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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Department of Defense, to adapt its pioneering small-molecule drug design platform to the rapid design and optimization of drugs against biowarfare agents.
SIGA believes that it is a leader in the development of pharmaceutical agents to fight potential biowarfare pathogens.
If the enemy unleashes a new biowarfare agent, scientists could quickly concoct a vaccine.
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SIGA believes that it is a leader in the development of pharmaceutical agents and vaccines to fight potential biowarfare pathogens.
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.