Florida judge testifies in white powder hoax case

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 @ 10:57am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Florida appellate judge recently testified against a man he sent to prison who later sent him a threatening envelope filled with white powder from a prison psychiatric ward.
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U.S. needs to focus on large-scale threat, report says

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 @ 11:28am by BioPrepWatch Reports

According to the new report card from the WMD Terrorism Research Center, the nation is largely unprepared for a large-scale bioterrorism attack or deadly disease outbreak.
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sBioMed develops anthrax sporicide

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 @ 11:32am by BioPrepWatch Reports

sBioMed has developed an Environmental Protection Agency approved sporicide that can be used in the remediation of buildings that have been contaminated with anthrax.
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Panel revisits anthrax attacks: "Are we better prepared today?"

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 @ 3:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Center for American Progress hosted an event on Thursday to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the anthrax attacks.
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Senators question Fort Detrick risks

Friday, Oct 14, 2011 @ 10:59am by BioPrepWatch Reports

After a science committee found flaws in the risk assessment for a biodefense animal laboratory at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md., the state's two U.S. senators have urged the Army to strengthen its safety planning.
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Lasers used to identify pathogens

Friday, Oct 14, 2011 @ 11:06am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Advances in laser technology may soon allow scientists to identify dangerous bacteria in samples of blood, water or food in a single minute.
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Pressure BioSciences given grant for pathogen detection technology

Friday, Oct 14, 2011 @ 11:07am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Pressure BioSciences recently announced that it was the recipient of a $649,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense for the development of pathogen detection technology.
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Inmate sentenced for anthrax hoax

Friday, Oct 14, 2011 @ 11:07am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Kenneth McElwaney, a Florida inmate, was sentenced to 30 more years in prison this week for threatening a judge with an envelope filled with white powder.
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Opening 2001 anthrax cases would require new evidence

Monday, Oct 17, 2011 @ 9:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

According to a senior Republican senator, reopening an investigation into the 2001 anthrax killings would require a powerful grassroots movement or startling new evidence.
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Xoma awarded contract for botulism antitoxin

Monday, Oct 17, 2011 @ 9:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

XOMA, LLC., was recently awarded a major federal contract to develop an antitoxin to treat human botulism toxin.
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Army to stop injecting monkeys with nerve-blocking drugs

Monday, Oct 17, 2011 @ 9:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Army has agreed to stop injecting monkeys with high doses of a nerve-blocking drug to simulate a nerve gas attack after they received sustained pressure from animal rights groups and a member of Congress.
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Umatilla prepares to destroy last of its chemical weapons

Monday, Oct 17, 2011 @ 9:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

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Bio-Response Report Card highlights countermeasures success

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2011 @ 10:44am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Bio-Response Report Card recently released by the WMD Center, an end-to-end assessment of the government's capability to respond to a biological attack, highlighted successes in the nation's countermeasures stockpile.
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Southern Research Institute to protect Armenia from bioterror threats

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2011 @ 3:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Birmingham, Alabama-based Southern Research Institute has been awarded a sub-contract from Black & Veatch valued at $580,000 to help protect Armenia against biological threats.
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AirBoss to provide DoD with CBRN protective over-boots

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2011 @ 3:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

AirBoss of America Corp., a North American custom rubber product manufacturer, has been awarded two new contracts by the U.S. Department of Defense valued at $20 million for CBRN protective gear.
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Bioterror fears push 2010 Olympic's security budget to over $1.5 billion

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2011 @ 3:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Fears of a biological attack by terrorists have helped push the security budget for the 2012 Olympic Games to be held in London to over $1.5 billion.
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Hijacked ship had chemical weapons materials onboard

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2011 @ 3:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Finnish researchers recently claimed that the Arctic Sea, a Finnish ship hijacked in Swedish waters in 2009, was most likely carrying materials stolen from Russia for the use of making weapons of mass destruction.
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Budget cuts hampering U.S. biothreat response

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2011 @ 10:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Budget cuts on the federal, state and local level have threatened U.S. efforts to prepare an effective response to an attack using biological weapons.
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U.S. more prepared to treat anthrax attack than a decade ago

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2011 @ 10:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United States is currently more prepared to treat victims of an anthrax attack than it was 10 years ago when a series of anthrax laced letters killed five people.
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Bioterror attack threat real, expert says

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2011 @ 11:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A senior U.S. official has warned that the threat of a biological terror attack is still "real and challenging."
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