Twin Cities man charged with anthrax hoax

Thursday, Sep 9, 2010 @ 2:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Twin Cities man has been charged in connection with mailing a suspicious white powder to Dow Jones & Co.
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India to stage chemical emergency exercise event

Thursday, Sep 9, 2010 @ 2:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A joint team comprised of the National Disaster Response Force and the Indian Army will represent India during an international chemical emergency exercise planned for October in Tunisia.
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Bioweapon scare shuts down Miami International Airport

Thursday, Sep 9, 2010 @ 6:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Most of Miami International Airport was shut down overnight last Thursday after suspicious items were found in the luggage of a scientist who had once been charged with illegally transporting bubonic plague.
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Emergent BioSolutions, Inc. begins inhaled anthrax therapeutic trial

Thursday, Sep 9, 2010 @ 6:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc. has begun dosing its first subjects in a Phase I clinical trial for its anthrax monoclonal antibody therapeutic.
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Texas A&M to form National Biosecurity Foundation

Friday, Sep 10, 2010 @ 2:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with the Texas A&M University System have announced the formation of the National Biosecurity Foundation, a nonprofit organization that will work to enhance biosecurity and to fight against naturally emerging infectious diseases and bioterrorist
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Numerate awarded contract for rapidly designed drugs to fight bioagents

Friday, Sep 10, 2010 @ 2:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with Numerate Inc. have announced that they were recently awarded a three year contract with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to adapt their drug design platform to rapidly design drugs to be used against biowarfare agents.
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Connecticut man arrested for anthrax hoax letters

Friday, Sep 10, 2010 @ 3:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Conecticut man has been arrested for sending threatening letters containing white powder to public officials.
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Anthrax infections in Bangladesh top 479

Friday, Sep 10, 2010 @ 3:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The number of anthrax-infected people in Bangladesh continues to rise, with 32 new cases discovered recently, according to Bangladesh
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Multiple bioagent vaccines in the pipeline

Monday, Sep 13, 2010 @ 1:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists in the United States are working on a number of vaccines intended to lessen the threat posed by agents of bioterrorism.
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North and South Dakota to train for CBRNE attacks

Monday, Sep 13, 2010 @ 4:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with the North Dakota National Guard
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General Dynamics receives contract for bioagent detection systems

Monday, Sep 13, 2010 @ 4:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has been awarded a $30 million contract to produce joint biological point detection systems that will rapidly detect biological warfare agents.
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Meat in Bangladesh found to be tainted with anthrax

Monday, Sep 13, 2010 @ 4:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

According to reports from Bangladesh, a large portion of the meat sold local markets - up to 35 percent - may be tainted with anthrax bacteria.
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Idaho Technology launches training kit for its biothreat detection system

Tuesday, Sep 14, 2010 @ 2:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Idaho Technology, Inc. recently launched a new training kit for its RAZOR EX BioThreat Detection System.
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White powder closes House of Representatives chamber

Tuesday, Sep 14, 2010 @ 2:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As a precaution after finding a suspicious white powder on its floor, the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives was cleared by U.S. Capitol Police on September 13.
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UNDT announces consumer-ready F. tularensis detector

Tuesday, Sep 14, 2010 @ 3:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Universal Detection Technology has announced that it has a consumer-ready device to detect Francisella tularensis, which is the bacteria that is responsible for Tularemia infection.
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Bangladeshi anthrax outbreak numbers rise

Tuesday, Sep 14, 2010 @ 3:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The outbreak of anthrax in Bangladesh continues to escalate, with the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research revealing that 32 new infections have been reported.
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DARPA awards contract for rapid therapeutic development

Wednesday, Sep 15, 2010 @ 2:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently awarded a two year, $5.3 million grant to Arizona State University
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Five hundred anthrax infections reported in Bangladesh

Wednesday, Sep 15, 2010 @ 2:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

According to Bangladeshi officials, more than 500 people have now contracted anthrax from infected cattle.
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Suspicious powder sent to three embassies in Tel Aviv

Wednesday, Sep 15, 2010 @ 3:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Suspicious envelopes containing white powder were sent to three embassies in Tel Aviv this week, prompting fears of an anthrax attack.
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Contract awarded to 1st Detect Corporation for CBRN detector

Wednesday, Sep 15, 2010 @ 3:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A contract to design and develop an inlet system that will significantly improve the sensitivity of mass spectrometers used for chemical detection in the field has been awarded to 1st Detect Corporation, a subsidiary of Astrotech Corporation.
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