Seventy-seven countries sign treaty against transport of bioweapons

Thursday, Sep 16, 2010 @ 3:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

At a diplomatic conference held in Beijing on September 10, representatives from 77 countries signed two treaties aimed at improving aviation security worldwide by criminalizing the transport of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons-related material.
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Missouri National Guard trains against bioterrorism

Thursday, Sep 16, 2010 @ 3:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Twenty-two men and women of the Missouri National Guard
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India to take part in OCPW response simulation

Thursday, Sep 16, 2010 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A joint team of the National Disaster Response Force and the Indian Army will represent India at an international chemical emergency exercise in Tunisia this October.
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FBI's investigation into 2001 anthrax hoax letters questioned

Thursday, Sep 16, 2010 @ 4:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials have announced that the investigative arm of Congress will examine the science and investigative measures that the FBI used to determine the identity of the person who mailed anthrax-laced letters in 2001.
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Nine new anthrax infections in Bangladesh

Friday, Sep 17, 2010 @ 2:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The number of anthrax infections continues to rise in Bangladesh, with nine new cases reported by officials with the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research.
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DRS Technologies receives order for transportable decontamination systems

Friday, Sep 17, 2010 @ 2:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

DRS Technologies has received a $32.4 million order from Natick Contracting Division to provide small scale joint service transportable decontamination systems to combat biological warfare agents.
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Experts meet prior to Biological Weapons Convention conference

Friday, Sep 17, 2010 @ 3:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Global weapons experts recently met in Geneva, Switzerland, ahead of the five-year review conference of the Biological Weapons Convention.
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Japan denies plea by sarin gas mastermind

Friday, Sep 17, 2010 @ 3:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Japan
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Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., awarded contract for next-gen anthrax vaccine

Monday, Sep 20, 2010 @ 2:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., has been awarded a $186.6 million contract for the development of a next generation anthrax vaccine.
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Bangladesh announces plans to fight anthrax outbreak

Monday, Sep 20, 2010 @ 2:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Fisheries and Livestock Minster of Bangladesh, Latif Abdul Biswas, announced on September 19 plans to fight an outbreak of anthrax before the end of the Ramadan fasting period, including the creation of a National Steering Committee.
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Work set to begin on new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility

Monday, Sep 20, 2010 @ 4:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with the Department of Homeland Security recently have released $40 million to allow work to begin on the new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, which will be located on the campus of Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan.
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Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., to create more jobs in Lansing, Mich.

Monday, Sep 20, 2010 @ 5:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A new federal contract awarded to Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., worth as much $186.6 million for the development of a next-generation anthrax vaccine will allow the company to expand the work force at its Lansing, Mich. facilities.
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United Nations official calls for system to respond to bioterror

Tuesday, Sep 21, 2010 @ 2:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A senior United Nations anti-terrorism official has recently warned that UN member states have well developed systems for responding to nuclear or radiological emergencies but lag behind in developing similar procedures for chemical and biological threats
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U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency funding search for antibiotics on sea floor

Tuesday, Sep 21, 2010 @ 2:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency recently signed a $29.5 million contract with Trius Therapeutics and the Scripps Institute of Oceanography to search for new antibiotics at the bottom of the ocean that could be used to fight bioterrorism.
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Turkish embassy in Israel receives white powder envelope

Tuesday, Sep 21, 2010 @ 4:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials have reported that a suspicious envelope containing white powder was sent to the Turkish embassy in Tel Aviv on Monday.
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Anthrax infects 586 in Bangladesh

Tuesday, Sep 21, 2010 @ 4:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The total number of confirmed human anthrax infections in Bangladesh has reached 586 with three new cases detected in the last 48 hours.
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Aethlon Medical re-establishes bioterror countermeasures program

Thursday, Sep 23, 2010 @ 4:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with Aethlon Medical, Inc., recently announced that they have re-established their efforts to advance their Aethlon Hemopurifier within U.S. government programs to provide countermeasures against bioterror threats.
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Discovery made about the workings of antibody against anthrax

Thursday, Sep 23, 2010 @ 4:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers with the University of Auckland in New Zealand recently announced that they have made a discovery about the workings of an antibody against the anthrax toxin.
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Bangladesh prepares to fight back against anthrax outbreak

Thursday, Sep 23, 2010 @ 4:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Bangladeshi government has formed a 25 member National Steering Committee to help deal with a major outbreak of anthrax among the country
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Pfenex, Inc. receives contract for candidate anthrax vaccine

Thursday, Sep 23, 2010 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Pfenex, Inc., was one of several organizations that recently signed one of eight contracts with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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