Rural poor in Zimbabwe consume meat from anthrax-infected carcasses

Friday, Feb 8, 2013 @ 8:40am by BioPrepWatch Reports

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Redstone Arsenal begins chemical weapons cleanup

Friday, Feb 8, 2013 @ 9:24am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Alabama's Redstone Arsenal recently initiated a 30-year, $527 million project to clean 17 suspected chemical agent burial sites dating back to World War II.
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Argon signs contract with Indian Army for chemical detection simulators

Friday, Feb 8, 2013 @ 9:50am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Indian Army recently placed orders with Argon Electronics to furnish a variety of chemical detection simulators to meet their training capability requirements.
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Biden reportedly meets with Russia to discuss Syrian chemical weapons

Friday, Feb 8, 2013 @ 10:28am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Joe Biden
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DHS seeks Plum Island biodefense support

Friday, Feb 8, 2013 @ 10:54am by BioPrepWatch Reports

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Germany and India collaborating on biopreparedness

Friday, Feb 8, 2013 @ 11:05am by BioPrepWatch Reports

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Sen. Burr introduce Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013

Friday, Feb 8, 2013 @ 11:40am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Richard Burr
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Two inmates indicted for anthrax hoax threats in Florida

Monday, Feb 11, 2013 @ 8:09am by BioPrepWatch Reports

United States Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announced the return on Thursday of two separate indictments by a grand jury charging two Suwannee County, Florida-based inmates with sending hoax anthrax letters to sitting judges.
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Mystery deepens in lottery winner's cyanide death

Monday, Feb 11, 2013 @ 8:42am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A new revelation surfaced last week in the case of the Chicago lottery winner who died of cyanide poisoning in July related to a change in the victim's financial plans prior to his death.
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Military CBRN defense should have substantial funding despite budget concerns

Monday, Feb 11, 2013 @ 9:32am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Defense recently announced that it should have a high level of continued funding despite budgetary concerns.
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Homeland Security to look for chemical defense project hosts

Monday, Feb 11, 2013 @ 9:53am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Chemical Defense Program recently invited state, local and tribal governments to volunteer their jurisdictions to be sites for chemical defense demonstration projects.
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Hotzone Solutions announces countermeasure partnership with miprolab

Monday, Feb 11, 2013 @ 10:11am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Hotzone Solutions, a Netherlands-based nuclear, biological and chemical defense training and consulting company, announced a strategic partnership last week with a German microbiological diagnostics and detection developer.
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Maryland biotechs partner to defeat Marburg, Ebola viruses

Monday, Feb 11, 2013 @ 10:49am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Two Maryland biotechnology companies, the Baltimore-based Paragon Bioservices and the Gaithersburg-based MaxCyte, recently began working together to produce experimental vaccines for the deadly Marburg and Ebola viruses.
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Cangene botulism antidote receives positive acknowledgment from FDA

Monday, Feb 11, 2013 @ 11:24am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Cangene Corporation's recent animal studies on a newly-developed botulism toxin antidote are sufficient to demonstrate that the treatment will work in humans, regulators have announced.
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DHS releases RFP for BioWatch Gen 3 to PositiveID

Monday, Feb 11, 2013 @ 11:54am by BioPrepWatch Reports

PositiveID Corporation, a developer of biological agent detection equipment, recently announced that it is has received a draft request proposal from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the first stage of the BioWatch Generation 3 project.
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California lab receives OPCW recertification

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013 @ 8:15am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California, recently announced its recertification as a facility that can analyze samples collected during inspections under the Chemical Weapons Convention.
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U.K. MOD awards biodetection contract to Smiths Detection

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013 @ 8:36am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Detection, an international supplier of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threat detection, recently announced that it received an in-service support contract with the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense.
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Russia details infantry combat uniform of the future

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013 @ 9:06am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Pravda, the newspaper run by the Communist Party of the Russian, recently published an article detailing its conception of the future capabilities of infantry combat uniforms, including their resistance to biological and chemical weapons.
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Evogen, Inc., adds new CEO, COO to management team

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013 @ 9:40am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Evogen, Inc., the makers of detection systems for biological threats, recently announced the addition of a new president and chief executive, and a new chief operating officer.
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Researchers study anthrax death in drug user

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013 @ 10:15am by BioPrepWatch Reports

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