Purdue study questions improvement of biopreparedness

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 @ 4:44pm by Nick Rees

Despite a surge in funds available for bioterrorism preparedness over the last decade, a Purdue University study says that local public health resources have not been improved.
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Bruce Ivins' attorney calls for case to be re-opened

Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 @ 2:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An attorney for the alleged anthrax killer Bruce Ivins has said that he does not believe that the case against Ivins should not be closed.
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K-State gets grant to study emerging diseases

Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 @ 2:33pm by Nick Rees

A $12 million grant was recently awarded to Kansas State University to partner with the Department of Homeland Security in creating a Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases.
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Committee finds Fort Detrick biocontainment labs not a threat

Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 @ 2:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Research Council has released a report at Congress' behest that finds several problems in the U.S. Army's environmental impact statement for its expansion of Fort Detrick's bicontainment laboratories.
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DHS to crowd source chemical attacks through cell phones

Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 @ 2:39pm by Nick Rees

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate has begun a program to equip cell phones with a chemical sensor that will be cost effective and not impact a phone's battery life.
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Two more anthrax cases in Scotland

Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 @ 2:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Two more heroin addicts in Scotland are being treated for anthrax infections as part of an outbreak that has killed 10 drug users nationwide.
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Three firms announce partnership for UPMC vaccine factory

Friday, Mar 12, 2010 @ 4:55pm by Nick Rees

Batelle, IBM and Merck & Co. have announced a partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to develop a vaccine factory to quickly respond to biological, chemical or radiological threats and bioterror attacks.
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BARDA gives notice to Advanced Life Sciences for Restanza funding proposal

Friday, Mar 12, 2010 @ 4:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has given notice to Advanced Life Sciences that an initial evaluation of the funding proposal for Restanza has been completed.
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FDA aids Advanced Life Sciences Holdings in approval assessment for anthrax drug

Friday, Mar 12, 2010 @ 5:03pm by Nick Rees

The FDA has given guidance to Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc., on the clinical program required to assess the approvability of Restanza, which has been developed to fight anthrax, plague and tularemia, among others.
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HGS and BioInvent announce collaboration

Friday, Mar 12, 2010 @ 5:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Human Genome Sciences, Inc., and BioInvent International AB have announced a collaboration meant to discover, develop and commercialize therapeutic monoclonal antibodies that have would specifically target antigens discovered by HGS.
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Emergent BioSolutions Inc. CEO named outstanding international business leader

Friday, Mar 12, 2010 @ 5:08pm by Nick Rees

Fuad El-Hibri, chairman and chief executive officer of Emergent BioSolutions Inc., has been named as one of Maryland's outstanding international business leaders by the World Trade Center Institute.
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NIH releases 2011 budget

Monday, Mar 15, 2010 @ 3:33pm by Nick Rees

The National Institutes of Health spent more than half of the $8.2 billion it received for science under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 last year, or $4.6 billion, and expects to spend another $3.6 billion this yea
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- FDNY to utilize CBRN protection material

Monday, Mar 15, 2010 @ 3:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The New York City Fire Department has chosen to utilize the new Demron person-protection armor, the world's first and only fabric to provide multi-hazard protection.
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Taliban says it's lacing bombs with anthrax

Monday, Mar 15, 2010 @ 3:43pm by Nick Rees

Taliban commanders have claimed that homemade bombs in Afghanistan are now being loaded with anthrax, bringing a new threat to troops working in the region
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India advances fight against CBRN

Monday, Mar 15, 2010 @ 3:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

India's Defense Research Development Organization has announced several major steps in the fight against nuclear, biological and chemical warfare.
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Trinidad and Tobago on lookout for bioterror attack

Monday, Mar 15, 2010 @ 3:49pm by Nick Rees

The permanent secretary of Trinidad and Tobago's National Security Ministry has announced that there exists a real threat to the nation of an attack by terrorists using deadly toxins.
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Anthrax scare in Florida

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010 @ 4:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Police and fire units were dispatched to a printing business in Sebring, Florida on Monday following the discovery of an unknown suspicious white substance in an envelope.
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Number of 1995 sarin attack victims, deaths in Tokyo rises

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010 @ 4:08pm by Nick Rees

Following a nationwide police survey, the number of victims of the 1995 Tokyo subway gas attack by the Aum Shinrikyo cult has been revealed to be almost 6,300.
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Wyoming stages anthrax response test

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010 @ 4:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Albany Count Public Health in Wyoming, working in conjunction with numerous other governmental agencies, recently conducted an Anthrax Response Exercise Series test in Laramie, Wyoming.
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Baltimore police investigate suspicious letters

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010 @ 4:13pm by Nick Rees

Baltimore police are investigating several threatening letters containing bullets or white powder that have been sent to City Hall and the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. courthouse.
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