Emergent BioSolutions, other Michigan companies bring in students for fresh ideas

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 @ 10:05am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., a global specialty pharmaceutical company, is generating fresh ideas from Michigan State University students at its Lansing location to improve operations.
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CBRN specialists conduct training exercise at Camp Kinser

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 @ 10:35am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense specialists with the 3rd Marine Logistics Group conducted training exercises on March 18 at Camp Kinser in Japan for CBRN readiness.
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Poll: Americans favor intervening to stop Iran gaining nuclear weapons

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 @ 11:05am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A new poll by the Pew Research Center found that a majority of Americans strongly favor considering military action against Iran to stop it from obtaining nuclear weapons.
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CBRN ruled out in fugitive Russian's death

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 @ 11:35am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Boris Berezovsky
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JPEO-CBD names Camber to omnibus engineering and support program

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 @ 8:05am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense recently added Huntsville, Alabama-based Camber Corp. to its omnibus engineering and support program.
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U.K. man accused of planning poison attack on bus

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 @ 8:35am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A mentally-ill man from Surrey, United Kingdom, was accused of two charges of possessing dangerous or noxious objects and making threats to kill, after police found 98 different chemicals in his home in October.
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Department of Defense addresses current, emerging threats

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 @ 9:06am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Defense released a new "Strategy for Homeland Defense and Defense Support of Civil Authorities" last week to address current and emerging threats to the U.S. through 2020.
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Enzyme in human body may be key to bioweapon vaccines

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 @ 9:42am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Alexander Cole
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North Korea puts military on alert to attack U.S. targets

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 @ 10:05am by BioPrepWatch Reports

North Korea said it put its artillery and missile units on the highest alert on Tuesday, ordering them to be prepared to attack South Korea and U.S. military installations in Hawaii and Guam.
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Senate agrees to BARDA amendment to FY2014 budget

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 @ 10:35am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Senate agreed in voice vote to an amendment proposed by Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.) that would fully fund the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority in the financial year 2014 government budget.
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Expert: Internet increasing risk of CBRN attack

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 @ 11:19am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Extremists have gained greater access to the technology and information needed to create and spread biological and chemical agents, according to Charles Farr, the director of the U.K.'s Office for Security and Counterterrorism.
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New Jersey scores low on preparedness report

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 @ 11:50am by BioPrepWatch Reports

New Jersey received a failing grade in the category of emergency preparedness and response in a recent report.
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Three states team up for Disaster Medical Assistance Team

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 @ 8:05am by BioPrepWatch Reports

New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine are teaming up to form a specialized Disaster Medical Assistance Team to provide help during any national security event or disaster, both natural and manmade.
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West Virginia first responders conduct disaster drill

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 @ 8:35am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergency officials and police officers in Monongalia County, West Virginia, conducted a disaster drill on Wednesday afternoon to prepare for a disease outbreak resulting from a natural or manmade incident.
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Syria approves U.N. appointment of scientist to study chemical weapons allegation

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 @ 9:24am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A U.N. appointment of a Swedish scientist who will probe chemical weapons allegations in Syria was recently approved by the Syrian government.
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U.N. moves closer to international conventional arms trade treaty

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 @ 9:47am by BioPrepWatch Reports

United Nations members were reportedly close to a deal on Wednesday on the first international treaty meant to regulate the $70 billion global conventional arms trade.
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North Korea threatens U.S. military bases in Hawaii, Guam

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 @ 9:50am by BioPrepWatch Reports

North Korea warned on Tuesday that it had placed its rocket and long-range artillery units on "highest alert" and is prepared to strike South Korea and U.S. military bases in Guam and Hawaii.
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Wain-Hobson: Governments must address transmissibility studies

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 @ 10:05am by BioPrepWatch Reports

H5N1
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Scientists creating new systems to deal with spread of biological threats

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 @ 10:11am by BioPrepWatch Reports

NRL scientists are in the process of creating unique systems aimed at the spontaneous decontamination of a variety of chemical and biological threats.
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ESRC: Simulated disaster exercises are key for U.K.

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 @ 10:35am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Economic and Social Research Council, a United Kingdom-based organization that sponsors research on economic and social issues, recently published a study on the importance of well-planned disaster exercises.
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