New MOF compound quickly dissolves toxic nerve agents

Friday, Mar 27, 2015 @ 5:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Northwestern University researcher say solid catalyst quickly neutralizes chemical weapons.
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Menendez urges Obama to lean on Syria, allies after chemical attack

Friday, Mar 27, 2015 @ 6:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), a ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called on President Obama in a letter on Thursday to respond to reports of a chlorine gas attack earlier this month in Syria.
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On BWC anniversary, U.N. leader urges vigilance, adaptation

Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 @ 6:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged continued vigilance and scientific adaptation on the 40th anniversary of the implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) on Thursday. Ki-moon said that in the four decades of the BWC's existence, progress has been made in eliminating this category of weapons of mass destruction.
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OPCW, EU discuss cooperation and Syria

Monday, Mar 30, 2015 @ 2:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

European Union Parliament delegation met with Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
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Cooperation main topic of Breedlove visit to Netherlands

Monday, Mar 30, 2015 @ 3:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

During a visit to the Netherlands, Supreme Allied Commander Europe Gen. Philip Breedove discussed cooperation and readiness at the Future Force Conference that took place in The Hague Wednesday and Thursday.
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NYCOEM seeks emergency support coordinator

Monday, Mar 30, 2015 @ 4:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Successful candidate should have warehouse management, emergency services and/or logistics experience.
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African Union calls for universal BWC acceptance

Monday, Mar 30, 2015 @ 7:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Biological Weapons Convention (BCW), The African Union urged for member states to sign and ratify the convention.
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PHR urges response to chemical attacks in Syria

Monday, Mar 30, 2015 @ 7:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In response from multiple reports indicating up to five chemical attacks on Syrians, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) calls on the international community to take immediate action on Thursday.
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Liberty University holds bioterror simulation

Monday, Mar 30, 2015 @ 8:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Students and faculty of the Department of Biology and Chemistry and the Helms School of Government at Liberty University undertook a bio-terror simulation in partnership with the Virginia State Police on Saturday.
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NIH Ebola patient's condition improves

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 @ 4:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A patient at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) research hospital who is being treated for Ebola virus disease (EVD) is improving, with a condition that is considered fair as opposed to serious, the NIH announced on Monday.
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AIRES system enters clinical trials

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 @ 4:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Luminex Corp.'s ARIES System and HSV 1&2 Assay entered the clinical trial phase, the company announced on Monday.
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South Korea upgrades missile defense system

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 @ 4:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

South Korea has awarded Raytheon Company a $769.4 million contract for an upgraded Patriot Air and Missile Defense System, the nation announced Monday.
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NG highlights defense capabilities at AUSA symposium

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 @ 4:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NG) announced that it is highlighting defense capabilities of its security and defense systems at the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) Global Force Symposium taking place this week.
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Plague vaccine patent by iBio clears opposition period

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 @ 6:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bio-tech company iBio Inc. received a notice from the European Patent Office that said the opposition period has passed on an iBio plague vaccine patent, the company said on Monday. The vaccine uses antigens against Yersinia pestis to prevent the bacteria from infecting an individual.
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Boehner delegation discusses terror threats, Iran with Jordanian royalty

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 @ 6:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A U.S. delegation of lawmakers led by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) visited Jordan over the weekend to discuss Iranian-backed violence and terror threats with the nation's royalty, Boehner's office said on Monday. The group met with His Majesty King Abdullah II, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, and other officials and embassy staff, including U.S. Ambassador Alice Wells.
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