More than 5 million pounds of chemical agent destroyed at Umatilla

Monday, Nov 1, 2010 @ 2:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Workers from the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Factory in Umatilla, Oregon, passed a major milestone last week, destroying a total of 5 million pounds of chemical agent since beginning operations in September 2004.
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Great Britain purchases masks to fight effects of bioterror

Monday, Nov 1, 2010 @ 3:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The government of Great Britain has recently signed a contract with Scott Health and Safety for the purchase of new masks to protect against the effects of biological and chemical weapons.
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Minnesota man pleads guilty to anthrax hoax

Monday, Nov 1, 2010 @ 3:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with the U.S. Attorney
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Convergence 2010 counter-terrorism conference set to open Nov. 3

Monday, Nov 1, 2010 @ 3:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Experts and security agents from 30 countries will join together with the FBI at the Convergence 2010 counter-terrorism conference from November 3 through November 5.
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Ohio man with ricin was planning "war"

Tuesday, Nov 2, 2010 @ 10:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

According to a newly obtained FBI affidavit, castor beans, the critical component in making the chemical agent ricin, were found in the raided home of Thomas Wineiger, of West Toledo, Ohio.
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Army awards contract for chemical threat protection system

Tuesday, Nov 2, 2010 @ 10:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Midwest Research Institute has been awarded a $35.5 million delivery order under its contract the U.S. Army to design and install a test system to guard against a wide variety of chemical agent threats.
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Aethlon Medical names new president

Tuesday, Nov 2, 2010 @ 10:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Aethlon Medical, Inc., a creator of therapeutic filtration devices that target cancer-causing agents and infectious disease, has announced that Rod Kenley has been named company president.
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Ricin vaccine enters Phase 1B clinical trial

Tuesday, Nov 2, 2010 @ 10:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Soligenix, Inc., has completed enrollment of its Phase 1B clinical trial of RiVax, a ricin subunit vaccine, in healthy volunteers.
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UDT calls for upgrade in air cargo systems detection

Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 @ 3:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Universal Detection Technology has analyzed the recent government alert connected to bioterror weapons like advanced synthetic DNA makers in such locations as the air cargo systems on an airplane.
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California county to hold bioterror clinic simulaiton

Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 @ 3:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

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Assistant secretary of AOS calls for greater promotion of anti-bioterror resolution

Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 @ 3:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Albert Ramdin, the assistant secretary of the Organization of American States, recently called for the greater promotion of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 in the Americas, which deals with biological, chemical and nuclear weaponry.
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CBRN forces should work in tandem for great effectiveness, expert says

Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 @ 4:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

CBRN reconnaissance forces need to continue to merge together and compliment one another, Dr. Alexander Grabowski said in a recent interview with
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Sensor chip created that can detect anthrax in small amounts

Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 @ 3:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Four graduate students at Northwestern University have created a sensor chip that has the ability to detect dangerous substances, including anthrax, in patients.
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British heroin user dies from anthrax

Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 @ 3:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A British drug user has died in a Kent hospital after injecting heroin contaminated with anthrax.
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Researchers create powerful biotoxin detector

Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 @ 3:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed a new pin-sized bomb detector that may be able to foil plots to place bombs in the mail or airports by detecting and identifying explosives and biological toxins.
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H1N1 pandemic may lead to a faster bioterror response

Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 @ 4:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The H1N1 influenza pandemic has driven the Department of Defense to develop more rapid ways of manufacturing needed vaccines that have the potential to save lives from potential new disease threats or bioterror attacks.
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Nigerian lawmakers urging passing of BWC

Friday, Nov 5, 2010 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Nigerian lawmakers have been urged lawmakers to pass a bill to ratify the United Nations Biological Weapons Convention by the end of 2010.
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Anthrax hoax near Georgia Capitol

Friday, Nov 5, 2010 @ 3:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A white powder feared to be anthrax that was discovered in an envelope sent to a state office building near the Georgia Capitol has been confirmed to not be hazardous.
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SDSU researchers work on securing veterinary diagnostic labs

Friday, Nov 5, 2010 @ 3:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers at South Dakota State University have recently won a contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to evaluate veterinary diagnostic labs in an effort to secure the disease-causing microbes and toxins held inside.
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Emergent BioSolutions, Inc. gains Orphan Drug Designation for anthrax treatment

Friday, Nov 5, 2010 @ 3:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc. announced on November 4 that AVP-21D9, its fully human monoclonal antibody for the treatment of inhalation anthrax, has been granted Orphan Drug Designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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