ANNAPOLIS, Md., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PIP), a biodefense company developing medical countermeasures against biological and chemical threats, today announced that company President and Chief Executive Officer, David P. Wright and Dr. Valerie Riddle, Vice President and Medical Director, were featured in the Homeland Security Television Channel (HSTV) 30-minute documentary training video entitled, "Deadly Pathogen: Exploring the Anthrax Threat," which was distributed to 65,000 members of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The HSTV Deadly Pathogen documentary video provides an in-depth analysis of the biological agent, Bacillus Anthracis, the bacteria that causes anthrax, and details what this deadly pathogen does to the human body and why it remains such an imminent threat to the security of millions of people worldwide.
The training video was broadcast on the HSTV Threat Matrix Show that investigates current trends and issues in Homeland Security. The show takes an investigative approach to the policy and technology challenges and emerging threats facing the homeland security community.
"We are delighted to share our expertise with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on anthrax weaponization, anthrax disease pathogenesis, and promising, second generation vaccine product candidates to address this biological threat," commented David P. Wright. "PharmAthene is developing a second generation recombinant protective antigen (rPA) anthrax vaccine called SparVax(TM) to protect civilians and the military and to advance our company goal of becoming the leading provider of best-in-class medical countermeasures for the biodefense industry."
The HSTV Deadly Pathogen: Exploring the Anthrax Threat 30-minute documentary video can be viewed on the link below.
|SOURCE PharmAthene, Inc.|
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