Disagreements arise prior to 2011 Biological Weapons Convention

Monday, Jan 17, 2011 @ 6:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Debates on issues such as the meaning of provisions in the 2011 Biological Weapons Convention have pitted Western countries against developing countries.
Read More »

Biological weapons seen as serious threat

Monday, Jan 17, 2011 @ 6:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

According to a report called "Global Risks 2011," released by the Davos World Economic Forum's Risk Response Network, biological weapons are seen the second most serious mass destruction threat this year.
Read More »

Prions could be source for new bioweapons

Monday, Jan 17, 2011 @ 6:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Prions, the cause of neurodegenerative disorders like mad cow disease, may be in their most lethal form when sprayed into the air, raising fears that they may be used as bioweapons.
Read More »

Japanese co. to supply U.S. with smallpox vaccine

Monday, Jan 17, 2011 @ 6:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A research institute in Kumamoto, Japan, has announced that it has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to produce a smallpox vaccine.
Read More »

State of inhalational anthrax treatment development seen as positive

Monday, Jan 17, 2011 @ 6:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dr. Ajoy Chakrabarti gave a presentation on developments in the use of Anthrax Immune Globulin in treating inhalational anthrax at the recent Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Workshop.
Read More »

Clinical trial of plant-based anthrax vaccine completed

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2011 @ 6:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Delaware-based iBio recently conducted clinical trials on its plant-based vaccines, including an anthrax vaccine, for the U.S. Department of Defense.
Read More »

Residents vow to be Fort Detrick bioweapon watchdogs

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2011 @ 6:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Two residents of Fredrick County, Maryland, have vowed to become the watchdogs of a public group appointed to give residents concerned about Fort Detrick biocontainment labs a public voice.
Read More »

U.S. rejects calls to destroy smallpox stockpile

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2011 @ 6:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. and Russia are fighting an international effort to set a smallpox cache destruction date because they believe that keeping the deadly virus on hand will help them to research and combat bioterrorism.
Read More »

Pentagon germ warfare program reporting few advances

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2011 @ 6:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

After the conclusion of a five-year, $1 billion plan to develop treatments for civilians and troops who could be infected in a germ warfare attack, a Pentagon program has only yielded two experimental medicines that show any promise.
Read More »

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., continues to refine BioThrax

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011 @ 2:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dr. Thomas Waytes recently gave a presentation on the role of BioThrax in the effort to keep the public, first-responders and the military safe from the threat of anthrax as a biological weapon.
Read More »

Kazakhstan officials angered over bioweapons facility

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011 @ 4:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. ambassador to Kazakhstan has angered the Kazakh opposition by revealing that the United States intends to build what it calls a dangerous biological weapons facility in Almaty.
Read More »

Grant given to prevent transient immunity against pathogens

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011 @ 4:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have been awarded a $5.6 million grant to develop transient immunity against disease causing pathogens.
Read More »

New medical procedures set for biodefense facility

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011 @ 6:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Kansas State University and Mercy Regional Health Center have formed a partnership to adjust their occupational health practices and medical procedures to apply to the new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility.
Read More »

Funding for Blue Grass Army Depot expected to remain study

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011 @ 6:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Congressional leaders are optimistic that the funding for the Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, Kentucky, will remain steady.
Read More »

Umatilla to increase mustard agent destruction

Thursday, Jan 20, 2011 @ 4:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Oregon regulators have recently approved of a plan for the Umatilla Chemical depot to increase its rate of of an aging stockpile of chemical weapons.
Read More »

Forum on bioattack cleanup held

Thursday, Jan 20, 2011 @ 4:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Defense
Read More »

Potential Ebola countermeasure discovered

Thursday, Jan 20, 2011 @ 4:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A study has discovered a family of small molecules that bind to the outer protein coat of the potential bioweapon Ebola virus and prevent it from entering into human cells.
Read More »

Anthrax hoax scare in Utah

Thursday, Jan 20, 2011 @ 4:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A quarter to a half-cup of a mysterious white substance on a table inside a post office in Ephraim, Utah, recently led to the closing of a post office and the adjacent street while Hazmat investigated.
Read More »

UPMC may have new bioweapon vaccine plant site

Friday, Jan 21, 2011 @ 4:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center may have found a new site in Hazelwood, Pennsylvania, to build a facility that can produce bioweapons vaccines.
Read More »

Sen. Lieberman asserts Saddam was developing bioweapons

Friday, Jan 21, 2011 @ 4:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In a recent appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe, Senator Joe Lieberman insisted that despite no evidence, Saddam Hussein was developing weapons of mass destruction and that Lieberman does not regret his vote to go to war.
Read More »