Concerns increase over Syrian chemical weapon stockpiles

Friday, Jun 22, 2012 @ 10:43am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Key western governments and neighboring countries are concerned about the fate of Syria's major stockpile of chemical weapons if the regime of Bashar al-Assad should fall.
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PharmAthene plans phase II anthrax vaccine trial

Friday, Jun 22, 2012 @ 10:57am by BioPrepWatch Reports

PharmAthene, a developer of medical countermeasures against biological and chemical weapons, has planned phase II trials for its SparVax anthrax vaccine for the second half of 2012.
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Bioweapons expert decries censorship of H5N1 research

Friday, Jun 22, 2012 @ 11:04am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bioweapons expert Tim Trevan recently wrote an editorial in support of publishing the full research into a mutated form of H5N1 influenza that is transmissible in humans.
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Kansas and Missouri Senators push DHS for NBAF

Friday, Jun 22, 2012 @ 11:27am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Senators from Kansas and Missouri recently wrote a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in an effort to push forward plans to build the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility.
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Prisoner indicted for sending threatening powder to former state attorney

Monday, Jun 25, 2012 @ 10:36am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A federal grand jury indicted a prisoner in Palm Beach County, Florida, for allegedly threatening to kill Michael McAuliffe, a former state attorney for the county, using a powder-laced letter.
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Second controversial H5N1 study published

Monday, Jun 25, 2012 @ 10:52am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The second of two H5N1 transmissibility studies was published on Thursday in the journal Science, ending a waiting period and raising questions over how future dual-use research of concern and voluntary moratoriums will be handled.
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India building bio-radar

Monday, Jun 25, 2012 @ 11:02am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Indian military recently announced that it is attempting to build a nanotechnology-based bio-radar system to act as an early warning system against bioterrorism.
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Controversial Dutch H5N1 study published

Monday, Jun 25, 2012 @ 11:40am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The second of two controversial H5N1 avian influenza studies was recently published in full after months of debate over its contents.
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USA Today report launches investigation into CDC bioterror labs

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 @ 9:37am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is considering having U.S. Army scientists or another outside agency inspect its bioterror labs after USA Today issued a report on the safety of the labs this month.
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Israel urges Putin to prevent biological weapons from reaching Hizbullah

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 @ 9:54am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Israeli officials asked visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop Syrian biological and chemical weapons from falling into the hands of Hizbullah this week.
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EU teams with U.N. to prevent biological, nuclear disasters

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 @ 11:09am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The European Union and the United Nations have teamed up to create a program that will prevent future biological and nuclear incidents worldwide.
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Anthrax cases on rise in nation of Georgia

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 @ 11:54am by BioPrepWatch Reports

At least 30 cases of anthrax have been confirmed in the ex-Soviet nation of Georgia this year, requiring authorities to increase safety measures against the deadly disease.
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CDC mulls outside inspections on bioterror laboratories

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012 @ 10:23am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering using U.S. Army scientists or a different outside agency to inspect its bioterror labs to address airflow system issues.
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U.N. briefs member states on CoE initiative

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012 @ 10:41am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United Nations briefed member states, civil society, and international and regional organizations on the Centers of Excellence initiative on Friday, an effort to mitigate the risks connected to CBRN material.
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New York man pleads guilty to mailing anthrax hoax

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012 @ 11:41am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Buffalo, New York, man recently pleaded guilty in a federal court to sending an anthrax mail hoax.
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Indianapolis postal service conducts anthrax exercise

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012 @ 11:50am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United States Postal Service is preparing its staffers in Indiana to respond to a bioterrorism-related emergency.
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Soligenix to collaborate with IDRI on biodefense vaccines

Thursday, Jun 28, 2012 @ 10:41am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Soligenix, Inc., a development stage biopharmaceutical company, announced a collaboration on Wednesday with the Seattle-based Infectious Disease Research Institute to develop biodefense vaccines using IDRI's synthetic adjuvants and Soligenix's ThermoVax platform.
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Meselson calls for stronger oversight of bioweapon research

Thursday, Jun 28, 2012 @ 10:58am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Matthew Meselson, a Harvard professor and biodefense expert, spoke on the subject of increasing biological weapon oversight in Washington on Tuesday at an event hosted by the Federation of American Scientists.
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Bruker announces U.S. Navy contract for detection systems

Thursday, Jun 28, 2012 @ 11:39am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bruker Corporation, a developer of scientific instruments and analytics, recently announced that it was awarded a $4.8 million contract for the purchase of systems from the Improved Point Detection System - Lifecycle Replacement program.
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Texas resident convicted of attempting to use WMD

Thursday, Jun 28, 2012 @ 11:52am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Lubbock, Texas, resident and Saudi citizen was recently convicted by a federal jury on the charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.
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