Biowarfare


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Biowarfare

The open use by a nation state of germs and other living beings to kill, injure or incapacitate its enemy. There are numerous examples of biowarfare dating back thousands of years. The Biological Weapons Convention was intended to stop biowarfare, but some analysts believe nation states have further developed their capacity to conduct war in this way. See also: Bioterrorism.
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By extending the capabilities of our technology to address ADME issues, we expect to deliver a cutting-edge drug design system that can provide unprecedented speed, efficiency and predictability in designing biowarfare countermeasures.
Reaction cartridges are currently available for continuous monitoring of a broad spectrum of biowarfare agents, and a second cartridge for Bacillus anthracis (anthrax) specifically.
Smallpox is considered one of the most significant biowarfare threats.
If the enemy unleashes a new biowarfare agent, scientists could quickly concoct a vaccine.
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We are proud to support the vital effort of UN weapons inspectors in Iraq by supplying the international community with world-class technology to protect public health and safety against the global threat of potentially lethal biowarfare attacks," states Bill Radvak, President and CEO.
SIGA believes that it is a leader in the development of pharmaceutical agents and vaccines to fight potential biowarfare pathogens.
The grant provides R&D funding that enables Plexus Vaccine to acquire proof of concept for vaccine development for the biowarfare target, Yersinia pestis, and associated platform technology.
Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) to develop treatments for anthrax and other potential biowarfare agents.
Smallpox virus is considered one of the most significant threats for use as a biowarfare agent due to the fact that since 1972 people in the United States have not been vaccinated against it.