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2014-09-15 23:07:02

BioFactura, Inc. is a collaborator on a grant awarded to the Geneva Foundation. Eboladrug development funding will be provided under a Partnerships for Biodefense grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Frederick, MD (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 BioFactura, Inc. is a collaborator on a grant awarded to the Geneva Foundation. Ebola drug development funding will be provided under a Partnerships for Biodefense grant from...

2014-07-02 23:12:01

New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman of The Perecman Firm weighs in on the anthrax scare at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 In June, over 80 Atlanta-based workers for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were potentially exposed to anthrax. A highly secure lab accidentally sent a batch of live anthrax to a less-secure laboratory that was not equipped to handle the live...

2014-04-08 08:32:45

Appoints Larry Gyenes, Formerly of Columbia Laboratories, as Chief Financial Officer PINE BROOK, N.J., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elusys Therapeutics, Inc. (Elusys), a biopharmaceutical company developing antibody therapies to treat infectious disease, today announced that it has completed validation of the commercial manufacturing process for ETI-204, an anthrax antitoxin currently undergoing Phase 3 clinical trials in healthy volunteers....

2014-02-04 12:28:56

HONOLULU, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded Hawaii Biotech, Inc. a grant to continue the development of anthrax anti-toxin drugs. The small molecule inhibitors under development block anthrax lethal toxin. The award has a first-year period of performance, through Q1 2014, valued at $1.1 million. The grant for the full five-year period equals $7.4 million. Under...

Antibiotic Ocean Microbe Could Be An Anthrax Killer
2013-07-18 13:34:36

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists writing in the journal Angewandte Chemie say they have discovered a new chemical compound from an ocean microbe that could open up new treatments for anthrax and other ailments. The team collected a microorganism that produced the compound close to shore off Santa Barbara, California. Initial testing of the compound, named anthracimycin, revealed its potency as a killer of anthrax, which is an infectious disease feared as a...

Anthrax Sent To Pakistani Prime Minister In October 2011
2012-02-02 06:15:05

Laboratory tests have revealed that a package sent to the office of Pakistan's prime minister last October contained a tiny amount of anthrax powder, a spokesman announced on Wednesday. According to Reuters reports, the parcel contained "a small amount" of anthrax spores. It had been mailed from the town of Jamshoro in the southern province of Sindh, and there were no casualties resulting from the contaminant, Akram Shaheedi, a spokesman for Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, told the news...

2012-01-13 11:58:12

Vaccination with the anthrax capsule–a naturally occurring component of the bacterium that causes the disease–protected monkeys from lethal anthrax infection, according to U.S. Army scientists. The study, which appears in the Jan. 20th print edition of the journal VACCINE, represents the first successful use of a non-toxin vaccine to protect monkeys from the disease. Bacillus anthracis, the bacterium that causes anthrax, is recognized as one of the most serious bioterrorism...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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