Commission says U.S. failing to address urgent biosecurity issues

Monday, Oct 26, 2009 @ 11:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United States is failing to address its most urgent threat
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FDA to discuss experimental drug's effectiveness against anthrax

Monday, Oct 26, 2009 @ 10:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Human Genome Sciences Inc. drug worked better than a placebo but similar to antibiotics for treating anthrax exposure in animal studies, U.S. drug reviewers said in a summary released Oct. 23.
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N.H. agencies take part in terror event drill

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The New Hampshire Department of Human Services asked all health regions to respond to a training scenario where there was a deliberate terrorist release of the biological agent anthrax.
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South Carolina man pleads guilty to bioweapons plot

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 @ 4:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A 25-year-old South Carolina man acknowledged plots to go after government officials with biological weapons and to demolish a U.S. navy site, The Associated Press reported.
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Saudi Arabia to Host Workshop on Biological Weapons Dangers

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 @ 4:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Saudi Arabia this week is scheduled to host a U.N. workshop on the dangers posed by biological weapons.
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Diagnostic systems company completes equity financing

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 @ 4:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

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Self-policing best defense against insider bioterrorism attacks

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 @ 4:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The best defense against insider bioterrorist attacks is "a culture of trust and responsibility in the laboratory," according to a science panel report released Sept. 30.
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Kansas' congressional delegation reviews biodefense lab progress

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 @ 4:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An agreement on developing a new federal biodefense lab in Kansas indicates that the facility will be built and will be safe, members of the state's congressional delegation said Oct. 8.
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Army breaks ground for bigger biodefense lab at Fort Detrick

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

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Napolitano announces standards for private-sector preparedness

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 @ 3:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has announced new proposed standards for a 9/11 Commission-recommended program for the private sector to improve preparedness for disasters and emergencies.
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Napolitano calls for increased readiness, resiliency

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 @ 3:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano urged government, communities and citizens to become more ready and resilient to face disasters ranging from terrorism to natural disasters to diseases.
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Albany Medical College to fund biodefense research of tularemia

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 @ 3:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

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Napolitano announces $88 million for port inspection technology

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 @ 3:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced $88 million in funding for non-intrusive Inspection equipment to scan commercial traffic for contraband through X-ray and other imaging technologies.
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UCLA gets $4.8 million for emergency response research center

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

UCLA has received a $4.8 million grant to establish a center that will facilitate research to strengthen the ability of federal, state and local public health agencies to prepare for, respond to and recover from natural and human-induced disasters.
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Wisconsin National Guard prepared to help state in emergencies

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 @ 2:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Throughout September, ReadyWisconsin and the Wisconsin Homeland Security Council encouraged organizations and individuals to prepare for disasters and emergencies as part of the annual nationwide Preparedness Month Campaign.
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Fort Riley Prepares for the Worst

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 @ 2:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

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States, municipalities could get biological agent detection kits

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 @ 2:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Universal Detection Technology, a developer of early warning monitoring technologies and counter-terrorism training programs, announced Oct. 19 that it is preparing for inclusion in a disaster preparedness contract established in New York after Sept. 11,
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New Orleans' mayor to learn about disaster management in Cuba

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 @ 2:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin arrived in Cuba late Oct. 16 on a mission to learn about how to deal with storms, a spokeswoman said.
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Emergent BioSolutions launches

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 @ 2:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

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PanThera Biopharma gets $1.6 million contract for botulism antidote research

Friday, Oct 16, 2009 @ 2:03am by BioPrepWatch Reports

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