BARDA seeking smallpox antiviral

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 @ 4:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

SIGA Technologies recently announced that the Biomedical Advanced Research Development Authority, a unit of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has issued a request for proposal seeking 1.7 million doses of a smallpox antiviral.
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Jihadists were close to making bioweapons as late as 2009, report says

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 @ 4:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Documents obtained and released by Wikileaks reveal that, as late as 2009, jihadists were close to making workable biological and chemical weapons capable of killing thousands in the West.
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Anthrax scare shuts down Australian taxation office

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 @ 4:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The discovery of a white powder as part of a mail delivery shut down a taxation office in Penrith, Australia, leading to approximately 700 people evacuating from the building.
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UNDT added to JPM-CM CBRN database

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 @ 4:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Products protecting against biological, chemical and radiological threats created by University Detection Technology have been added to the Joint Product Manager-Consequence Manager CBRN database, a list available to authorized government personnel.
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DynPort completes Phase II botulinum vaccine trial

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2011 @ 4:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

DynPort Vaccine Company, LLC, has completed a vaccination and subsequent follow-up of all the volunteers of a double-blind placebo controlled Phase II clinical trial of its botulinum vaccine.
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Supreme Court to hear chemical weapons case

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2011 @ 4:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Carol Bond, who was federally charged with using chemical warfare in a revenge plot against another woman, recently saw her case make it to the Supreme Court.
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Obama's budget includes fight against biological weapons

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2011 @ 4:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The proposed budget by President Obama requests $553 billion for the base spending of the Defense Department and $118 billion to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for a total of $671 billion.
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Fort Detrick tested Agent Orange, new report reveals

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2011 @ 4:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A new Army report has found that Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland tested an estimated 16.82 pounds of Agent Orange and other defoliants between 1944 and 1951 along with other tests, including a truck-mounted spray tower.
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Pentagon to increase search for bioweapons, WMDs

Thursday, Feb 24, 2011 @ 4:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Pentagon intends to boost the role its elite commandos play in hunting and neutralizing weapons of mass destruction held by terrorists, according to budget documents and a U.S. Department of Defense official.
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Gadhafi has destroyed his chemical weapons, U.N. watchdog says

Thursday, Feb 24, 2011 @ 4:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A United Nations watchdog group has confirmed that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has kept to his word, destroying his chemical weapon stockpile that produces mustard gas, and that he has no weapon to deliver a chemical payload.
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USAMRIID signs biodefense vaccines contract

Thursday, Feb 24, 2011 @ 4:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases has signed a contract with Purdue Research Park
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Pentagon's defense strategy against bioweapons outlined

Thursday, Feb 24, 2011 @ 4:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Kenneth Myers, the director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, recently outlined how the Pentagon
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Anthrax scare in Canton, Ohio

Friday, Feb 25, 2011 @ 6:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Canton, Ohio, woman recently created an anthrax scare in an attempt to get revenge on neighborhood vandals that instead ended up closing a government building.
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Pentagon searching for unsafe African biocontainment facilities

Friday, Feb 25, 2011 @ 6:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Pentagon is attempting to protect Americans at home by seeking out potentially unsafe biological containment facilities in Africa.
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Boise State receives grant to research biological hazards

Friday, Feb 25, 2011 @ 6:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Boise State University has received a $300,000 grant from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency in conjunction with the National Science Foundation through the NSF
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Libya's stockpile of mustard gas concerns U.S. military

Friday, Feb 25, 2011 @ 6:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United States military and intelligence officials are concerned about stockpiles of mustard gas, which come close to 14 tons, and precursor chemicals in Libya as the North African country progresses toward a civil war.
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Central Java treating five anthrax patients

Monday, Feb 28, 2011 @ 5:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Moewardi hospital in Surakarta, Central Java, has begun treating five patients for symptoms of anthrax.
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OPCW says Gaddafi's mustard gas is under army control

Monday, Feb 28, 2011 @ 5:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A representative from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons recently said that Libya's 9.5 tons of mustard gas are under the control of the army, but stored in a location far from Gaddafi
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Dutch antibody company begins anthrax vaccine trial

Monday, Feb 28, 2011 @ 5:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Dutch human antibody technology company IQ Therapeutics BV has begun a phase I clinical trial for IQ-DAA, a combination of two monocolonal human antibodies that is directed against the deadly infectious disease anthrax.
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Government shutdown not expected to effect Pueblo Chemical Depot

Monday, Feb 28, 2011 @ 5:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As a federal government budget-related shutdown looms after March 4, Army and Bechtel officials assured Pueblo, Colorado, locals that the Pueblo Chemical Depot would continue to destroy the mustard agent stockpile stored there.
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