Edgewood engineer honored for CBRN agent detector work

Thursday, Jul 15, 2010 @ 7:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center's Research and Technology Directorate Daniel Weber was recently named the 2010 Engineer of the Year by the Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
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Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., awarded $107 million BioThrax contract

Thursday, Jul 15, 2010 @ 8:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., has received a new, $107 million contract from the Office of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority to obtain regulatory approval for large-scale manufacturing of its anthrax vaccine BioThrax.
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Airborne-pathogen isolation units called for to fight bioterrorism

Thursday, Jul 15, 2010 @ 8:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Federal researchers announced on July 14 their ongoing efforts to protect health care workers from a bioterrorist attack or epidemic in the wake of unique failures seen during the H1N1 pandemic.
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UDT responds to potential BioShield cuts

Thursday, Jul 15, 2010 @ 8:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Universal Detection Technology, a significant producer of biodefense early warning monitoring technologies and a provider of training to counter-terrorism personnel, has responded to a House appropriations bill that would cut funding to Project Bioshield.
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Eight regional homeland response force units announced

Friday, Jul 16, 2010 @ 3:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Defense and the National Guard Bureau recently announced that eight more regional homeland response force units will be created in the 2012 fiscal year.
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San Diego receives funds to fight bioterror

Friday, Jul 16, 2010 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced on July 15 that San Diego will receive $16.2 million dollars for anti-terrorism and emergency preparedness related activities.
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Contract announced for inhaled anthrax treatment

Friday, Jul 16, 2010 @ 4:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with Elusys Therapeutics and Lonza announced this week that they have entered into an agreement for the commercial production of Anthim, an antibody for the treatment of inhaled anthrax.
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University of Texas researchers to fight tularemia

Friday, Jul 16, 2010 @ 4:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers with the University of Texas - San Antonio have received a patent to create a vaccine to fight tularemia, an infectious agent that has the potential to be a deadly bioterrorist weapon.
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Scientists develop powerful anthrax detector

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 @ 2:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists at the MESA+ research institute at the University of Twente in the Netherlands have developed a test for the presence of anthrax in concentrations a thousand times lower than at toxic level.
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AVI BioPharma awarded contract to fight Marburg, Ebola

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 @ 2:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Defense Chemical and Biological Defense Program, part of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, has awarded AVI BioPharma, Inc., a new contract for the development of Marburg and Ebola virus therapeutic candidates.
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Chile "anthrax" package tests negative

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 @ 3:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Police officials in Chile have reported that they found no toxic substances in a package that was delivered to the foreign minister last week that carried a label that read "anthrax."
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Tekmira awarded contract to fight Ebola

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 @ 3:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp., have been awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a drug to combat Ebola virus.
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Homeland Security announces $1.8 billion in grants

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 @ 2:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced last week the issuance of $1.8 billion in 2010 Federal Emergency Management Agency grants.
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Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., looks to expand

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 @ 2:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., the makers of the only FDA-approved anthrax vaccine, are making plans to expand beyond the realm of biodefense.
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Bill introduced to protect water plants nationwide

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 @ 4:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg has introduced an exhaustive legislative packet that is aimed at protecting the nation
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Office of Public Safety purchases bioterror detection equipment

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 @ 4:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with Universal Detection Technology announced this week that the company has received a purchase order from Washington D.C.
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Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., dedicates new Baltimore facility

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 @ 5:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., dedicated a new $30 million facility in Baltimore, Maryland, on July 16 that is expected to add 120 new jobs to the area.
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Alumina gels could be used to protect first responders

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 @ 2:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An Atlanta-based company that produces special alumina and silica gels is launching its first textile products infused with activated alumina, which could be used to protect first responders in the event of a bioterror attack.
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Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., repays Maryland building incentive

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 @ 2:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., has repaid $250,000 it received as an incentive to build in Frederick County, Maryland.
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Castor bean scare closes Ohio apartment complex

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 @ 2:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Police and hazardous materials teams closed several apartment complexes in Grove City, Ohio, on July 20, after receiving a report that castor beans, the key component in the potential bioweapon ricin, may have been kept there.
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