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CDC Workers Exposed To Anthrax
2014-06-21 07:51:52

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of those government agencies that is almost universally regarded as entirely competent and worthy of having the complete trust of the American public. This stellar reputation may, in fact, be wholly unwarranted. It was reported Thursday that as many as 86 government scientists, researchers and employees were exposed to the potentially lethal live form of the bacterium...

2014-06-04 12:29:22

ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PIP) announced today that new data from its SparVax(®) anthrax vaccine program were recently presented at the 2014 U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Medical Countermeasures Initiative (MCMi) Regulatory Science Symposium in Silver Spring, MD. In a presentation entitled, "Recombinant Protective Antigen Vaccine (SparVax(®)) Provides Protection Equivalent to BioThrax(®) Against Lethal Challenge with Bacillus...

2014-05-29 12:28:35

ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PIP) announced today that new analytical data from the Company's SparVax(®) anthrax vaccine program were presented at the 114(th) General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), held recently in Boston, Massachusetts. In a poster presentation entitled "Evidence Correlating Changes in Structure and Biological Activity for a Recombinant Protective Antigen (rPA) Anthrax Vaccine," Dr. Bradford Powell,...

2014-04-15 12:30:30

BOSTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boston City Council Committee on Government Operations, chaired by Councilors Michael Flaherty & Tito Jackson, to conduct April 16 hearing on Docket #0227, An Ordinance Regarding the Prohibition of Research Designated as Biosafety Level 4, Sponsored by Councilors Charles Yancey, Tito Jackson & Ayanna Pressley. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140415/73231 Community residents, scientific experts and civic advocates to...

2014-04-07 08:32:23

ANNAPOLIS, Md., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PIP) announced today that it has received notice from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), advising the Company of its decision to de-scope the current SparVax(®) anthrax vaccine contract through a partial termination for convenience. BARDA will provide additional guidance to PharmAthene on the contractual changes, following which...

2014-04-01 16:25:27

ANNAPOLIS, Md., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PIP) announced today that data from the Company's SparVax(® )next-generation anthrax vaccine program were recently presented at the 8(th) Annual New Technologies, New Vaccines conference. In a presentation entitled, "Factors that Affect Potency and Stability for a Recombinant Protective Antigen Vaccine," Dr. Bradford Powell, Director, Analytical Sciences at PharmAthene, presented results demonstrating the Company's...

2014-03-26 08:28:41

PRINCETON, N.J., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: SNGX) (Soligenix or the Company), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing products to treat serious inflammatory diseases where there remains an unmet medical need, as well as developing several biodefense vaccines and therapeutics, announced today its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2013. Soligenix's revenues for the year ended were $3.2 million as compared to $3.1 million for...

2014-03-20 23:03:41

BioFire Defense of Salt Lake City, Utah announced today that it was awarded the Next Generation Diagnostic System (NGDS) Technology Development contract by the US Department of Defense. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 BioFire Defense, LLC of Salt Lake City, UT announced today that it was awarded the Next Generation Diagnostic System (NGDS) Technology Development contract by the US Department of Defense (DoD) after 12 months of competitive prototyping. The 8 year $240M biodefense...

2014-03-10 12:25:52

PINE BROOK, N.J., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elusys Therapeutics, Inc. (Elusys), a biopharmaceutical company developing antibody therapies to treat infectious disease, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance for U.S. Application Serial Number 13/076,082, granting a patent which covers methods of preventing or treating anthrax with ETI-204, the company's anti-anthrax antibody, together with antibiotics. The patent also...

2014-03-05 08:20:33

Hawaii Biotech Receives DoD Contract to Develop Anti-Botulism Drug HONOLULU, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, has awarded Hawaii Biotech, Inc., a contract to continue developing drugs to block botulinum toxin, the toxin that causes the life-threatening disease, botulism. There is no therapeutic drug currently available for the treatment of botulism. The award has a first-year period of performance through early 2014, followed...


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