Sagent announces the launch of its levoflaxcin injection

Friday, Jul 8, 2011 @ 5:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc., recently announced the launch of its levoflaxcin injection, the generic form of the antibiotic Levaquin, a fluoroquinolone antibacterial for use against post-exposure anthrax, in three ready-to-use premix strengths.
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Chemring Group completes takeover bid of detection systems operation

Monday, Jul 11, 2011 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.K.- based Chemring Group recently completed an $87.7 million takeover bid of the Detection Systems operations and related assets from General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a subsidiary of General Dynamics Corporation.
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Marines in Japan drill in CBRN gear

Monday, Jul 11, 2011 @ 3:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Soldiers from the Marine Aircraft Group 12 command at the Marine Air Station in Iwakuni, Japan, recently wore mission-oriented protective posture gear while performing their daily missions.
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Leiter warns of small-scale terrorists

Monday, Jul 11, 2011 @ 3:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Michael Leiter, the head of the National Counterterrorism Center, said in a recent interview that al-Qaeda still keeps him awake at night, worrying spinoffs that recruit Westerners for small-scale attacks.
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Army awards $248 million contract for detection, screening technology

Monday, Jul 11, 2011 @ 3:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Rapiscan Systems, the security division of OSI Systems, Inc., a vertically-integrated specialized electronic product provider for critical applications in the healthcare and security industries, has been awarded a $248 million contract by the U.S. Army.
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Body found at ricin suspect's home

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011 @ 2:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A body was recently found in the Florida home of a man who was the subject of a 2004 investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation involving using the mail to send the toxin ricin to the White House.
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FBI teams with university for WMD studies degree

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011 @ 2:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Indiana University of Pennsylvania are collaborating to create a new graduate degree, the Master of Science in Strategic Studies in Weapons of Mass Destruction.
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Man dies from anthrax in Vietnam

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011 @ 3:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

According to a province medical official, a man from the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau, Vietnam has been killed by anthrax after slaughtering a sick buffalo.
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California begins deploying specialized CBRN trailers

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011 @ 3:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Public health officials in San Bernadino County, Calif., have started to deploy the first of 43 specialized trailers that can combat bioterrorism, disasters or the next pandemic.
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Investigation launched into white powder sent to Canadian political office

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2011 @ 4:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An envelope containing a mysterious white powder was delivered to the shared offices of Member of the Provincial Parliament Glen Murray and Member of Parliament Bob Rae last Tuesday at 2:15 p.m.
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UPMC says government didn't guarantee purchase of vaccine from proposed factory

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2011 @ 4:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A University of Pittsburgh Medical Center representative recently revealed that the federal government made no guarantees that it would buy vaccines from a proposed factory at a former steel mill site in Hazelwood, Pa.
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Alabama man pleads guilty to anthrax hoaxes

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2011 @ 5:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An Alabama man has pleaded guilty to 23 counts of mailing hoax anthrax letters to people in the state.
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Unexploded chemical weapon found in Iran

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2011 @ 5:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An unexploded chemical bomb that dates to the 1980-1988 Iraq-Iran War was recently found near the Iranian border with the Iraqi Kurdistan region.
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Body identified as ricin suspect

Thursday, Jul 14, 2011 @ 4:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The body of a man found dead inside of a Fruit Cove, Florida, home has been identified as 53-year-old Daniel Somerson, who was questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in connection with a series of 2004 ricin mailings.
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Nunn-Lugar program announces continued success

Thursday, Jul 14, 2011 @ 4:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Senator Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) recently announced progress in the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program during March and April of this year.
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Air Force testing new decontamination process

Thursday, Jul 14, 2011 @ 5:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A retired, ground-instructional C-130 at the Little Rock Air Force Base in Little Rock, Ark., has become part of a series of tests to determine how heat and humidity affect the decontamination process for an aircraft.
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Bioweathermap will track worldwide movement of anthrax

Thursday, Jul 14, 2011 @ 5:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A team of scientists led by Harvard Medical School geneticist George Church has created a project called the Bioweathermap to track the worldwide movements of organisms, including anthrax.
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Fraunhofer USA to support DTRA's Chemical and Biological Directorate

Friday, Jul 15, 2011 @ 1:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Biotech firm Fraunhofer USA Center for Molecular Biotechnology, based in Newark, Delaware, recently received a $1.51 million federal contract to support its ongoing research for the U.S. Department of Defense.
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Encyclopedia of Bioterrorism Defense updated

Friday, Jul 15, 2011 @ 2:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Two internationally recognized experts on biological weapons recently released the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Bioterrorism Defense.
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New Dugway Proving Ground commander assigned

Friday, Jul 15, 2011 @ 3:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Col. A. Scott Estes has been assigned as the commander of Utah's Dugway Proving Ground, an Army base where systems are tested to defend against chemical and biological weapons.
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