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biodefense

(bī″ō-dĕ-fĕns′) [″ + ″]
National or international efforts to prevent the spread of biologically destructive agents, esp. when they are used in terrorism or warfare.
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scientists studying bacterial and fungal diseases, wrote the National Institutes of Health to argue that the funding agency's emphasis on bio-defense research had diverted resources from studying germs that cause more significant disease.
Among the companies that manufacture PCR systems for bio-defense applications are Applied Biosystems, Cepheid, Idaho Technology, Ibis Technologies and Smiths Detection.
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At every turn, whether we are talking about calmatives or bio-defense, we are acting to give the impression that we are involved in offensive biological-weapons development," says CUNY professor Barbara Hatch Rosenberg, who chairs the Federation of American Scientists working group on biological weapons.
As employees of other government agencies and contracting firms, such people might have continued access to military bio-defense facilities.
Use EYE on Congress to encourage visits to local delegations regarding legislation on nuclear weapons, space militarization, bio-defense and other military budget items--always offering SANE budget alternatives.
OpGen's growing customer base includes high-profile genome centers such as Beijing Genome Institute and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute as well as a number of research labs, bio-defense, government labs and public health institutions.
Advanced technologies under development include energetic materials, batteries, divert attitude control systems, projectile dynamics, advanced data processing, and protein manufacturing for bio-defense applications.
Wake Research is a unique and innovative resource for Phase I through Phase IV clinical trials with 45+ well diverse principal investigators specializing in gastroenterology, musculoskeletal disorders, metabolic disorders, dermatology, vaccines including bio-defense research, CNS/sleep disorders.
A group of local activists are opposing Lawrence Livermore Laboratory's attempts to win a bid on a Department of Homeland Security bio-defense facility.
BioWarn, LLC is a biotechnology research and product development company that brings full-time, always-on biological substance detection and pathogen surveillance to the healthcare, bio-defense, and other fields.
Our October DISARM Update features the multi-billion dollar bio-defense program launched by the United States after it torpedoed the Bio-weapons Treaty Inspection Protocol.