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2014-07-09 08:20:35

Milestone Achieved under $9.4 Million NIAID Cooperative Grant PRINCETON, N.J., July 9, 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 that the combination of RiVax(TM) and VeloThrax(TM) induces protective immunity to...

2011-10-19 07:00:00

PositiveID Corporation (âœPositiveIDâ or âœCompanyâ) (OTCBB: PSID), a developer of medical technologies for diabetes management, clinical diagnostics and bio-threat detection, announced that it has launched a Ricin detection assay, which was developed under and funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (âœDHSâ) Science and Technologies...

2011-07-22 14:32:43

This study paves the way for developing toxin antidotes to safeguard public health and national security.  A team of scientists from A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) has discovered the secret recipe for "Ëœantidotes' that could neutralize the deadly plant toxin Ricin, widely feared for its bioterrorism potential, as well as the Pseudomonas exotoxin (PE) responsible for the tens of thousands of hospital-acquired infections in immune-compromised patients...

2011-07-22 01:40:23

Toxins produced by plants and bacteria pose a significant threat to humans, as emphasized by the recent effects of cucumber-borne Shiga toxin in Germany. Now, new research published on July 21st by the Cell Press journal Developmental Cell provides a clearer view of the combination of similar and divergent strategies that different toxins use to invade a human host cell. Ricin is a highly toxic protein derived from the castor bean plant that has raised concerns as a potentially lethal...

2011-04-20 00:00:29

DTRA is supporting a USAMRIID clinical study to evaluate a vaccine against ricin toxin. Fort Belvoir, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 18, 2011 The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is supporting a clinical study now underway by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) to evaluate a vaccine against ricin toxin. This is a critical milestone for DTRA's Chemical/Biological Technologies Directorate Translational Medicine Science & Technology Division (CBM) to...


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