Emergent BioSolutions hosts Biopreparedness Forum for NATO Assembly

Friday, May 7, 2010 @ 8:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions Inc. recently hosted a
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Anthrax scare at Ireland's Galway Garda Station

Monday, May 10, 2010 @ 6:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Galway Garda Station in Ireland was evacuated for four hours last week after a package of suspicious white powder was delivered to the station, officials said.
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Man claims anthrax scare was his retirement plan

Monday, May 10, 2010 @ 7:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A transient is scheduled to be arraigned this week on a 10-count indictment charging him with anthrax hoaxes, threatening communications, making a threat against the president and failing to register as a sex offender.
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New technology could quickly detect bioterror attacks

Monday, May 10, 2010 @ 7:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Technology created in the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory could help authorities quickly detect bioterrorism attacks, help doctors diagnose diseases and help regulators discover diseases in products, according to an e! Science News release.
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Poison gas used on school children in Kabul

Monday, May 10, 2010 @ 7:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Three teachers and 22 schoolchildren in Kabul, Afghanistan, fell ill and were hospitalized on Tuesday following what Afghan official say is yet another poison gas attack on a girls' school, Reuters reports.
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HIV-positive man charged with bioterrorism

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 @ 7:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A man charged with committing an act of bioterrorism is beginning an effort in Macomb County, Michigan, Circuit Court to get his charge dismissed, and legal scholars and AIDS activist across the country will be paying attention.
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Colorado man to plead guilty to anthrax hoaxes

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 @ 7:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Colorado man who was charged in U.S. District Court in Alabama in connection with several anthrax mailing hoaxes has told authorities he intends to plead guilty to the crimes.
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White powder shuts down Virginia Beach sales center

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 @ 7:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In the end, the white powder found in a Virginia Beach, Virginia sales office caused an anthrax scare this week was not a threat at all but something found in nearly all offices.
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Hospitals would stuggle against CBRN response

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 @ 8:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Studies have shown that hospital emergency and trauma facilities, which are already stressed, would struggle to treat victims in the event of a chemical, biological, radiological of nuclear attack.
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Flexibility key to preventing bioterror attack, BIO International Convention told

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 @ 5:33pm by Nick Rees

"We need to be prepared for the known to deal with the unknown," Michael Kurilla of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said last week at the 2010 BIO International Convention.
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Vigilance key to preventing bioattack, expert says

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 @ 5:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Biological attacks are a global concern, Dr. Tevi Troy told a NATO Parliamentary Assembly hosted by Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., because they can easily spread far and wide, bringing horrific damage beyond their intended target.
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First responders need vaccinations to safeguard the nation, NATO assembly told

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 @ 5:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

"There are a variety of threats we have to worry about," Dr. Bob Kadlec told a NATO Parliamentary Assembly hosted by Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., last week. "Some are deliberate, some are accidental and some are natural.
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Guam Guard to hold training exercises this week

Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 8:15am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Guam Army National Guard
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Patriot Act raised cost of anthrax research, study says

Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 8:22am by BioPrepWatch Reports

While the Patriot Act and Bioterrorism Preparedness Act made it more difficult for anyone to obtain pathogens needed to launch a bioterror attack, the acts also had a few unintentional drawbacks, according to a study released this week in the Proceedings
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Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., praised by NATO Parliamentary Assembly

Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 8:59am by BioPrepWatch Reports

NATO Parliamentary Assembly members gave praise to Emergent BioSolutions Inc. for hosting a recent one-day forum focused on biopreparedness, TMCnet reported.
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South Korea begins anti-chemical weapons training

Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 9:04am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Yonhap News has reported that South Korea this week began its annual anti-chemical weapons training program event in conjunction with several other Asian nations.
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Congressman: Intelligence gathering first step in stopping bioterror

Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 2:34pm by Nick Rees

Prophylactic measures to fight biothreats are important, Congressman Mike Rogers, R-Michigan, said, but intelligence gathering is the most important method of stopping a bioterror event.
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Utah company develops means of killing anthrax

Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 7:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

STERIPLEX Ultra may very well be on its way to becoming the first line of defense against anthrax.
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Anthrax-tainted heroin still in circulation

Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 7:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Medical experts in the U.K. warn that anthrax-tainted heroin is still in circulation in Scotland, according to a BBC report released Thursday.
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Mustard agent storage lawsuit settled in Colorado

Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 7:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced Monday that a lawsuit with the U.S. Department of Defense regarding the storage of mustard agent at the Pueblo Chemical Depot has been settled.
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