India to play high priority on biodefense

Monday, Feb 22, 2010 @ 6:45pm by Nick Rees

India's Defense Research and Development Organization has announced that it will place a high priority on the development of systems, including better biological and chemical defense systems, to combat the challenges of terrorism.
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Trenton, N.J. hit with anthrax hoax letter

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 @ 3:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A hazmat crew was called to a Trenton police building recently following the discovery of an envelope filled with an unknown white powder.
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Israeli hospital's parking garage to double as emergency CBRN hospital

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 @ 3:56pm by Nick Rees

A new three-floor underground car park to be built at Rambam Hospital in Haifa, Israel will double as an emergency hospital in the event of a biological, chemical or nuclear attack.
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Japanese official says police warned of 1995 sarin gas attack

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 @ 3:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A former Japanese National Police Agency chief has revealed in an interview that a tip was received prior to the 1995 Tokyo subway sarin gas attack that killed 12 people.
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Tunisian officials work with Air Force on CBRN simulation

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 @ 4:03pm by Nick Rees

Tunisian officers recently traveled to Ramstein, Germany to work with the United States' 17th Air Force to begin preparing for a medical exercise focusing on potential responses to biological, chemical, nuclear and explosive threats.
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Anthrax death toll in Scotland rises

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 @ 4:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The death toll in Scotland for drug users infected by anthrax through intravenous injections has risen to 10, health officials have said.
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UNDT to distribute handheld assays in Australia

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 @ 3:22pm by Nick Rees

Universal Detection Technology has begun promoting its handheld assays, which are able to detect up to five bioterrorism agents, in Australia.
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Chimerix founder to speak at Institute of Medicine Workshop

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 @ 3:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chimerix, Inc.'s founder and CEO George Painter, Ph.D., will join with representatives from government, industry and academia in an Institute of Medicine Workshop.
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Aradigm advances work on inhaled lipsomal ciprofloxacin

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 @ 3:30pm by Nick Rees

Aradigm Corporation has announced that is has dosed its first U.S. patient as part of its Once-daily Respiratory Bronchiectasis Inhalation Treatment trial.
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Mich. police chief joins Emergent BioSolutions Inc.

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 @ 3:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Lansing, Michigan police chief Mark Alley has announced that he will retire within the month to take a new position at Emergent BioSolutions Inc. as the company's senior director of risk management.
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Experts question PharmAthene's government contract extension

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 @ 3:37pm by Nick Rees

In a move touted as by many experts as questionable at best, PharmAthene has seen millions of dollars added to a 2003 contract without competing for it.
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INTERPOL trains Asian and South Pacific officials in bioterror threat prevention

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 @ 3:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recent "Train-the-Trainer" session for the prevention of bioterrorism presented by INTERPOL was attended by law enforcement, customs and public health officials from Asia and the South Pacific.
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Bioattack simulated in Tennessee

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 @ 3:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Eighteen members of the Army National Guard and four members of the Air Force National Guard used Shelbyville, Tenn.'s Calsonic Arena this week to stage a training exercise simulating a biological or chemical attack.
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Researchers in Missouri developing bioterror sensors

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 @ 3:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers at the Jordan Valley Innovation Center in Springfield, Missouri have announced advances in their project to create sensors that can detect anthrax, ricin and E. coli.
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New strategy to fight Botulinum toxin molecules announced

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 @ 3:21pm by Nick Rees

A new strategy for clearing Botulinum toxin molecules - one of the world's deadliest substances - has been developed by a team from Tufts University.
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Medkits could be the future of fighting bioterror

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 @ 3:23pm by Nick Rees

A former Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services has recently written that facing the problem of bioterrorism will require creative thinking and the ingenuity of the American people.
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Anthrax scare in San Diego

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 @ 5:50pm by Nick Rees

An anthrax scare at a Kearny Mesa, California business is under investigation by the FBI.
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SIGA Technologies granted DoD contract

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 @ 5:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

SIGA Technologies has been awarded a $2.8 million contract from the Department of Defense's Transformational Medical Technologies Initiative to develop a broad spectrum antiviral that could aid U.S. citizens in the event of a bioattack.
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Results demanded of government biothreat programs

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 @ 5:54pm by Nick Rees

At this week's Homeland Security budget hearing, Congressman David Price noted his concern about two programs meant to track and alter biothreats.
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Further review sought of 2001 anthrax mailings

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 @ 5:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Further review is being sought by the United States House of Representatives over the 2001 anthrax mailings that resulted in five deaths that was recently closed by the FBI.
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