Japan making strides in bioterror fight

Thursday, Oct 21, 2010 @ 9:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Fifteen years since Japan experienced several biological and chemical attacks and attempted attacks by the cult group Aum Shinrikyo, officials with the Japan Self Defense Forces are still working to improve their ability to respond to such large scale att
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Allegheny County bioterrorism lab opens

Friday, Oct 22, 2010 @ 1:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Allegheny County Health Department bioterrorism lab is at least $2 million over budget and two years overdue, but it is open and operating, though still waiting for federal clearances.
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Expert decries potential burning of anthrax vaccine

Friday, Oct 22, 2010 @ 1:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Colonel Randall Larsen, USAF (Ret.), a bioterrorism expert, has decried potential plans by the federal government to burn a large stockpile of the anthrax vaccine.
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Pueblo Depot surveying residents about safety

Friday, Oct 22, 2010 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Residents who live or work near the Pueblo Chemical Depot in Pueblo, Colorado, are being surveyed by officials about safety measures meant to keep them secure.
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Paragon Bioservices announces contract for Marburg vaccine

Friday, Oct 22, 2010 @ 2:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Paragon Bioservices announced this week that it has been awarded $4.99 million dollars by the U.S. Army to assist the USAMRIID in developing vaccines against such diseases as Ebola Sudan, Ebola Zaire and Marburg virus.
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Pine Bluff Arsenal nears end of chemical weapons disposal

Monday, Oct 25, 2010 @ 1:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Disposal operations for chemical weapons are nearing completion at the Pine Bluff Arsenal in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
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Leaked logs show Iraq pursued bioweapons

Monday, Oct 25, 2010 @ 1:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Leaked logs released last week by the WikiLeaks organization show that U.S. troops continued to find evidence that Iraq pursued the development of chemical and biological agents during the second Iraq war.
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Optofluidic plasmonics could detect biochemical weapons

Monday, Oct 25, 2010 @ 1:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Optofluidic plasmonics, a new method of biological detection and analysis, may have positive implications for detecting biochemical weapons as well as researching new drugs and finding cancer earlier.
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Arizona congressman receives hoax anthrax letter

Monday, Oct 25, 2010 @ 1:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An FBI spokesman has announced that a suspicious powder sent to an Arizona congressman was found to be nontoxic.
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UDT sends biological detection equipment to China

Tuesday, Oct 26, 2010 @ 5:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Universal Detection Technology has received a purchase order for its biological detection equipment from its distributor in China to fight bioterrorism.
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Nigeria affirms commitment to BWC

Tuesday, Oct 26, 2010 @ 5:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Nigeria confirmed on October 25 that it is firmly committed to the implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention.
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Sen. Lugar announces destruction of chemical weapons

Tuesday, Oct 26, 2010 @ 5:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar (R
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Smiths Detection and Alluviam combine for biohazard detection

Tuesday, Oct 26, 2010 @ 5:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A collaboration between Smiths Detection and Alluviam has led to the combination of the HazMatID Ranger and the HazMasterG3, which will give emergency response members built-in information on how to handle biological hazards.
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University of Pennyslvania awarded contract to develop biothreat antibiotics

Wednesday, Oct 27, 2010 @ 1:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The University of Pennsylvania has been awarded a five year contract by the Department of Defense
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Anthrax scare at Oklahoma City charity headquarters

Wednesday, Oct 27, 2010 @ 1:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

White powder fell out of an envelope at the Feed the Children headquarters in Oklahoma City last week, prompting fears of anthrax.
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Prof. honored for work with anthrax, bacterial diseases

Wednesday, Oct 27, 2010 @ 1:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Professor Cesare Montecucco, a chemist and biologist from the Department of Biomedical Research at Italy
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Response Biomedical Corporation COO steps down

Wednesday, Oct 27, 2010 @ 1:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Duane Morris, the chief operating officer of Response Biomedical Corporation, has announced that he is resigning from his position effective October 29, a position he has held for the past four years.
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FBI investigates ricin in Ohio

Thursday, Oct 28, 2010 @ 3:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

FBI hazardous materials teams descended on a house in West Toledo, Ohio, on October 27 where the bi-products of ricin had been found the day before.
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Russian defense minister warns of bioweapons

Thursday, Oct 28, 2010 @ 3:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov recently said that he believes terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, including biological weapons, to be the biggest threats Russia faces today.
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Detection Technologies conference set for November

Thursday, Oct 28, 2010 @ 3:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The 17th Detection Technologies conference, hosted by the Knowledge Foundation, will be held November 9-10, 2010, at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.
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