Arizona interstate re-opened after ricin scare

Monday, Jan 16, 2012 @ 11:06am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A stretch of Interstate 15 along the Arizona-Utah border was reopened early on Wednesday after the northbound and southbound lanes were closed on Tuesday in the aftermath of a ricin scare.
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Hameed calls for changes to Pakistan's Anti-Terrorism Act of 1997

Monday, Jan 16, 2012 @ 11:22am by BioPrepWatch Reports

In an editorial for The Friday Times, Zulfiqar Hameed wrote that due to the changes in terrorism after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, updates must be made to Pakistan's Anti-Terrorism Act of 1997.
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U.S. embassy in Uganda closed after powder scare

Monday, Jan 16, 2012 @ 1:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Embassy in Kampala, Uganda, was recently evacuated after a powdery substance was discovered inside of a package.
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SIPP International Industries acquires new bioterror fighting tech.

Monday, Jan 16, 2012 @ 1:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

SIPP International Industries, Inc., recently announced the acquisition of new technology to fight global bioterrorism.
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Experts question the creation of weaponized H5N1

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012 @ 10:20am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Recent research that created a deadly strain of bird flu that is easily transmissible through the air has sparked controversy within the scientific community as to whether or not such experiments should be conducted.
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White powder scares on the rise in Florida

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012 @ 10:22am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Hazmat teams in Palm Beach County have responded to at least six calls in the past three months to determine if white powder found in letters, envelopes and even on an airplane contained anthrax.
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gauges Kansans' understanding of chemical warfare training site

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012 @ 10:55am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has started to research the public understanding of a Kansas community about the potentially contaminated former Schilling Air Force base used for chemical warfare training in the 1960s.
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Weaponized H5N1 compared to atomic bomb's creation

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012 @ 12:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recent editorial published in the journal New Scientist compared the recent scientific experiments that created strains of bird flu transmissible through the air to the creation of the atomic bomb.
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Smiths Detection launches next-gen portable threat detector

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012 @ 10:11am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Detection, an advanced security development company for military and civil markets around the world, announced the launch of a portable next-generation chemical threat detector on Tuesday.
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Ottawa, Royal Canadian Mounted Police create threat response team

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012 @ 10:34am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Ottawa police and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have combined two units to battle chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats in the nation's capital.
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WHO enters weaponized H5N1 fight

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012 @ 11:13am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization recently announced its intention to hold an international forum to discuss whether scientific research should be published if some nations fear doing so could help terrorists acquire biological weapons.
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Emergent BioSolutions, Inc.'s BARDA Biothrax contract extended

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012 @ 11:35am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A subsidiary of Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., recently announced that it has entered a no-cost modification of a contract with two U.S. government agencies.
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Paragon Bioservices awarded DoD contract for filovirus vaccine

Thursday, Jan 19, 2012 @ 10:03am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Baltimore-based Paragon Bioservices announced on Tuesday that it has been awarded a JVAP-CBMS contract from the Department of Defense for the development and manufacturing of a filovirus vaccine.
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Soligenix announces positive anthrax vaccine stability results

Thursday, Jan 19, 2012 @ 10:24am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Soligenix, a development stage biopharmaceutical company, announced positive results on Wednesday from long-term stability studies into its SGX204 anthrax vaccine.
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Protein critical to Ebola virus infection identified

Thursday, Jan 19, 2012 @ 11:05am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists have identified a protein in host cells that appears critical in facilitating infection by the Ebola virus.
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Weaponized H5N1 creators fight back

Thursday, Jan 19, 2012 @ 11:23am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The creators of a virulent strain of H5N1 influenza transmissible to humans recently asserted that while it may be appropriate not to publish portions of their research, it was inappropriate for the United States to act alone in requesting its censorship.
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National Guard takes part in WMD preparedness drill

Friday, Jan 20, 2012 @ 10:23am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Guard's 48th Civil Support Team took part in a terrorism training drill aboard the U.S.S. Victory in Florida on Thursday to protect against future incidents involving weapons of mass destruction.
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Concerns continue to mount about Syrian bioweapons

Friday, Jan 20, 2012 @ 10:37am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Worries continue to mount over the potential that the vast stockpile of chemical weapons in Syria could fall into the hands of militants as the days of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad look increasingly numbered.
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National Biodefense Science Board names seven new members

Friday, Jan 20, 2012 @ 11:41am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Seven experts from outside the U.S. government have been chosen to replace departing members of the National Biodefense Science Board.
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The Center for Biosecurity launces first responder iPhone app

Friday, Jan 20, 2012 @ 12:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Center for Biosecurity recently announced the launch of its Clinicians' Biosecurity Resource app for the iPhone.
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