Response Biomedical Corporation CEO resigns

Monday, Aug 15, 2011 @ 3:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Response Biomedical Corporation recently announced the resignation of its chief executive officer, S. Wayne Kay, effective immediately.
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Yemen-based al-Qaeda may be trying to acquire ricin

Monday, Aug 15, 2011 @ 4:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

According to unnamed intelligence officials and reports, a Yemen-based al-Qaeda affiliate has been trying to acquire castor beans, which can be used to produce poisonous ricin.
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Philippines warns citizens of anthrax envelopes

Monday, Aug 15, 2011 @ 4:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Philippines Department of Health official cautioned the public Friday to be careful in opening letters from suspicious or unknown senders to avoid the threat of hazardous biological materials.
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BYU statistician to evaluate bioweapon stockpiles

Monday, Aug 15, 2011 @ 4:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Academy of Science recently asked Brigham Young University statistician and professor Shane Reese to join a panel that will examine U.S. chemical and biological weapons stockpiles.
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U.N. investigating use of chemical weapons in the Sudan

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2011 @ 12:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United Nations is calling for an investigation into possible violations of international law, including the use of chemical weapons, committed by the Sudanese Armed Forces, the Sudanese Central Reserve Police or their military allies.
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Anthrax hoax letter sent to Arm & Hammer

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2011 @ 12:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Princeton Township, New Jersey, offices of Church & Dwight Co., the makers of Arm & Hammer baking soda, recently received an envelope containing a suspicious white powder.
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FDA to hold public smallpox vaccine workshop

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2011 @ 1:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will co-host a public workshop on Sept. 16 about the evaluation and development of next generation smallpox vaccines.
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White powder sent to offices of Alaskan politicians

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2011 @ 2:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Packages filled with an unknown white powder that were sent to the Alaska offices of Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Sen. Mark Begich and Rep. Don Young on Tuesday, leading to a building evacuation and heightened security.
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Sen. Carl Levin tours Emergent BioSolutions' Mich. plant

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2011 @ 2:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As part of a statewide series of stops around the state of Michigan, Senator Carl Levin (D-Mich.) toured Emergent BioSolutions' manufacturing facility in Lansing, Mich., today.
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Biosecurity experts call technology only a small part of protecting the U.S.

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011 @ 12:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

At a recent biosecurity conference held in Washington, D.C., experts asserted that technology is only a small part of the system designed to protect the United States from terrorist threats.
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CDC to award $613 million in grants to fight terrorism

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011 @ 12:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that it will award $613 million in grants to states and cities as part of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness cooperative agreement.
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Cangene appoints new CEO

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011 @ 1:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Cangene Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company primarily focused on specialty plasma products such as an anthrax immune globulin, has announced the appointment of John A. Sedor Tuesday as president and chief executive officer.
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More anthrax cases reported in China

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011 @ 1:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Two additional cases of cutaneous anthrax infections were reported in the northeast Liaoning Province, China, which brings the total number of people hospitalized for the disease to 32.
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Obama warns of lone wolf terror attacks

Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 @ 12:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

President Barack Obama recently said that a terrorist attack by an individual acting alone was more likely to occur in the near term than a significant coordinated by a terrorist group using nuclear or radiological weapons.
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Qaddafi may be planning to use remaining chemical weapons

Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 @ 12:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Recent reports from U.S. defense officials that a Scud missile was launched against rebel forces have raised concerns that forces loyal to Libya
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North Korea condems U.S.-South Korea military exercise

Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 @ 1:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As the United States and South Korea began a massive joint military exercise on Tuesday, North Korea condemned the maneuvers as provocative and warn that an "all-out war" could erupt.
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Student arrested for planned gas attack on Pope's visit

Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 @ 1:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Spanish police have arrested a chemistry student who was suspected of planning a gas attack against protesters in opposition to a visit by Pope Benedict XVI.
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Spanish judge releases chemistry student behind alleged gas plot

Friday, Aug 19, 2011 @ 2:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

On Thursday, a Spanish judge ordered the release of a Mexican chemistry student who was arrested on the suspicion of plotting a gas attack on protesters opposed to a visit by Pope Benedict XVI.
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Rinsate collection system speeds mustard agent destruction

Friday, Aug 19, 2011 @ 2:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The installation of a rinsate collection system at the Umatilla Chemical Depot in Umatilla, Oregon, has sped up the process of incinerating its remaining stockpile of mustard agent.
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Stratophase develops biological, chemical weapon detector

Friday, Aug 19, 2011 @ 2:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Stratophase, a spinout from the U.K.
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