FDA finds anthrax drug to be effective

Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 @ 10:16am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration tentatively supported the benefits of an investigational monoclonal antibody used to treat inhalational anthrax this week after animal studies showed improved survival rates.
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DHS tests new sensors in Boston subway

Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 @ 10:56am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Homeland Security and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority resumed their testing of a network of biological sensors on October 24 in the MBTA's subway stations.
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Marshall University holds annual seminar on bioterrorism and national security

Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 @ 11:20am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Laurie Garrett
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sBioMed announces appointment of new CEO

Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 @ 11:50am by BioPrepWatch Reports

sBioMed, a developer of infection control products, recently announced that it has appointed a new chief executive officer.
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Minn. health officials simulate anthrax exposure for training drill

Friday, Nov 2, 2012 @ 10:04am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Health officials in Rochester, Minnesota, held a mass vaccination exercise on Thursday, using a simulated scenario involving exposure to the deadly anthrax bacterium.
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Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., plans to acquire or develop three drugs by 2015

Friday, Nov 2, 2012 @ 10:50am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Fuad El-Hibri
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NATO war games will include CBRN threat

Friday, Nov 2, 2012 @ 11:04am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization recently announced that it intends to conduct two sets of simultaneous war games beginning in mid-November.
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Nanotubes utilized to create new biothreat-resistant fiber

Friday, Nov 2, 2012 @ 11:41am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are currently developing a fabric made of carbon nanotubes that will be capable of protecting wearers against chemical and biological weapons.
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BARDA delays biodefense conference due to Sandy

Monday, Nov 5, 2012 @ 10:24am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority postponed a bioterrorism conference that was scheduled for last Monday through Wednesday in anticipation of the adverse weather related to Hurricane Sandy.
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Inspectors in Armenia find no additional anthrax infections

Monday, Nov 5, 2012 @ 10:47am by BioPrepWatch Reports

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NAU students help track anthrax in European infections

Monday, Nov 5, 2012 @ 11:05am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Paul Keim
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U.K. reports new cases of heroin-related anthrax

Monday, Nov 5, 2012 @ 11:37am by BioPrepWatch Reports

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More U.K. anthrax cases are possible

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 @ 10:20am by BioPrepWatch Reports

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Smiths Detection and Argon Electronics sign five year CBRN deal

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 @ 10:48am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United Kingdom-based Smiths Detection and Argon Electronics recently signed a five year agreement giving Argon exclusive worldwide rights to manufacture, design and market training simulators for a range of lightweight chemical detectors designed by Smiths.
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FDA committee gives nod to GSK anthrax treatment

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 @ 11:07am by BioPrepWatch Reports

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Umatilla disposal facility reduces workforce

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 @ 11:57am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility incineration plant in Umatilla, Oregon, plans to reduce its workforce by 34 employees in November.
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Clinton County, N.Y. to hold bioterrorism drill

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012 @ 10:21am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Clinton County Health Department officials are planning a simulated mass immunization for anthrax exposure on December 5 to train employees for a natural disaster or terrorist attack.
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Researchers develop faster, cheaper bioterrorism detection method

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012 @ 10:52am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Andrew Hayhurst
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Positive ID, SAIC partner for DTRA contracts

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012 @ 11:03am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Positive ID Corporation, the makers of advanced airborne biodetectors, recently announced plans to partner with Science Applications International Corporation to pursue a series of U.S. Defense Department contracts.
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DARPA solicitation released for passive immunization protection

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012 @ 11:41am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Defense recently announced that it is seeking proposals for the development of technology to provide scalable passive immunization protection for military and public health uses.
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