Heritage Foundation report calls for robotics funding to aid in fighting bioterror

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2009 @ 3:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The emerging field of robotics technology has opened up a whole host of opportunities to fight terrorism, including methods to prevent infection after a bioterror attack or provide relief to those already affected.
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Secret Service won't comment on biological detection at state dinner

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2009 @ 3:10pm by Nick Rees

The Associated Press is reporting that the U.S. Secret Service will not comment as to if anyone at last week's White House state dinner was screened for radiological or biological weapons.
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Guidelines proposed for businesses trading in custom-made DNA sequences

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2009 @ 3:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A set of guidelines for how providers of custom-made DNA sequences do business has been proposed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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European Defense Agency announces plans for biological explosives disposal training

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2009 @ 3:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Plans to organize a biological, chemical and radiological explosives ordnance disposal training exercise have been announced by the European Defense Agency.
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U.S. and Lithuania extend agreement to prevent illegal transfer of weapons

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2009 @ 3:19pm by Nick Rees

The United States and Lithuania have signed a protocol to strengthen cooperation between the two countries concerning the prevention of illegal transfer and trafficking in biological, chemical and nuclear weapons and related materials.
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Howard Goldstein joins Microchip Biotechnologies, Inc.

Wednesday, Dec 2, 2009 @ 3:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Howard Goldstein has been named to the position of executive vice president of commercial affairs at Microchip Biotechnologies, Inc.
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Smallpox vaccine adds to potential biodefense stockpile

Wednesday, Dec 2, 2009 @ 3:49pm by Nick Rees

Bavarian Nordic A/S, focusing on biodefense, has announced that it expects to file a new drug submission for Imvamune, its third-generation smallpox vaccine.
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Obama administration announces major review of public health defenses

Wednesday, Dec 2, 2009 @ 3:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Plans have been announced by a top Obama administration official to proceed with a major review of the federal government's policies for developing public health defenses.
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Dr. Steven Chatfield joins Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., as senior v.p.

Wednesday, Dec 2, 2009 @ 3:57pm by Nick Rees

Steven Chatfield, Ph.D., has been appointed senior vice president of biodefense by Emergent BioSolutions, Inc.
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Bioterror alert raised in Uganda

Thursday, Dec 3, 2009 @ 3:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Uganda's minister of health has announced that the nation's government has raised a full alert through its national disease surveillance network for any possible biological or chemical terrorist attack.
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Brookline, Mass., stages bioterror drill

Thursday, Dec 3, 2009 @ 3:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

More than 100 volunteers will take part in a rapid vaccination program in Brookline, Mass., this weekend to prepare the town for a serious pandemic situation or a bioterrorist attack.
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Medizone International announces positive sporicidal test results for its AsepticSure technology

Thursday, Dec 3, 2009 @ 3:13pm by Nick Rees

Medizone International, Inc., has announced that its proprietary AsepticSure technology has continuously broken decontamination barriers in tests, establishing it as an extremely potent sporicidal technology.
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Grant awarded to Idaho Technologies to create military evaluation for its respiratory panel

Thursday, Dec 3, 2009 @ 3:20pm by Nick Rees

A $3.3 million grant has been awarded to Idaho Technologies by the U.S. Defense Threat Agency to aid in continued development of the company's FilmArray PCR platform.
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Biomagentics Diagnostics finalizes agreement for fiber optic biosensor

Thursday, Dec 3, 2009 @ 3:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Biomagnetics Diagnostics, Corp., has announced the finalization of a "Patent License Agreement" with Los Alamos National Security.
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Turkish national appointed head of chemical weapons prohibition organization

Friday, Dec 4, 2009 @ 3:17pm by Nick Rees

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Homeland Security to study dispersion of biological weapons in Boston subway

Friday, Dec 4, 2009 @ 3:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Homeland Security Department will release harmless gases and dye tracers into Boston's subway system next week to study the circulation of airborne contaminants through public transit networks in the event of a biological or chemical attack.
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UIC given funds to develop new bioweapon antibiotics

Friday, Dec 4, 2009 @ 3:30pm by Nick Rees

Four million dollars in stimulus package funds will be given to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago to aid in the development of new antibiotics to treat anthrax, tularemia and plague.
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Australia company looking to take over biological weapon stopping fabric coating company

Friday, Dec 4, 2009 @ 3:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

ETW Corporation has begun the investigative process for taking over a United Kingdom-based company that carries the rights to a fabric coating process that protects soldiers against chemical and biological threats.
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Two years overdue Pa. bioterrorism lab still has no set opening date

Monday, Dec 7, 2009 @ 3:09pm by Nick Rees

A sophisticated Health Department bioterrorism lab currently two years overdue for opening in Allegheny County shows no signs of opening by year's end.
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New guidelines for genetic screening to prevent bioterrorism split scientists

Monday, Dec 7, 2009 @ 3:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

New guidelines have been presented for genetic screening to prevent the possibility of bioterrism, dividing the opinions of scientists on the matter.
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