House passes reauthorization of PAHPA

Thursday, Dec 27, 2012 @ 8:05am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Jeff Levi
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Biosafety conference related to developing countries held in Bangladesh

Thursday, Dec 27, 2012 @ 8:41am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Bangladesh Biosafety and Biosecurity Association and the Food and Agriculture Organization held the first annual International Biosafety and Biosecurity Conference at Dhaka University between December 6 and December 8.
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Florida inmate sentenced for anthrax hoax

Thursday, Dec 27, 2012 @ 9:06am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Florida inmate was recently sentenced to more than six additional years in a state prison for threatening a Palm Beach County prosecutor with a letter filled with a suspicious white powder.
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University of Virginia initiates new biodefense program

Thursday, Dec 27, 2012 @ 9:42am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The University of Virginia recently began its new Biodefense Research Training and Career Development Program.
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JPEO-CBD issues awards for OPETS solicitation

Thursday, Dec 27, 2012 @ 10:01am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense issued 70 awards on Friday as part of its ongoing requirement for Omnibus Program, Engineering and Technical Support services.
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Homeland Security issues BAA for biological threat agent research

Thursday, Dec 27, 2012 @ 10:50am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a broad agency announcement on December 14 for the competitive selection of research proposals related to characterization studies for biological threat agents.
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Syrian-American group says regime used chemical weapons in Homs

Thursday, Dec 27, 2012 @ 11:06am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Syrian American Council, the largest Syrian-American advocacy organization, recently condemned the Syrian government following unconfirmed reports that it used poisonous gas against opposition fighters in Homs.
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Syrian medical group says gas used at Homs was Agent-15

Thursday, Dec 27, 2012 @ 11:50am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bashar al-Assad
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Researchers propose framework for long-term primary care after disasters

Friday, Dec 28, 2012 @ 8:16am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers at the University of South Carolina recently published a study that proposed a framework to understand how the medical system can modify the secondary surge that occurs after disasters.
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Declining vulture population increases number of anthrax cases

Friday, Dec 28, 2012 @ 8:39am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The drastic decline in the population of vultures in the last 20 years is causing a major increase in diseases in India and Pakistan, such as anthrax and rabies, according to conservation experts.
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Pressure BioSciences reports increased sales in 2012, optimistic about 2013

Friday, Dec 28, 2012 @ 9:18am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Pressure BioSciences, a developer of high-pressure instruments for preparing biological samples, recently reported major sales increases throughout 2012.
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New York's Yates County refines emergency preparedness plans

Friday, Dec 28, 2012 @ 9:50am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Public health officials in Yates County, New York, have conducted a series of bioterror response drills as part of developing its emergency response capabilities.
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Argon Electronics to supply Canada with chemical warfare simulators

Friday, Dec 28, 2012 @ 10:19am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Argon Electronics, a U.K.-based chemical warfare training simulator specialist, recently won a $6.6 million contract with Canada's military to provide a range of training systems.
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U.S. plans for contingencies with Syria

Friday, Dec 28, 2012 @ 10:46am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bashar al-Assad
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Scientists develop NIH policy to review H5N1 influenza research

Friday, Dec 28, 2012 @ 11:23am by BioPrepWatch Reports

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Defense Strategies Institute to hold CBRN symposium in March

Friday, Dec 28, 2012 @ 11:47am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Defense Strategies Institute recently announced that it will hold a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons defense and consequence management meeting in March.
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German soldiers prepare Turkish province for Syrian chemical attack

Monday, Dec 31, 2012 @ 8:43am by BioPrepWatch Reports

German soldiers who recently arrived in Kahramanmaras, a southern province of Turkey, are conducting studies to determine the readiness of the area for a possible chemical attack by Syria.
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U.S. Treasury Department links four companies to Iran's WMD program

Monday, Dec 31, 2012 @ 9:09am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Treasury Department recently announced that four companies and one individual have been designated as proliferators of weapons of mass destruction with ties to Iran.
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Navy participates in national and global biosurveillance strategy

Monday, Dec 31, 2012 @ 10:18am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United States Navy is conducting advanced research and coordinating resources on the national and global level as part of an effort to prevent attacks involving biological agents, infectious diseases and food-borne illnesses.
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FEMA to buy Pro Strips hand-held bioagent assays

Monday, Dec 31, 2012 @ 11:23am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency recently issued a small business set-side solicitation for 250 Pro Strips biowarfare threat detection kits.
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