an aspiring Canadian actor of 11 counts of attempted murder for sending water bottles tainted with ricin and explosive devices to people he viewed as "foes."
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Maryland anti-terrorism center hits another delay

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 @ 8:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The construction of a $100 million anti-terrorism center on Maryland's Eastern Shore meant to teach response techniques for bioterrorism and other CBRN attacks has hit another snag.
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