Virtual USA to aid first responders in the event of attack

Monday, Dec 14, 2009 @ 2:23pm by Nick Rees

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has announced a new information sharing initiative that will aid federal, state and local first responders in communicating better during emergencies, including biological and terror attacks.
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Sen. Mark Pryor announces plans for bill that would make attacks eligible for federal emergency assistance

Monday, Dec 14, 2009 @ 2:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor has announced plans to file a bill that would make terrorist attacks, public health emergencies and man-made disasters eligible for federal emergency assistance.
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Israel to require infrastructure companies to purchase bio-protection suits

Monday, Dec 14, 2009 @ 2:30pm by Nick Rees

In the face of potential biological and chemical attacks, the Israel Defense Forces' Home Front Command requires national infrastructure companies to purchase active protection full-body suits to allow them to operate in contaminated zones.
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Buffalo area receives funds to fight bioterror

Monday, Dec 14, 2009 @ 2:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Buffalo area will get federal anti-terrorism funding in the amount of $6.58 million in fiscal 2010, it has been announced.
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U.S. stance on bioweapons important, doesn't need inspectors, professor says

Monday, Dec 14, 2009 @ 2:41pm by Nick Rees

The Obama administration's recently announced biological weapons stance is, Professor Barry Kellman of the International Security and Biopolicy institute said, "crucial and complicated," and, he said, so nuanced that its hard for the lay reader to grasp.
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Israel's Home Front Command simulates CBRN strike

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009 @ 12:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Israel's Home Front Command has begun joint exercises with Magen David Adom and the Shaare Tzedek Medical Center to prepare for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear missile attacks.
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U.S. to be prepared for second attack, it's first attack that should be feared

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009 @ 12:28pm by Nick Rees

As the Obama administration's new biological threat strategy shifts focus from mitigation to prevention, Congress's role in the new policy has yet to come into focus.
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Regional stockpiles could aid Europe in event of bioattack

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009 @ 12:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A plan to ensure Europe is prepared for a biologic attack has been laid out by Allen Shofe, senior vice president of public affairs at Emergent BioSoloutions, as part of the Security & Defence Agenda's "Raising Biopreparedness Levels in Europe" report.
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Pueblo, Co. citizens decry new weapons neutralization tactic

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009 @ 12:35pm by Nick Rees

Citizens of Pueblo, Colorado, have given a cool reception to the government's plan to blow up 16 percent of its chemical weapons stockpile there.
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Anthrax scare at American Express headquarters

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009 @ 12:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The American Express headquarters at 3 World Financial Center in New York City had to evacuate three floors of the building following an anthrax scare recently.
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New drug administration system to speed delivery time

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009 @ 2:58pm by Nick Rees

SRI International has received a patent for a bioadhesive drug delivery system that uses the human body's mucous membranes to enable enhanced release of drugs through a needle-free option.
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NASA technology to be used to fight bioterror

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009 @ 5:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

New research from NASA indicates that technology designed to guard against Earthbound infections during space exploration could hold potential for counterterrorism methods.
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General Physics Corporation honored for training of first responders

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009 @ 5:36pm by Nick Rees

General Physics Corporation has been honored with a 2009 Most Innovative Training Award by the Arkansas Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development.
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- British Royal Society calls for more realistic bio-attack exercises

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009 @ 5:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Britain's Royal Society has warned that more realistic exercises need to be conducted to improve emergency responses to both chemical and biological attacks.
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New York scores high on report over bio-preparedness

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009 @ 5:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

New York has been named one of eight states to have met nine of 10 preparedness measures in the face of a pandemic, a first step in fighting a potential biological attack.
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U.S. woefully unprepared for bioattack, report says

Thursday, Dec 17, 2009 @ 3:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recent report says that the recent spread of the H1N1 flu virus in the United States has shown that the medical care system is not prepared to handle the demands that a bioterrorist act would place upon it.
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Missouri makes play for part of biodefense development industry

Thursday, Dec 17, 2009 @ 3:07pm by Nick Rees

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has supported a proposal that would send millions of tax dollars to Missouri's biotechnology industry to allow it to keep pace with other states.
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Positive results announced for Restanza in treatment of inhaled tularemia

Thursday, Dec 17, 2009 @ 3:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Positive top-line results have been announced by Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc., for its once-a-day, oral antibiotic Restanza to treat inhaled lethal doses of tularemia.
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N.Y. receives funds to combat biological agents

Thursday, Dec 17, 2009 @ 3:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Western New York will be benefited by more than $11 million in local defense funding to combat biological agents from the Defense Appropriations Bill.
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Depot begins work on biological detectors for soldiers

Thursday, Dec 17, 2009 @ 3:30pm by Nick Rees

Employees of the Tobyhanna Army Depot in Pennsylvania have begun fabricating and populating over 1,700 kits that will enable soldiers worldwide to test water samples for biological and chemical threats as well as radiation.
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