Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., set to deliver anthrax vaccines early

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2011 @ 2:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., recently announced the largest single-week regulatory release of product for delivery to the U.S. government in the company
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Russia destroys more than half of its chemical weapons

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2011 @ 2:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Russian government recently announced that it has destroyed over half of the 40,000 tons of chemical weapons it possesses.
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Army awards contract for biodefense development

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2011 @ 5:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

PPD, Inc., a global contract research organization, announced on Tuesday that it has been awarded the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity: Regulatory Affairs & Compliance Support contract for biodefense and vaccine development.
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Two more suspected anthrax cases reported in Bangladesh

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2011 @ 5:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

On Tuesday, a person suspected to be infected with anthrax was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital in Bangladesh while his granddaughter is under observation as a potential infection.
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Bangladesh reports five more anthrax cases

Thursday, Jun 2, 2011 @ 2:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bangladeshi health officials have reported five new cases of anthrax in two administrative districts in the northwest of the country, Sirajganj and Pabna.
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Blue Grass Chemcial Agent Destruction plant makes steps towards opening

Thursday, Jun 2, 2011 @ 2:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A 520 ton chemical weapons stockpile in Richmond, Kentucky, is one step closer to destruction with the recent completion of a fire water pump house at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant.
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Alberta, Canada, hosts CBRN training course

Thursday, Jun 2, 2011 @ 4:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Lakeland College
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Anthrax hoax reported in Calif.

Thursday, Jun 2, 2011 @ 4:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An anthrax scare that caused six people to be examined on Wednesday at Dole Food Co. in Westlake Village, Calif., was determined to be a false alarm by a hazardous materials response team.
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Ivins' attorney says he failed client

Friday, Jun 3, 2011 @ 2:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Paul Kemp, an attorney in Frederick, Md., who once represented suspected anthrax killer Bruce Ivins, recently said he failed his former client by not inspiring him to have more faith in the justice system.
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Anthrax hoax mailed to Colorado Department of Revenue

Friday, Jun 3, 2011 @ 2:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Kremmling, Colo., man who mailed white powder to a state Department of Revenue employee on Wednesday, May 25, included dozens of pages in protest of paying state taxes.
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France set to destroy World War I chemical weapons

Friday, Jun 3, 2011 @ 2:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Space technology company Astrium was recently chosen by the French Ministry of Defense to destroy chemical weapons left in World War I-era stockpiles.
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Phase I BioThrax study shows enhanced, accelerated response

Friday, Jun 3, 2011 @ 2:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A new Phase I study of healthy adults recently demonstrated that an adjuvanted anthrax vaccine, BioThrax, enhanced and accelerated an immune response when compared to the vaccine without the adjuvant.
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Black & Veatch to head Armenian biological threat reduction program

Monday, Jun 6, 2011 @ 1:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Black & Veatch was recently chosen by the U.S. government to head a project designed to strengthen Armenia
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Russia to extend its chemical weapons destruction deadline

Monday, Jun 6, 2011 @ 1:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Russia recently announced that it has extended the deadline for eliminating its stockpile of chemical weapons until December 31, 2015, due to financial considerations.
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Australia destroys World War II chemical weapons cache

Monday, Jun 6, 2011 @ 4:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Australian military has destroyed a World War II chemical weapons cache in Columboola, Australia, located in the Darling Downs farming region in southern Queensland.
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BARDA to exercise option on botulism antitoxin

Monday, Jun 6, 2011 @ 4:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority will exercise options under a botulism antitoxin supply contract with Cangene Corporation.
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Biodetection Technologies conference slated for end of the month

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2011 @ 6:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

International experts in the biological and chemical threat detection field will convene at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C., from June 23 to June 24 for the 18th Biodetection Technologies conference presented by the Knowledge Foundation.
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U.K. warns of biothreat to food

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2011 @ 6:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.K. Center for the Protection of National Infrastructure, which operates at the direction of the Security Service, recently warned manufacturers and retailers that there is a threat from radical groups that may seek to poison food supplies.
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Rep. Mike Rogers praises BioThrax contract

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2011 @ 6:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R
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New Homeland Security budget strips fund from biothreat research

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2011 @ 6:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The House of Representatives recently approved a 2012 Homeland Security budget Thursday that is $3 billion less than President Obama requested.
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