DARPA moves bioagent detection to Critical Reagents Program

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013 @ 10:20am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced on Friday that it is moving its antibody detection technology to the Defense Department's Critical Reagents Program.
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Mishra: Biological warfare represents largest world threat

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013 @ 10:56am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A C Mishra, the director of India's National Institute of Virology, spoke on Friday about the dangers of biological warfare and the need for improved research during a conference in Pune.
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Battelle to offer CBRN training to guardsmen in Columbus, Ohio

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013 @ 11:22am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Battelle is now offering U.S. National Guard Civil Support Teams advanced applied-science courses in Columbus, Ohio.
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U.K. and India begin negotiations on civil nuclear pact

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 @ 8:04am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Manmohan Singh
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Lee introduces legislation to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 @ 8:40am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Barbara Lee
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North Korean diplomat threatens South Korean destruction at U.N.

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 @ 9:15am by BioPrepWatch Reports

North Korea threatened South Korea with destruction at a recent debate at the United Nations Conference on Disarmament.
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U.S. Navy to offer contract for development of chem/bio agent sensors using new materials

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 @ 9:39am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Navy's Naval Research Lab recently announced that it anticipates negotiating a level-of-effort contract for research and development in designing, synthesizing and testing materials to be used to fabricate a new series of chemical and biological agent sensors for the Department of Defense.
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Nature retracts North Korean radioactivity story

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 @ 10:12am by BioPrepWatch Reports

After publishing a news story titled "Sensors pick up North Korean radioactivity" on Tuesday, Nature retracted the story on Wednesday because of problems in the original analysis.
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DTRA announces contract to improve Cambodian biosecurity

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 @ 10:49am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency announced a sole source contract last week with the Diagnostic Microbiology Development Program, a non-profit organization with the mission of improving capabilities in Cambodian microbiologic laboratories.
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Poll: Majority of Americans believe North Korea is a critical nuclear threat

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 @ 11:09am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Gallup poll conducted just before North Korea conducted its third major nuclear test showed that the development of nuclear weapons by Pyongyang is believed to be a major threat to the United States.
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Inactive mail bomb sent to Mexican bioresearch facility

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 @ 11:42am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Institute of Biotechnology of the National Autonomous University of Mexico recently received a letter containing explosive material.
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Connecticut police look into potential anthrax threat

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 @ 8:14am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Connecticut government officials issued a statement on Tuesday about a potential anthrax threat directed at Governor Dannel Malloy that was contained by state health officials.
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Northwestern professor uses transportation data to create pandemic computational model

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 @ 8:39am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dirk Brockmann
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Smiths Detection delivers first mobile Chemical Biological Protective Shelters to U.S. Army

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 @ 9:24am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Detection recently delivered the first of its Chemical Biological Protective Shelters to the U.S. Army as part of a $40 million contract.
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Former White House advisor says South Korea should not develop nuclear weapons

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 @ 9:54am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A former advisor to U.S. President Barack Obama recently said that South Korea would hurt its international reputation if it developed nuclear weapons.
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Caliber Biotherapeutics and iBio establish agreement to develop biopharmaceuticals

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 @ 10:09am by BioPrepWatch Reports

iBio, Inc., and Caliber Biotherapeutics, LLC, announced the execution of a license and collaboration agreement on Tuesday for the development and production of recombinant plant-based biopharmaceuticals.
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U.N. could report slower growth in Iran's nuclear stockpile

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 @ 10:48am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A report by a U.N. nuclear watchdog due this week is anticipated to show that the growth of Iran's higher-grade enriched uranium stockpile slowed because some material was used to create reactor fuel.
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Soligenix submits BARDA proposal for OrbeShield radiation exposure therapy

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 @ 11:29am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The development stage biopharmaceutical company Soligenix, Inc., recently announced that it has submitted a contract proposal for the development of its radiation therapy, known as OrbeShield.
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Federal courthouse in downtown Philadelphia partially evacuated after anthrax scare

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 @ 11:49am by BioPrepWatch Reports

An envelope containing white powder recently led to the evacuation of a portion of the Federal Courthouse in Center City, Philadelphia.
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Iran installs advanced centrifuges at main uranium enrichment plant

Friday, Feb 22, 2013 @ 8:05am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Iran recently began installing advanced centrifuges at Natanz, its main uranium enrichment plant, in an effort to speed up nuclear work, according to a U.N. nuclear watchdog report on Thursday.
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