Matrix M adjuvant chosen to fight bioterrorism

Thursday, Oct 7, 2010 @ 5:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with Isconova AB recently announced their adjuvant Matrix M was chosen by Swiss biotech company Evolva Holding for use against bioterrorism.
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NIAID announces contracts to fight bioterrer

Friday, Oct 8, 2010 @ 5:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, recently announced the formulation of three new contracts to fund research on vaccines intended to protect the country in the case of bioterror atta
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Letter urges lawmakers to take biothreat seriously

Friday, Oct 8, 2010 @ 5:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Former White House advisors Joel McCleary and Mark Medish wrote an open letter published in the Washington Times on October 7 that urges lawmakers to take seriously the threat posed by biological weapons.
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Federal grand jury hands down five count indictment for anthrax hoax

Saturday, Oct 9, 2010 @ 2:31am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A federal grand jury in Bridgeport, Connecticut, returned a five count indictment this week against a man for delivering a bomb threat and for mailing threatening communications.
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New anthrax infection reported in Bangladesh

Saturday, Oct 9, 2010 @ 2:33am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Health officials in Kurigram, Bangladesh, have reported the first case of human anthrax as part of the nationwide anthrax outbreak.
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National Guard adds Homeland Response Force to fight bioterror

Monday, Oct 11, 2010 @ 5:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

To provide a more complete response to a national chemical, biological, nuclear or high-yield explosive incident, the National Guard has added a Homeland Response Force package to its capabilities.
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Former Homeland Security head warns of bioterror threat

Monday, Oct 11, 2010 @ 5:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff recently spoke to students and faculty on the campus of Wellesley College about the future of global terrorism.
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Iran calls for chemical weapons destruction

Monday, Oct 11, 2010 @ 5:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for International and Legal Affairs Mohammad Mehdi Akhoundzadeh called on all world leaders to take steps towards dismantling all weapons of mass destruction in the world with a focus on chemical weapons.
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Y. pestis revealed to be source of the Black Death

Monday, Oct 11, 2010 @ 5:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Anthropologists say they may have discovered the secret behind the Black Death plague that annihilated one-third of Europe during the Middle Ages.
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Focus begins for December 2011 BWC meeting

Tuesday, Oct 12, 2010 @ 4:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An August meeting of experts on the Biological Weapons Convention allowed delegates to focus on the review conference being held in December 2011.
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Bangladesh declares anthrax outbreak over

Tuesday, Oct 12, 2010 @ 4:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Speakers at an October 11 meeting at Bangladesh
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FBI investigating Houston anthrax letters

Tuesday, Oct 12, 2010 @ 4:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Federal agents have reported that they are pursuing leads to discover who mailed envelopes full of white powder to 17 independent school districts in Houston, Texas.
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IntegenX awarded contract for rapid detection of engineered bacteria

Tuesday, Oct 12, 2010 @ 4:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

IntegenX, Inc., has been awarded the first phase of a $2.8 million contract to develop an integrated sample-to-sequence system that would help in the rapid detection and identification of genetically engineered bacteria and viruses.
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Immune system response could be key to fighting bioterror

Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010 @ 2:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Experts are contending that the best way to prepare for biological warfare is to develop a population with robust immune systems.
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South Korea discusses bioterror response plan

Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010 @ 2:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

While meeting with the U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, South Korea
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UNDT to showcase biodetection equipment at 2010 ASIS conference

Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010 @ 2:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with Universal Detection Technology have announced that they will be showcasing the company's biological and chemical detection equipment at the 2010 ASIS International Conference in Dallas, Texas.
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BioWatch system comes under scrutiny

Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010 @ 2:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with the U.S. National Academies of Science say a system of air samplers set up in major cities to detect biological agents may be facing some challenges.
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HHS to sign $2.8 billion deal for smallpox antiviral

Thursday, Oct 14, 2010 @ 2:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United States Department of Health and Human Services is expected to sign a $2.8 billion biodefense deal with SIGA Technologies, Inc., pending the resolution of issues related to SIGA
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Experts discover how anthrax toxins disrupt cell mechanisms

Thursday, Oct 14, 2010 @ 2:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Two groups of anthrax experts at the University of California San Diego recently discovered how two separate toxins from anthrax bacteria function to disrupt critical cell mechanisms during infection.
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North Korea has capability to mass produce chemical weapons, expert says

Thursday, Oct 14, 2010 @ 3:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with the Korea Institute for Defense Analyses have said that they believe that North Korea has the ability to produce up to 12,000 tons of chemical weapons.
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