biodefense


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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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In 2005, 758 microbiologists signed a letter to Elias Zerhouni, then director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), objecting to the diversion of funds from public health research to biodefense projects.
While its emphasis was shifting to biodefense, the DOD was losing ground in its portfolio of infectious-disease vaccines.
of a DOD weapon system across its life cycle." (71) The Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense leads the TLCSM of biodefense vaccines.
The federal government's biodefense efforts span many different agencies and vary widely in their resources, scope, and approach.
Advanced Life Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel drugs in the therapeutic areas of infection, cancer, respiratory diseases and biodefense.
Ivins was one of the nation's leading biodefense researchers.
After examining the intersection between biodefense and
Massive Increase in Funds for Biodefense Research and Development
Department of Homeland Security has selected Battelle National Biodefense Institute (BNBI) to manage the new National Biodefense Analysis & Countermeasures Center (NBACC), a federally funded research and development center.
The preliminary injunction memorandum details the harm that the plaintiffs, residents of Roxbury and the South End, would suffer if the high-risk biodefense laboratory goes forward without proper evaluation of its risks and impacts.
New laboratories resulting from the wave of investments in nano-technology and biodefense research, as well as the ongoing investments of pharmaceutical companies and academic and nonprofit entities highlight IBO's fall 2006 examination of laboratory openings and construction projects.
Sectors for ongoing and potential future cooperation include, inter alia, vaccine and drug discovery; the ecology of infectious diseases (such as avian flu, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS); clean energy technologies, e.g., hydrogen; basic research in high energy and nuclear physics; science education; and biodefense and counter-terrorism science and technology in such areas as food safety, border security and support for first responders.