NanoInk announces new biosensors

Thursday, Apr 22, 2010 @ 7:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

NanoInk, Inc., has announced that its NanoFabrication Systems Division instruments have been proven to support functionalizing biosensors with applications for biodefense.
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AVI BioPharma announces changes to board of directors

Friday, Apr 23, 2010 @ 7:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An agreement has been made by AVI BioPharma, Inc., that will implement changes to its board of directors and leadership team.
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FDNY simulates bioevent

Friday, Apr 23, 2010 @ 7:43pm by Nick Rees

New York City's fire department, in conjunction with the Marines, staged a simultaneous mock suicide bombers and multiple poison gas attacks on Thursday practice emergency preparedness.
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Feedback given on WMD Commission proposal

Friday, Apr 23, 2010 @ 7:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Appearing before the House Homeland Security Committee Wednesday, WMD commissioners Bob Graham and Jim Talent provided insight into the current global situation involving the securing of weapons of mass destruction, especially biological agents.
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Scientists says Ivins couldn't be source of Amerithrax attacks

Friday, Apr 23, 2010 @ 7:47pm by Nick Rees

A National Academy of Sciences panel was told by a former Army microbiologist who worked with Bruce Ivins, the man blamed for the 2001 anthrax attacks that five Americans, that he believed it was impossible for Dr. Ivins' laboratory to produce the deadly
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Virginia stages bioterror event

Monday, Apr 26, 2010 @ 6:42pm by Nick Rees

Norfolk, Va., held a terror drill last week to test the preparedness of its health officials in the event of a biological attack.
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Global bioprotection needed, experts warn

Monday, Apr 26, 2010 @ 6:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A panel of experts told congressional staff members last week that the only means of protecting the United States from a biological attack is to institute prevention and response measures globally.
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English teen accused of ricin plot appears in court

Monday, Apr 26, 2010 @ 6:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An English teen accused of being one of the founders of an online supremacist group recently found to be in possession of ricin has said that he was only attempting to please his father.
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UNLV software project to fight bioterrorism

Monday, Apr 26, 2010 @ 6:48pm by Nick Rees

A proposed multi-million dollar research project that will involve the University of Nevada - Las Vegas, is aimed at protecting U.S. troops while strengthening the Las Vegas Valley's defenses against bioterrorism.
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Proliferation experts worry bioattacks being ignored

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010 @ 7:57pm by Nick Rees

Some proliferation experts are worried that the White House's push to address the potential for nuclear terrorism isn't as focused on the likely scenario of a biological or chemical attack.
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CWC completes destruction of nation's non-stockpile chemical material

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010 @ 7:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The mission to destroy all non-stockpile chemical materiel as part of the Chemical Weapons Convention entered into by the United States has been completed, the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency has announced.
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Calif. man sentenced to 51 months for anthrax hoax

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010 @ 8:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Sacramento man who was convicted of an anthrax hoax and sending threatening mailings was sentenced this week to 51 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release.
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U.S. Army patents new decontaminant

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010 @ 8:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center with a patent for the invention of a sorbent technology designed to improve efforts to decontaminate highly toxic materials.
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New vaccine delivery system could aid first responders

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2010 @ 7:41pm by Nick Rees

A new patent has been issued to Mystic Pharmaceuticals for its VRx2 drug delivery platform that is expected to aid the deployment of medicine in the event of a bioattack.
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North Dakota officials take part in CBRN training

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2010 @ 7:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Area officials in Dickinson, North Dakota took part in a Department of Homeland Security Weapons of Mass Destruction Awareness Level Training this week to identify potential targets for biological, chemical, radiologic or nuclear attacks.
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Sioux City, Iowa stages bioterror simulation

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2010 @ 7:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Sioux City, Iowa might not be the most likely target for a bioterror attack, its officials say, but knowing how to respond to such an emergency if it happens is important.
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Lawsuit over Army chemical weapons stockpile settled

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2010 @ 7:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A lawsuit has been settled by state and Defense Department agencies stemming on how the Army's stockpile of chemical weapons at the Pueblo Chemical Depot in Pueblo, Colorado are monitored.
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Opponents argue that Boston biolab doesn't help the public

Thursday, Apr 29, 2010 @ 8:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Opponents of a Boston University bioloab project have argued that the facility should be used to develop vaccines for illnesses the community faces rather than biothreats that they say pose no public health to the area.
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Army develops environmentally friendly decontaminants

Thursday, Apr 29, 2010 @ 8:04pm by Nick Rees

United States military scientists have announced the development of a new set of ultra-strength cleaners that could aid in he aftermath of a terrorist attack.
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Lasers could be used to decontaminate after CBRN attack

Thursday, Apr 29, 2010 @ 8:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Utilizing funding and guidance from the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate, scientists at the Idaho National Laboratory have begun developing a laser based method of decontamination after a CBRN attack.
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