Bruker Detection launches biodetection system

Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011 @ 4:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bruker Detection, a leading provider in field analytical systems for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives detection, has launched its portable Toxin Detector system in North America, which can be used for field and mobile laboratorie
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DARPA gives contract for bioweapon detecting laser

Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011 @ 4:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Professor Theodore Moustakas of Boston University has been given a $1.5 million, two-year subcontract from the Defense Advances Research Projects Agency to help develop a handheld, electron-beam pumped semiconductor laser with several defense applications
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Egypt revolt raises bioweapons fears

Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011 @ 4:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

With the revolt in Egypt continuing and the country
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Ohio man pleads not guilty to ricin possession

Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011 @ 4:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Jeff Boyd Levenderis, who is being kept on suicide watch at least until his February 15 federal court hearing, pleaded not guilty to indictments of possession of a biological toxin and making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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New book provides guidelines to deal with bioattack

Wednesday, Feb 9, 2011 @ 3:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A new book entitled Bio-Shield by Dr. Kedar Prasad provides a series of guidelines on how to protect against the adverse effects harmful bacteria and viruses, certain toxic chemicals, and the radiation caused by dirty bombs and diagnostic imaging machines
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Umatilla Chemical Depot reaches halfway point in disposal campaign

Wednesday, Feb 9, 2011 @ 3:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Umatilla Chemical Depot in Umatilla, Oregon, recently reached the halfway point in its last disposal campaign, destroying 1,318 containers of mustard agent.
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Abbot releases new biodetection technology

Wednesday, Feb 9, 2011 @ 3:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Illinois pharmaceutical company Abbott released an enhanced assay system on Tuesday known as the PLEX-ID system that is capable of accurately detecting 17 different biothreat pathogens.
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Program details released for Sample Preparation Conference

Wednesday, Feb 9, 2011 @ 3:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The program details have been released for the 4th Sample Preparation Conference in which experts in sample preparation for detection of toxins, pathogens and viruses will address the major issues and state-of-the-art technology for the profession.
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Army orders high-frequency radios to biological detection system

Thursday, Feb 10, 2011 @ 4:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Harris Corporation has received a $9 million order from the U.S. Army for specialized high-frequency radios to be used in the Army
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Virgin Islands conducts WMD training exercise

Thursday, Feb 10, 2011 @ 4:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The 23rd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team of the Virgin Islands National Guard recently conducted a training exercise in Frederiksted to be prepared to respond to hazard-related emergencies.
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U.S. more prepared to face bioweapons, Napolitano says

Thursday, Feb 10, 2011 @ 4:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano recently said that she believes the United States is more prepared to face chemical or biological weaponry than it was two years ago.
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Bioagents may have killed former Chilean president

Thursday, Feb 10, 2011 @ 4:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A U.S. Embassy cable recently released by Wikileaks suggests that chemical or biological agents may have been behind the 1982 death of Eduardo Frei Montalva, a former Chilean president and prominent Pinochet critic.
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Counterterror officials warn of new danger

Friday, Feb 11, 2011 @ 6:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Top U.S. counterterror officials warned on Thursday of a new danger to the U.S. - a Somali extremist group called the Al-Shabaab, which is currently stocked with dozens of Somali-Americans who may be plotting an American attack.
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Alabama woman indicted for anthrax hoax letters

Friday, Feb 11, 2011 @ 6:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Federal authorities recently announced that an Alabama woman has been indicted on charges of mailing two anthrax hoax letters to the Social Security Administration.
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Extremists attempting to obtain bioweapons, officials warn

Friday, Feb 11, 2011 @ 6:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Top government officials speaking at a special hearing on Capitol Hill warned that extremists are trying to gain control of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons in Pakistan
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Panetta, Leiter speak on likelihood of bioattack

Friday, Feb 11, 2011 @ 6:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Leon Panetta, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Michael Leiter, the director of the National Counter Terrorism Center, recently answered questions regarding the likelihood of terrorists acquiring chemical and biological weapons.
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OPCW evaluating proficiency tests for designated labs

Monday, Feb 14, 2011 @ 3:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons held a meeting last Thursday in the Netherlands at the Technical Secretariat in The Hague to evaluate the preliminary results of the 28th Proficiency Test for OPCW Designated Laboratories.
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South African man arrested over bioweapon threats to U.S.

Monday, Feb 14, 2011 @ 3:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A South African man who threatened to use biological weapons on the U.K. and U.S. unless he was paid a ransom was arrested on Saturday.
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Akonni Biosystems to aid USARMRIID in fighting bioweapons

Monday, Feb 14, 2011 @ 3:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Akonni Biosystems recently signed a licensing agreement with the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases to aid in fighting potential bioweapons.
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Experts fear attack on London biologic lab

Monday, Feb 14, 2011 @ 3:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Experts are expressing their fears of a terror attack aimed at a
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