Ireland forces to train against biothreats

Monday, Aug 8, 2011 @ 12:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A major British electronics company will help train defense forces in Ireland to deal with industrial or terrorist industries involving chemical and biological agents.
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U.S., South Korea to practice detection of bioweapons

Monday, Aug 8, 2011 @ 12:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United States and South Korea will form a joint taskforce to practice the detection and elimination of North Korea's weapons of mass destruction during an annual joint military exercise.
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Anthrax scare in Australia

Monday, Aug 8, 2011 @ 12:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Police in Brisbane, Australia, have determined that white powder found inside an envelope by a medical staffer was not anthrax as originally feared.
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Umatilla Chemical Depot begins dismantling

Monday, Aug 8, 2011 @ 12:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Workers at the Umatilla Chemical Depot in Umatilla, Oregon, recently began the process of dismantling one of the facility
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Patent issued for chemical weapon detection and identification

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2011 @ 9:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

1st Detect Corporation, a subsidiary of Astrotech Corporation, recently announced that it has been awarded a patent for a key piece of technology to be used in chemical detection and identification.
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Nerve gas-opposing Senator dies

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2011 @ 9:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Former Senator Mark Hatfield (R-Oregon), who described President Ronald Reagan
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Vietnam warns of anthrax outbreak

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2011 @ 9:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Vietnam Administration of Preventive Medicine warned the county's northern mountainous provinces on Sunday of anthrax outbreaks in humans, including 12 cases and one death in Lai Chau.
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Umatilla set to destroy overfilled mustard agent containers

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2011 @ 9:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Umatilla Chemical Depot incineration plant plans to process nine "overfilled" mustard weapon agent ton containers over the next few days.
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Public would participate in mass antibiotic prophylaxis program, study says

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2011 @ 12:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recent poll shows that the U.S. public would most likely be willing to participate in a mass antibiotic prophylaxis program in the case of an inhalation anthrax attack, despite some fears.
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Anthrax case reported in Minnesota

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2011 @ 12:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A case of inhalation anthrax in Minnesota is not being considered a criminal or terrorist act by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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CDC to train Indian scientists in fight against biothreats

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2011 @ 3:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Starting in 2012, approximately 10 Indian scientists will receive training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta through the facility's Epidemic Intelligence Service Program.
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Illinois man receives probation for anthrax hoax

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2011 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A former Livingston, Ill., man who mailed an envelope containing a substance he claimed was anthrax has received a sentence of three years of probation for his guilty plea to federal charges.
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Officials tout biodefense lab safety

Thursday, Aug 11, 2011 @ 5:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials recently touted security measures at a newly renovated Army biodefense laboratory at Ft. Detrick, Maryland.
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Eureka Genomics given grant to fight anthrax

Thursday, Aug 11, 2011 @ 5:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Eureka Genomics recently received a grant worth $750,000 to develop technology to detect rare forms of Bacillus anthracis, the anthrax pathogen.
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Bioagents to be moved from Albany, N.Y.

Thursday, Aug 11, 2011 @ 6:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Some of the world's deadliest biological agents, including bacteria responsible for the plague and anthrax, may be moved from an Albany, N.Y. research lab next week.
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Twelfth Homeland Security and Defense Business Council monograph released

Thursday, Aug 11, 2011 @ 6:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Homeland Security and Defense Business Council released its 12th monograph on Wednesday as part of the "9/10/11 Project."
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Anthrax infections growing in China

Friday, Aug 12, 2011 @ 1:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chinese health officials in Liaoning Province suspect that nine more people have been infected with cutaneous anthrax, bringing the total number of infected cases in the area to 30.
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Bruker awarded contract for chemical weapons detection

Friday, Aug 12, 2011 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bruker Corporation recently announced that it has been awarded a major contract for a chemical weapons detection system.
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Chicago man pleads guilty to neurotoxin stockpiling

Friday, Aug 12, 2011 @ 2:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A north suburban Chicago man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to posing as a doctor to buy a deadly neurotoxin that comes from sources including puffer-fish, which he intended to use as a weapon.
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Homeland Security validate biothreat assay

Friday, Aug 12, 2011 @ 2:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

PositiveID Corporation announced on Thursday that the Department of Homeland Security has validated the performance of the company's Multiplex BioThreat Assay.
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