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PharmAthene, Inc. Announces $19.3 Million Private Placement of Convertible Notes and Common Stock Warrants

... generation recombinant protective antigen (rPA) anthrax vaccine Third generation rPA anthrax vaccine Valortim((R)) - a fully human monoclonal antibody for the prevention and treatment of anthrax infection Protexia((R)) - a novel ...

New Drug Fights Anthrax Toxin

... Raxibacumab being stockpiled for possible anthrax attack, researcher says,, WEDNESDAY, ... a new, monoclonal antibody drug might safely cure anthrax poisoning in humans. Although antibiotics can kill the anthrax bacteria, they are not effective in killing the ...

Elusys Therapeutics and Lonza Enter Into Manufacturing Agreement

... in late stage development for the treatment of anthrax infection. Under this agreement, Lonza will ... anthracis and neutralizes the lethal effects of anthrax toxins. It is being developed for prevention and ... government to develop Anthim for the treatment of anthrax infection. For more information, please visit ...

PharmAthene Reports Year End 2008 Financial Results

... of SparVax(TM), our third generation rPA anthrax vaccine candidate, and RypVax(TM). Research ... critical mass - particularly with respect to our anthrax franchise," continued Mr. Wright. "We ... generation recombinant protective antigen (rPA) anthrax vaccine Valortim(R) - a fully human ...

Oral Yogurt 'Vaccine' Could Blunt Ouch Factor

... they found that this approach created immunity to anthrax exposure. The researchers, from the Feinberg ... be eliminated faster." In the study, the oral anthrax vaccine was fed to mice, which were then exposed to anthrax bacteria. Eighty percent of the mice survived, ...

Scott Miller and Company Premieres "A CALL TO ARMS 2009 EDITION" at the Camelot Theaters in Palm Springs

... Scott W. Miller , which traces the controversial anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program ( AVIP ) in the ... for recovery of damages caused by the illegal US anthrax vaccine program. The film will play through ... Scott W. Miller , which traces the controversial anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program ( AVIP ) in the ...

Goodbye needle, hello smoothie

... in a preclinical study to create immunity to anthrax exposure. He also is using the method to develop ... In the study, Mohamadzadeh fed mice the new oral anthrax vaccine, and then exposed them to anthrax bacteria. Eighty percent of the mice survived, ...

Revisiting the anthrax attacks

... PITTSBURGH, Jan. 22 When anthrax was sent through the U.S. Postal Service in 2001, ... Department of Health and Human Services declared anthrax as a continuing bioterrorism threat through the end of 2015, she said. During the 2001 anthrax attacks, which resulted in five deaths, 10,000 ...

Researchers Pursuing Nasal Anthrax Vaccine

... American researchers have developed a nasal spray anthrax vaccine that provides protection against the ... that contain just one altered version of an anthrax toxin. "This study is an early stage study," ... issue of Clinical and Vaccine Immunology . anthrax is the infection caused by the naturally ...

Iomai Wins Department of Defense Grant to Develop a Stable, Patch-Based Anthrax Vaccine

... preclinical work on a patch-based version of the anthrax vaccine. Under the 1-year grant, Iomai ... and shipped at room temperature. The current anthrax vaccine licensed in the United States is given as ... "The military has a clear need for an effective anthrax vaccine that can be stockpiled and shipped at ...

Is a cup of tea really the answer to everything -- even anthrax?

... of anthrax, as long as it is black tea. anthrax - a potentially fatal human disease - is caused ... occurs when bacterial spores are inhaled making anthrax a potent threat when used as a biological warfare ... have the ability to inhibit the activity of anthrax quite considerably. The study provides ...

Key Anthrax Virulence Factor Discovered

... News) -- Researchers have discovered how the anthrax bacterium protects itself from the immune ... The results reveal not only a novel aspect of anthrax virulence, they also suggest a new target, known ... and might offer a solution, especially because anthrax could be a viable candidate for a terrorist." ...

PharmAthene and Medarex Announce Additional $0.8 Million U.S. Government Appropriation for Continued Development of Anthrax Therapeutic Valortim(TM)

... of Valortim in a promising new animal model of anthrax infection," commented Matthew G. Meldorf, M.D., ... to improve on existing therapeutic models for anthrax by closely monitoring the disease process to establish the presence of anthrax bacteremia and to determine the optimal window ...

Northwestern exposing most deadly infectious diseases in 3-D

... real. The eerie "creature" is from the deadly anthrax bacteria -- specifically one of its proteins. ... to disable it or vaccines to prevent it. anthrax is just the beginning. The Feinberg School is ... chemical equivalent of a monkey wrench into the anthrax cell -- and others --Anderson will be mapping key ...

Nasal Anthrax Vaccine Proves Effective in Animal Study

... Aug. 31 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental nasal anthrax vaccine proved highly effective in tests in mice ... injections of 1,000 times the lethal dose of anthrax spores. All unprotected guinea pigs died. ... immunized animals survived after large doses of anthrax spores were placed directly in their nasal ....

Human Genome Sciences Announces Second-Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Key Developments

... the use of raxibacumab in the event of life-threatening inhalation anthrax disease. The data published by the New England Journal were submitted to ... pipeline includes novel drugs to treat hepatitis C, lupus, inhalation anthrax and cancer. The Company's primary focus is rapid progress toward ...

Advanced Life Sciences Announces Posting of Briefing Documents for FDA Advisory Committee Meeting on Restanza(TM) (cethromycin)

... is also being investigated for the prophylactic treatment of inhalation anthrax post-exposure. The FDA has designated Restanza(TM) as an orphan drug for the prophylactic treatment of inhalation anthrax post exposure, but the drug is not yet approved for this or any other ...

Advanced Life Sciences Announces First Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Financial Outlook

... is also being investigated for the prophylactic treatment of inhalation anthrax post-exposure. The FDA has designated cethromycin as an orphan drug for the prophylactic treatment of inhalation anthrax post exposure, but the drug is not yet approved for this or any other ...

U.S. Department of Defense Exercises $2.0 Million Option to Fund Cethromycin Development

... of oral cethromycin was 100% protective against a lethal dose of inhaled anthrax as compared to the standard of care, Cipro(R) (ciprofloxacin), which ... cethromycin as an orphan drug for the prophylactic treatment of inhalation anthrax post-exposure, but the FDA has not yet approved the drug for marketing in ...

VaxGen Provides Updates and Encourages Stockholders to Vote In Favor of Proposed Merger With Raven

... re-listing and strategic issues in light of the termination of the anthrax vaccine contracts. We have directed our energies and resources on behalf ... to date for two of VaxGen's assets, the manufacturing facility and the anthrax vaccine program, despite extensive efforts of management and ...

Updated CDC Travel Health Book Released

... also includes these new features: In-depth information about 20 additional diseases that travelers might not be familiar with, such as anthrax and scabies A discussion on mental health and travel A section about drug-drug and drug-vaccine interactions, which is especially ...

Swine Flu/H1N1 Contained With Emergency Restoration and MDF200

... Type A and Type B flu viruses. MDF200 was developed in conjunction with the U.S. Military to neutralize weapons of mass destruction including anthrax and dozens of other dangerous viral and bacterial substances. MDF200 can neutralize a contaminated structure in a fraction of time and cost to other ...

1976 Swine Flu Outbreak Offers Echoes, Lessons Today

... 1976 version of swine flu, said DiFerdinando, who was acting commissioner of health for New Jersey during another public health emergency, the 2001 anthrax attacks. Still, the current outbreak also illustrates how far public health responses have progressed since 1976, Lillibridge said. The CDC's ...

Looking Forward: The Use of Health IT in Crisis

... modeling came from focusing on anthrax. Groups of modelers were asked to make models of the same scenario to see the impact of a release of anthrax in a major U.S. city. For one of the first times in recent memory, this was an effort to bring quantitative assessment techniques to very complex ...

General Public and Physicians Express Similar Levels of Concern Regarding Potential Swine Flu Pandemic

... 2 Terrorist attacks employing a dirty or nuclear bomb 3 3 3 4 Bio terrorism such as small pox or anthrax 5 5 5 5 Swine flu 4 4 4 3 Airline Accidents ...

OHSU scientists partner with others to form center aimed at combating infectious diseases

... OHSU's Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute (VGTI), and Michael Katze, Ph.D., UW professor of microbiology, is co-director of the PNWRCE. "Since the anthrax attacks in 2001, the country has rapidly expanded our ability to detect and combat infectious diseases whether they are spread naturally or through a ...

Dr. Larry Brilliant Joins Jeff Skoll to Combat Global Challenges

... documentary, The Final Inch , which won an Oscar nomination in 2009 and is currently running on HBO TV. After the September 11 attacks and the anthrax bio-terror attacks which followed, Larry left corporate jobs to volunteer as a "first responder" for CDC's smallpox bio-terrorism response effort. ...

Advanced Life Sciences Announces Results of Shareholder Meeting and Provides Additional Information on Upcoming Advisory Committee Meeting

... anthrax, tularemia, plague and melioidosis. The FDA has designated cethromycin as an orphan drug for the prophylactic treatment of inhalation anthrax post exposure, but the drug is not yet approved for this or any other indication. About Advanced Life Sciences Advanced Life Sciences is a ...

Study finds program has improved health agencies' preparedness for bioterror and disease outbreaks

... their ability to provide antibiotics and other life-saving medications to 100 percent of a region's population within 48 hours of a large-scale anthrax attack or large-scale infectious disease emergency. The 72 regions that have received funding account for about 57 percent of the ....

Scripps research scientists engineer new type of vaccination that provides instant immunity

... go in the time it takes to receive an injection or swallow a pill. This would apply whether the target is a cancer cell, flu virus, or a toxin like anthrax that soldiers or even civilian populations might have to face during a bioterrorism attack." Only those mice that received both the vaccine and ...

On the front lines in the war on terror

... since the end of the 20th century. Examples abound − Oklahoma City, the London metro, Madrid, and Mumbai. The nature of terror attacks, such as anthrax attacks or suicide bombings, and the effects on victims have prompted novel approaches to rescue operations, diagnosis, treatment and coordination of ...

Nose-spray vaccine against botulism effective in first tests

... developing vaccines against HIV, bird flu, tuberculosis and anthrax, as well as against BoNTs. Zeng and colleagues are currently testing a nasal anthrax vaccine as well. In the current study, the team used the virus to deliver BoNT/C Hc50 as a mucosal vaccine against botulism in a mouse model. A ...

America's 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies Revealed

... response. Our on-site services for employers and schools include onsite clinics for Flu, Meningitis, and more. Passport Health has provided anthrax vaccinations and smallpox vaccination training and has worked with the US military, Post Office, and Federal employees and currently runs a 24/7 ...

Toxic Chemicals Blamed for Gulf War Illness

... include exposure to nerve agents, exposure to smoke from oil well fires, and vaccines given to the troops. The panel ruled out depleted uranium and anthrax vaccine as causes. The panel also found government research and funding into Gulf War illness wanting. "There has not been sufficient attention ...

Media Affects Public Perception of Infectious Diseases

... the potential risk is difficult to control, as with the possibility of a pandemic like in the case of avian flu, and bioterrorism, as in the case of anthrax infection," Young said. But when the students read descriptions of the diseases, without their names, they rated the diseases that received little ...

Media coverage affects how people perceive threat of disease: study

... the potential risk is difficult to control, as with the possibility of a pandemic like in the case of Avian flu, and bioterrorism, as in the case of anthrax infection," says Young. Conversely, when participants were presented with the descriptions of the disease, without the name, they actually thought ...

Advanced Life Sciences and Wyeth Sign Commercialization Agreement for Cethromycin in Asia Pacific Region

... including tularemia, plague and melioidosis. The FDA has designated cethromycin as an orphan drug for the prophylactic treatment of inhalation anthrax post-exposure, but the drug is not yet approved for this or any other indication. About Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) CAP is the sixth most ...

LegalView Reveals Details of the FDA Mandated Black Box Warning For Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Such as Cipro and Levaquin

... risks with prescribing the drug, however, the drug was approved for the use of children as an antibiotic and potential treatment for airborne anthrax in 2008 only a few years after the report was published. According to the study, patients who had taken the drug at any time, even two years or ...

Effective health messages may yield vaccine compliance among ER workers

... ER workers' fears and concerns, they could craft persuasive messages to convince ER workers to get vaccinated. "In the wake of 9/11 and the anthrax attacks, the government tried to implement a program to vaccinate 500,000 healthcare workers against the smallpox virus, which theoretically could be ...

CDC Director to Address Public Health and Drinking Water at ACE08

... serves as CDC's Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), played a major role in leading CDCs response to the anthrax bioterrorism events of 2001 before being named director in 2002. Prior to coming to CDC, Dr. Gerberding was a faculty member at the University of ...
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