Idaho investigating anthrax hoax letter

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2011 @ 3:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Idaho state crime lab and law enforcement authorities said that their investigation into a recent biochemical threat at the Bannock County Courthouse in Pocatello, Idaho, is continuing to move forward.
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Princeton engineers create new bioweapon detecting sensor

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2011 @ 3:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Engineers from Princeton University have developed a new sensor capable of detecting a variety of substances, from hidden explosives to biological weapons to signs of cancer.
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U.S. funds biological research facility in Georgia

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2011 @ 5:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A United States funded $100 million biological research facility is designed to promote animal and public health through epidemiological surveillance and disease detection has opened in Tbilisi, the largest city and capital of Georgia.
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Inovio receives grant for intradermal electroportation vaccine delivery system

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2011 @ 5:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has received a grant from the Department of Defense to test a system that delivers DNA vaccines by intradermal electroportation simultaneously to different body parts.
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Umatilla Chemical Disposal Facility to begin using rinsate collection system

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2011 @ 2:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality recently approved a permit modification for the Umatilla Chemical Disposal Facility that will allow workers to begin using a recently installed rinsate collection system.
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San Fracnsico moves to regulate use of biodetection devices

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2011 @ 2:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

City officials in San Francisco are moving to regulate the use of biodetection devices owned and operated by private businesses, building owners and institutions in order to curb false alarms.
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Australia finds 140 World War II mustard gas shells

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2011 @ 5:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Over 140 munitions containing mustard gas buried during World War II were recently excavated from a property in Queensland, Australia.
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National Research Institute to evaluate proposed Fort Detrick lab

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2011 @ 5:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A group of independent scientists at the National Research Institute will evaluate the proposed work plan for a $600 million animal testing laboratory at Fort Detrick for potential risk assessments to allay fears within the community.
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Air Force simulates chemical agent attack

Thursday, Mar 24, 2011 @ 4:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Air Force's 95th Medical Group
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GenoTHREAT software program goes open-source

Thursday, Mar 24, 2011 @ 4:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Virginia Tech has licensed GenoTHREAT, a software program that detects the presence of synthetic DNA in an effort to minimize possible biosecurity risks, using the Apache License Version 2.0 in an open-source format.
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Army scientist should not have been allowed to work with pathogens, report says

Thursday, Mar 24, 2011 @ 4:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

According to a newly released independent report, the army scientist believed to have been behind the anthrax attacks in 2001 that killed five people had severe psychological problems and should never have been allowed to work with deadly pathogens.
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Company seeking to send chemical weapon treatments to Libya

Thursday, Mar 24, 2011 @ 4:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bracco SpA is seeking to expedite U.S. approval to send treatments for chemical warfare agents to Libya, where Muammar Gaddafi is believed to hold stores of mustard gas.
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Fire at Pueblo Chemical Depot contained

Friday, Mar 25, 2011 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A fire that burned 5,000 acres of land at the Pueblo Chemical Depot near Pueblo, Colorado, is now considered 100 percent contained.
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Watchdog group says Army failed to notify Utah about lost VX nerva agent

Friday, Mar 25, 2011 @ 3:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Citizens Education Project, a military-watchdog group, alleges that the Army did not properly notify Utah public officials when it lost a vial of VX nerve agent in January.
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Anthrax scare hits New Mexico

Friday, Mar 25, 2011 @ 6:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The New Mexico Department of Health reports that a 10-year-old girl reporting flu-like symptoms who might have been exposed to a non-disease-causing strain of anthrax through her researcher father tested negative for the pathogen.
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Silver Dragon emergency simulation prepares for bioattack

Friday, Mar 25, 2011 @ 6:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

First responders, health officials and a team of volunteers participated in the fifth annual
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Experts gather at symposium to discuss transportation and bioterrorism

Sunday, Mar 27, 2011 @ 1:14am by BioPrepWatch Reports

On March 21, Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., hosted a symposium in Washington, D.C. on transportation and bioterrorism featuring governmental leaders, experts in urban emergency preparedness, disaster response and biological warfare.
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Aradigm set to begin Phase 2b study of inhaled ciprofloxacin

Monday, Mar 28, 2011 @ 4:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Aradigm Corporation has enrolled its final patient in a Phase 2b study for inhaled ciprofloxacin.
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New Hampshire inmate causes anthrax hoax

Monday, Mar 28, 2011 @ 4:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Investigators in New Hampshire have reported that an inmate serving a life sentence sent an envelope to the superior court in Nashua that contained a suspicious power.
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Northrup Grumman launches portable CBRN detection device

Monday, Mar 28, 2011 @ 7:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Northrup Grumman Corporation has recently launched a new portable chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear detection and assessment device.
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