FDA's MCMi makes progress in 2012

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 @ 8:19am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Medical Countermeasures Initiative recently issued a report detailing the progress the initiative made last year in developing countermeasures against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats.
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Congress: Homeland Security requires more uniform concepts and definitions

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 @ 8:49am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A congressional report published on Tuesday said that a lack of uniform definitions and concepts used by the Department of Homeland Security could raise financial costs and casualties.
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Washington State man's conviction for ricin possession upheld

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 @ 9:04am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Castor beans, ricin's source
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Indonesian intelligence suspects avian flu strain is the result of bioagent

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 @ 9:37am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Indonesia's top intelligence agency said that it is possible that a new strain of bird flu could be a form of biological weapon used by foreign nations.
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Myanmar denies use of chemical weapons against rebels

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 @ 10:19am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ye Htut
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Dempsey: Stopping Syria from chemical attack almost unachievable

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 @ 10:52am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bashar al-Assad
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Man pleads guilty to sending threatening letters

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 @ 11:16am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Connecticut man recently admitted to mailing threatening letters, one including an anthrax threat, to a post office, schools and a federal agent.
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White powder threat hits U.S. embassy in Moscow

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 @ 11:50am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A white powder recently found at the U.S. embassy in Moscow was determined not to be dangerous or to pose an immediate threat.
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AHRP accuses Obama administration of using meeting to approve anthrax vaccine test on children

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 @ 8:20am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Anthrax
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Fear of poisonous cyanide surfaces after lottery killing

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 @ 8:49am by BioPrepWatch Reports

As Cook County, Illinois, officials decided to exhume the body of a $1 million lottery winner who died from cyanide poisoning, health officials expressed fear related to the dangerous chemical.
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Inmate sentenced to four additional years behind bars for white powder hoaxes

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 @ 9:16am by BioPrepWatch Reports

An inmate at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution-Shirley was recently sentenced to four additional years in prison for sending threatening letters containing a white powder to a judge and a district attorney's office.
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More feared infected in Zimbabwe anthrax outbreak

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 @ 9:51am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Anthrax
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Turkey denies use of chemical weapons against PKK

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 @ 10:24am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ismet Yilmaz
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Lithuanian ambassador presents letters of credence to OPCW

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 @ 10:52am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ahmet uzumcu
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U.S. District Court shut down after anthrax threat

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 @ 11:22am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. District Court building in Camden, New Jersey, was recently shut down following a bomb and anthrax hoax.
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Tauri Group chosen as JPEO-CBD prime contractor

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 @ 11:47am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Tauri Group recently announced its selection as one of six prime contractors to provide technical and management support to the Pentagon's Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense.
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Hearing set for Massachusetts bomb suspect

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 @ 8:05am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A hearing will take place on Wednesday for a Westford, Massachusetts, man who is accused of 18 criminal charges, including two counts of possessing a chemical, biological or nuclear weapon.
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LRN releases information for proposed data collection

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 @ 8:38am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Laboratory Response Network recently released information about a proposed project that could enhance the agency's ability to improve preparedness in response to future biological, chemical or radiological threats.
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PharmAthene acquires license for human, cell-based manufacturing platform

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 @ 9:17am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Biodefense company PharmAthene, Inc., recently announced that it has acquired the commercial license to use biopharmaceutical Percivia's proprietary PER.C6 technology platform to produce its next generation bioscavenger.
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Genome Prairie announces new president and CEO

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 @ 9:43am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Canadian non-profit genomics research group Genome Prairie recently announced that Dr. Reno Pontarollo, its current chief scientific officer, will become president and chief executive officer as of April 1.
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