Impel NeuroPharma receives DOD grant for blood-brain barrier bypass tech.

Monday, Jun 27, 2011 @ 3:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Impel NeuroPharma, a medical device company that creates technology to help drugs bypass the blood-brain barrier and enter the central nervous system, has received a grant from the Department of Defense worth up to $750,000.
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Breakthrough in understanding of anthrax could aid countermeasures

Monday, Jun 27, 2011 @ 3:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Danish chemist has recently claimed success in the search for the mechanism behind deadly infections caused by Gram-positive bacteria, such as anthrax, septicemia and meningitis.
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Former Sen. Talent supports the WMD Prevention and Preparedness Act of 2011

Monday, Jun 27, 2011 @ 3:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Former Senator Jim Talent (R-Missouri) recently spoke to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security Hearing about his support for the WMD Prevention and Preparedness Act of 2011.
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Singapore purchases bioweapon detectors

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2011 @ 2:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Universal Detection Technology, a developer of monitoring technology, including chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and mold detection devices, has won a tender for biological weapon detection equipment from the Singapore Civil Defense Force.
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Anthrax scare at Mich. hospital

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2011 @ 2:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A white powder found on Monday at the imaging center on the campus of Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich., in a tissue box has been found to be harmless.
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Protest over BARDA purchase of smallpox antiviral withdrawn

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2011 @ 4:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority of the United States Department of Health and Human Services has announced that a protest filed over its contract for the purchase of a smallpox antiviral has been withdrawn.
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Anthrax hoax letter sent to Florida senator

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2011 @ 4:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The office of a U.S. senator in Jacksonville, Florida, was shut down this week after a letter containing a white powdery substance was discovered.
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SAFE-T made available to law enforcement, first responders

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 @ 2:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Raptor Detection Technologies, LLC., recently announced that its Substance Activated Fast Evaluation Technology line of products will now be made available to law enforcement, first responders and security personnel.
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Philippines vows committment to fight bioweapon proliferation

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 @ 2:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Philippine Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Jr., recently announced that the Philippines is fully committed to initiatives by foreign governments and international organizations to fight the proliferation of biological weapons.
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Second anthrax hoax letter sent to Florida senator

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 @ 3:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has confirmed that a white powdery substance delivered in a letter to Sen. Marco Rubio
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Army set for large disaster response exercise

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 @ 3:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A large disaster response exercise planned by U.S. Army North will take place throughout southern Indiana and northern Kentucky between August 16 and August 28 to train federal military forces for CBRN incidents.
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Caribbean community holds workshop on chemical weapons prohibition

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011 @ 4:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A workshop originated by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons held in collaboration with the Caribbean Community and Common Market Secretariat and Government of the Bahamas was held in Nassau this week.
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Rep. Rogers introduces bipartisan CBRN protection bill

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011 @ 4:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (Mich.-08) introduced a bipartisan bill on Wednesday in an effort to protect the United States against pandemics and attacks from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons.
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Obama administration warns of bioterror

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011 @ 10:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

On Wednesday, the Obama administration announced that al-Qaeda and its acolytes were the largest security threat faced by the United States.
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Taiwan simulates biological, nuclear attacks

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011 @ 10:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Taiwan recently held a major anti-terrorism exercise simulating potential nuclear and biological attacks.
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