SLU seeks 250 people for smallpox study

Friday, Feb 5, 2010 @ 12:44pm by Nick Rees

As part of its recently announced project to create a smallpox vaccine to fight bioterrorism, Saint Louis University has begun seeking 250 volunteers to inject with smallpox.
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Kentucky to receive funds to dispose of biological and chemical weapons

Friday, Feb 5, 2010 @ 12:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Under President Barack Obama's recently announced proposed 2011 budget, two army sites would receive $511 million for the disposal of biological and chemical weapons.
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Medizone reports positive rest runs for AsepticSure

Friday, Feb 5, 2010 @ 12:49pm by Nick Rees

Medizone International, Inc., has reported that in full scale test runs of a hospital room mock up facility, its AsepcticSure system has resulted in the total elimination of all bacteria present.
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Denmark institutes new rules for handling certain biological substances

Friday, Feb 5, 2010 @ 12:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Beginning May 1, hospitals, researchers and companies in Denmark will be required to apply for a license to use certain substances that could be used to make biological weapons.
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Philippines allege use of bioweapons by communist rebels

Friday, Feb 5, 2010 @ 12:53pm by Nick Rees

A landmine that exploded at the boundary of Libug and Cabcaban villages in Sumisip town, the Philippines, reportedly contained biological weapons, authorities have said.
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Construction on GenPhar's S.C. headquarters halted

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010 @ 3:50pm by Nick Rees

Construction on GenPhar's new 50,000-square-foot, $33 million Mount Pleasant, South Carolina headquarters has been put on hold after the town ordered work to halt.
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Vest can detect, protect from threats

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010 @ 3:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A prototype vest design by Industrial design students at Emily Carr University of Art + Design contains sensors that display information about potential biothreats in the air and provides a built in face mask.
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First British anthrax infection in heroin user announced

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010 @ 3:58pm by Nick Rees

An alert has been issued by British health officials following a positive test for an anthrax infection by a heroin user.
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Cell phones could aid in attack detection

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Cell phones could soon be used as nodes as part of a wide reaching chemical weapon sensor network.
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Workshop planned to analyze federal medical countermeasures policies

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010 @ 4:02pm by Nick Rees

The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies has announced a new workshop that will examine federal policies and activities in relation to discovery through approval of medical countermeasures for biological, chemical, radiological and nuclear thre
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UDT to market handheld assays in Canada ahead of Olympics

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010 @ 6:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An agreement between Universal Detection Technology and the U.S. Department of Commerce's Commercial Service will allow UDT to promote its handheld bioterrorism detecting assays in Canada.
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Effort extended in fight against Lassa virus

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010 @ 6:54pm by Nick Rees

A major extension in the collaborative effort between Corgenix Medical Corporation and Tulane University has been announced to combat viral hemorrhagic fever.
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Darpa to develop immortal organisms

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010 @ 6:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Darpa, in a move that means to use bioweapons for good, has announced the investment of $6 million into a project that will create "synthetic organisms" that never die but can be killed with the flick of a molecular switch.
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Autonomous biothreat sensors to be developed

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010 @ 7:01pm by Nick Rees

Qinetiq North America is working in conjunction with Brewer Science and Applied Systems Intelligence on a program to develop an autonomous, self-deploying sensor to serve as a roving, early-warning detector of biological warfare activity.
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New patent issued for biosensing metals

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010 @ 7:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A U.S. patent has been granted to Borealis Exploration Limited for its Avto Metals Technology.
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DeconGel garners award for decontamination properties

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 @ 3:08pm by Nick Rees

The Environmental, Security, Safety and Health Achievement Award has been presented to the National Energy Technology Laboratory and Safety and Ecology Corporation for their use of DeconGel to mitigate and abate hazardous matter.
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Australian health officials wary of anthrax infections

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 @ 3:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Australian health officials have put the nation's drug users on alert about potential deadly batches of anthrax infected heroin, which have already accounted for at least ten deaths and more than 20 infections in Europe.
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- DepoVax could mean fewer doses of anthrax vaccine needed

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 @ 3:14pm by Nick Rees

Immunovaccine Inc. will present positive new research, done in collaboration with Defence Research and Development Canada, that confirms that the number of required doses for an anthrax vaccine candidate can be reduced when formulated in DepoVax.
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Conferences will review U.S.'s ability to reduce biothreat

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 @ 3:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A pair of conferences over the next few weeks will enact a comprehensive review of the United States' ability to reduce the impact of a biological weapons attack.
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Mushroom fruit could aid in clean up of bioweapons

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 @ 3:30pm by Nick Rees

A strange new natural contender in aiding in the fight against biological weapons has stepped forward, with researchers learning that the fruit of mushrooms can be used in cleaning up following a biological attack.
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