National Border Corruption Task Force to stop CBRNs from entering country

Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 7:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A corrupt U.S.-Mexico border patrol officer could accept a bribe to let a truckload of illegal immigrants pass into the United States only to learn later that the vehicle was filled with terrorists. That officer could also knowingly or unknowingly allow p
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SIGA CEO addresses Congressional subcommittee on biosecurity

Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 6:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dr. Eric Rose, SIGA Technologies Inc. president and CEO, recently appeared before the House Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations to address biodefense industry concerns.
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Australian biotech firm to open in South Carolina

Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 7:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Alexium Inc. has announced that it will be bringing a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing plant to Greer, South Carolina, that will create 200 jobs over the next five years.
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Major international bridge used in terror attack simulation

Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 7:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Hamilton Spectator in Hamilton, Ontario, reported that the Rainbow Bridge, major international bridge, was used recently by emergency officials to simulate a biochemical terrorist attack.
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New, low-cost hood could guard against anthrax and smallpox

Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 7:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Elmridge Protection Products recently introduced a relatively low-cost product that could help corrections officers and others avoid inhaling hazardous materials during an emergency response, CorrectionsOne.com reports.
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Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., named biotechnology firm of the year

Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 6:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., was honored as the Biotechnology Firm of the Year by the Tech Council of Maryland at its Annual Tech Awards held last week.
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Authorities in the Bahamas complete anti-terrorism training

Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 6:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Law enforcement officials in the Bahamas completed antiterrorism training last week at the island nation's Police Training College, according to the Nassau Guardian online edition.
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Mustard agent vapor detected at Army chemical depot

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 @ 8:29am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency reported that trace amounts of HD mustard chemical agent vapor were detected leaking inside a storage facility at the Umatilla Chemical Depot in Hermiston, Ore, on May 13.
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UK exprtimented with biowarfare in World War II, report says

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 @ 8:31am by BioPrepWatch Reports

During World War II, British newspaper The Guardian reports, British scientists experimented with biological warfare.
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Mumps outbreak may have entered Los Angeles County

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 @ 8:36am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Los Angeles Times reports that a mumps outbreak on the East Coast may have crossed the country to Los Angeles County.
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Emergent BioSolutions, Inc.'s IND for anthrax antibody clears FDA review

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 @ 8:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., announced on Monday that the company's Investigational New Drug application to begin clinical trials for an anthrax antibody has cleared review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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Army Major General discusses evolving role of CBRN corps

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 @ 8:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Army Major General Thomas Spoehr, Director of Force Development for the U.S. Army, discussed the ever-evolving role of the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear corps. in a recent interview with cbrneworld.com.
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British man sentenced for production of ricin

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 @ 8:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A British member of the Aryan Strike Force was sentenced this week to ten years in jail for the production of chemical weapons.
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University professor barred from lab over unauthorized bioterror agent expirements

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 @ 9:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Laboratory privileges for a University of Wisconsin - Madison professor have been suspended for five years after he was found to have conduct unauthorized experiments with potential bioterror agents.
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Anthrax hoax convictions upheld by appellate panel

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 7:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chad Conrad Castagana
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Anthrax hoax at NYC department store

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 7:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An unidentified female employee of a Marc Jacobs store in New York City alerted authorities after she received a package from California that she thought contained anthrax, according to a report this week by the New York Post.
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Transient pleads guilty to hoax mailings

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 8:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A 62-year-old transient pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to sending letters to government offices that included a powder he purported to be anthrax.
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UAVs could be future of CBRN detection

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 8:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An article in a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear news publication, cbrneworld.com, looks at the benefits and drawbacks of investing in chemical weapon detection capabilities installed on unmanned aerial vehicles.
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N.Y. island site of animal disease lab may be sold

Thursday, May 20, 2010 @ 7:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Plum Island, and 840-acre site which has been the site of an animal disease control laboratory since the early days of the Cold War, may be going up for sale soon.
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Real-time software system launched for CBRN detection

Thursday, May 20, 2010 @ 7:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Detection announced that it is launching a software system that is designed to help emergency response authorities assess chemical sensor data from deployed Handheld Gas & Vapor Identifier units in real-time from a safe, central command center.
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