CUBRC receives BARDA contract for broad-spectrum antibiotic

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 @ 4:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

CUBRC, Inc., a Buffalo, New York-based not-for-profit corporation, recently announced that it received a five-year contract from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority to develop a broad-spectrum antibiotic to counter biothreats.
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Cornell Professor Vogel: Academia and intelligence communities need new approach

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 @ 5:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Kathleen Vogel
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CTTSO to hold Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry on January 30

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 @ 5:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office recently announced that it will be holding an Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry on Jan. 30 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
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Researchers report on U.S. disaster preparedness

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers recently reported on the economic crisis and how it resulted in shortfalls in funding for communities to respond to man-made and natural disasters, according to the University of Southern California.
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FBI's Counterterrorism Division appoints new assistant director

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Bureau of Investigation recently appointed John Giacalone the new assistant director of the FBI's Counterterrorism Division.
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Inmate sends suspicious powder to Nevada Supreme Court

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Anthrax Powder
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bioMérieux finalizes full acquisition of BioFire

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

bioMérieux, a vitro diagnostics company, announced on Thursday that it has finalized its full ownership of BioFire Diagnotics. Inc., a privately-held company that specializes in molecular biology.
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ASM praises passage of 2014 omnibus appropriations bill

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The American Society for Microbiology, a U.S. life sciences organization, praised Congress on Friday for passing the omnibus spending bill that will fund the government through the rest of fiscal year 2014.
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Military Vaccine Agency updates anthrax vaccine information

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Anthrax
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U.S. Biotech Advisor Keltner joins Immunovaccine's board of directors

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 @ 5:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Immunovaccine, Inc., announced on Monday that Llew Keltner was appointed to the company's board of directors effective immediately.
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UPMC Center releases recommendations for improved national health security

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 @ 5:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The UPMC Center for Health Security recently released recommendations for health security in 2014 that can help prepare the nation for potential health threats, including terrorism, natural disasters and disease outbreaks.
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ESCMP to hold briefing on CHEMPACK program

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 @ 6:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Emergency Services Coalition for Medical Preparedness recently announced that it will host an educational briefing regarding the CHEMPACK program in Washington, DC.
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Neumedicines becomes member of Alliance for Biosecurity

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Neumedicines, Inc., a privately-held Pasadena, California-based radiation countermeasure developer, recently announced that it joined the Alliance for Biosecurity.
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Mississippi man admits he sent ricin letter to Obama

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Mississippi man pleaded guilty on Friday to charges of developing a biological agent and sending a threatening letter to President Barack Obama.
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Australia withholds location of new biodefense lab

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Australia is refusing to release the urban location of a new biodefense laboratory due to fears of a targeted strike.
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White powder found in Jefferson County Courthouse revealed to be boric acid

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

White powder was found scattered across a women's restroom on the second floor of the Jefferson County Courthouse on Friday and was later determined to be boric acid - authorities are still searching for the culprit.
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Medical countermeasures may be weak link in U.S. biodefense

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Medical countermeasure production must be enhanced if the U.S. wants to be prepared to respond to bioterrorism, according to an op-ed recently published in the Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
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ASTHO releases National Health Security Preparedness Index

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Association of State and Territorial Health Offices, a nonprofit organization representing U.S. public health agencies, recently announced the release of the National Health Security Preparedness Index.
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BIO supports Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 @ 5:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Biotechnology Industry Organization said to the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committee on Jan. 13 that it supports the "Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014."
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Georgia men convicted of ricin plot against government officials

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 @ 5:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Castor beans, ricin's source
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