DoD to fund research into anti-botulism drugs

Friday, Mar 5, 2010 @ 10:28pm by Nick Rees

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University's Institute of Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery have been selected to receive research funds to develop anti-botulism drugs.
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Panel questions risk of Fort Detrick lab

Friday, Mar 5, 2010 @ 10:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A National Academy of Sciences panel has revealed that the U.S. Army failed to analyze fully the public exposure risks of deadly pathogens from a Fort Detrick biodefense laboratory.
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Brooklyn judge in anthrax scare

Friday, Mar 5, 2010 @ 10:37pm by Nick Rees

The secretary of a Brooklyn judge opened an envelope on Thursday containing a suspicious white powder, a spokesman for the Office of Court Administration has announced.
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SAIC receives contract to support ECBC

Friday, Mar 5, 2010 @ 10:41pm by Nick Rees

The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command has awarded Science Applications International Corporation with a contract to support the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center and other customers with CBRNE support services.
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FBI releases documents on Bruce Ivins

Friday, Mar 5, 2010 @ 11:02pm by Nick Rees

The FBI has made public thousands of pages of police reports, emails and other files about Bruce Ivins, the alleged culprit of the 2001 anthrax mailings.
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Milwaukee CDC director urges upgrade to pandemic controls

Monday, Mar 8, 2010 @ 3:30pm by Nick Rees

Director of the Center for Disease Control and Environmental Health for the City of Milwaukee Health Department, discussed bioterrorism issues and current methods of disease pandemic control at a recent lecture at the Univ. of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.
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Teledyne receives DoD contract to aid nation's CBRN responders

Monday, Mar 8, 2010 @ 3:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., has been awarded a contract by the Department of Defense to aid the nation's front line performers in defense against chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive weapons of mass destruction.
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Program for international biodetection conference announced

Monday, Mar 8, 2010 @ 3:36pm by Nick Rees

The program for the Knowledge Foundation's 16th Biodetection Technologies conference has officially been revealed.
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Missouri National Guard receives biothreat training

Monday, Mar 8, 2010 @ 3:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Missouri National Guard members at Fort Leonard Wood were trained this weekend on biological, chemical and nuclear detection equipment.
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UPMC releases assessment of health preparedness

Monday, Mar 8, 2010 @ 3:45pm by Nick Rees

The Center for Biosecurity of UPMC has released a comprehensive assessment of the Health and Human Services Hospital Preparedness program to aid in developing recommendations for improving and evaluating future hospital preparedness efforts.
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Emergency responders should be immunized against anthrax

Monday, Mar 8, 2010 @ 4:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergency responders arrived at Sen. Tom Daschle
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Dr. Andres Braun joins TrovaGene, Inc.

Tuesday, Mar 9, 2010 @ 4:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dr. Braun joins TrovaGene, Inc., as its vice president and chief medical officer. Dr. Braun has more than 25 years of direct industry experience in the development of molecular diagnostic assays for the clinical reference laboratory.
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Burbank, California purchases biodetection equipment

Tuesday, Mar 9, 2010 @ 4:19pm by Nick Rees

The city of Burbank, California, has made a purchase order with Universal Detection Technology for bioterrorism detection equipment, including the company's 5-agent detection kit.
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English man pleads guilty to ricin possession

Tuesday, Mar 9, 2010 @ 4:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A white supremacist in England has pleaded guilty to the production of the deadly poison ricin for use in acts of terrorism.
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Report says Iran in possession of chemical warheads

Tuesday, Mar 9, 2010 @ 4:25pm by Nick Rees

According to a report in the Kuwaiti daily Al-Siyassa, Iran's Islami Revolutionary Guard Corps has equipped missiles with chemical warheads.
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Indian navy to develop NBC training facility

Tuesday, Mar 9, 2010 @ 4:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

India's navy has begun the creation of a nuclear, biological and chemical defense training facility.
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David Southwell named executive V.P. and CFO of Human Genome Sciences

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 @ 4:02pm by Nick Rees

David P. Southwell has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of Human Genome Sciences, Inc.
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Anthrax scare in Helena, Montana

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 @ 4:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Part of Montana's capitol city of Helena was shut down this week following an anthrax scare at the Department of Labor and Industry.
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Idaho State virtual world finalist for bioterror training challenge

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 @ 4:34pm by Nick Rees

Idaho State University's "Play2Train" Second Life application has been named by the U.S. Army Simulation and Training Technology Center as a finalist in its inaugural Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge.
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Congress advised on water treatment protection

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 @ 4:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Congress has been advised by the American Water Works Association that any new chemical security legislation needs to reflect local water experts' needs to make key treatment decisions.
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