Experts ask Kenya to imrpove germ handling security

Monday, Nov 15, 2010 @ 9:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A team from the U.S. Department of Defense has asked Kenya to improve security at its germ handling laboratories.
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Snowdon, Inc., awarded contract for biowarfare countermeasures

Monday, Nov 15, 2010 @ 9:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Snowdon, Inc., has been awarded a three-year contract by the Department of Defense Program, Transformational Medical Technologies, for the preclinical development and discovery of new medical treatments to defeat biowarfare pathogens.
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East Africa could harbor future of bioterror

Monday, Nov 15, 2010 @ 9:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Security forces from the United States have voiced concern about the run-down facilities that house such pathogens as anthrax spores, Ebola and Marburg viruses in Uganda and hope to alleviate these concerns in the future.
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UNDT joins NineSigma network

Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 @ 9:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In a new marketing effort to respond to a worldwide rise in CBRN threats, Universal Detection Technology, the developer of early-warning monitoring technologies to protect against infectious health threats and bioterrorism, has joined the NineSigma networ
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John Kime appointed COO of Avon Protection Systems

Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 @ 9:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

John Kime has been appointed to the new position of chief operating officer of Avon Protection Systems, Inc.
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FBI watching agriculture industry for bioattack

Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 @ 9:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Federal and local authorities have said that they are keeping an eye on vulnerabilities in Nebraska
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Biodefense lab defends safety measures

Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 @ 9:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Backers of a proposed level four biodefense laboratory on the campus of Kansas State University are disputing a National Research Council assessment that claims a 70 percent chance of a foot and mouth outbreak should the center be built.
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Questions raised on lab security at USF

Wednesday, Nov 17, 2010 @ 6:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A University of South Florida medical researcher at the USF Center for Biological Defense and Global Health Infectious Disease Research in Temple Terrace, Florida, was found dead in her hotel room on November 15.
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New York MTA veteran warns of lack of preparation

Wednesday, Nov 17, 2010 @ 6:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A 25-year New York Metropolitan Transit Authority veteran recently filed a lawsuit in Brooklyn federal court claiming that the MTA was not prepared to handle a mass casualty evacuation, which would occur in the case of a bioterror or other CBRN attack.
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Postal Service preparing bioterror response

Wednesday, Nov 17, 2010 @ 6:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United States Postal Service has teamed up with state and local health departments to prepare for a mass distribution system by testing delivery of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention medication in case of anthrax attack.
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Camelbak debuts CBRN-resistant water system

Wednesday, Nov 17, 2010 @ 6:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

CamelBak Products, LLC has announced that their Chem Bio Reservoir X, a line of hydration safety equipment, has met the United States Army
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New data discovered about early-stage anthrax infections

Thursday, Nov 18, 2010 @ 1:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists have added new detail to their picture of early-stage anthrax infection that may help efforts to create new vaccines that may block that part of the anthrax cycle.
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Seattle man sentenced over anthrax hoax letter

Thursday, Nov 18, 2010 @ 1:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A retired Seattle attorney who sent an envelope filled with baking soda to a U.S. senator was sentenced to probation for the incident after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor.
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MRI awarded contract for testing of chemical weapon protection system

Thursday, Nov 18, 2010 @ 1:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Independent research organization Midwest Research Institute has been awarded an army contract to proceed with Phase IIa testing of their Individual Protection Ensemble Mannequin System.
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Four workers poisoned at Russian chemical weapons disposal plant

Thursday, Nov 18, 2010 @ 1:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A special commission has determined that a September 11, 2010, poisoning of four workers at the Maradykovsky in a chemical weapons disposal plant in the Kirov region of Russia was not caused by a leakage of the nerve agent soman.
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Contract awarded for biodetection system

Friday, Nov 19, 2010 @ 6:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Northrop Grumman
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MS drug could fight botulinum neurotoxin

Friday, Nov 19, 2010 @ 6:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists have recently reported that variants of a drug already in use against multiple sclerosis has shown potential as a treatment for victims of a bioterrorist attack that utilizes botulinum neurotoxin.
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Army reportedly sprayed 17 pounds of neurotoxin at Fort Detrick between 1944 and 1968

Friday, Nov 19, 2010 @ 6:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United States Army recently announced that it sprayed around 17 pounds of the major Agent Orange ingredient 2,4,5-T, on sections of Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland, between 1944 and 1968.
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Capacity to supply smallpox antiviral called into question

Friday, Nov 19, 2010 @ 6:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

SIGA Technologies, Inc., recently announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority has produced a market survey that will determine if qualified small businesses have the capacity to s
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Date set for CBRNE Defense Summit

Tuesday, Nov 23, 2010 @ 12:43am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The annual CBRNE Defense Summit has been announced for February 14-16, 2011 in Washington by the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement
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