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iBio Plague Vaccine Patent Emerges From Opposition Period

iBio, Inc. today announced it received notice from the European Patent Office that the opposition period expired for a bio-defense product patent granted to iBio, and no opposition was filed.

FDA Approves Inhalational Anthrax Therapeutic

Emergent BioSolutions Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Anthrasil [Anthrax Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human)], also known as AIGIV, for treatment of inhalational anthrax in combination with appropriate antibacterial drugs. Achievement of this milestone triggers a $7 million payment to the company under a development contract  Read More »

Highly pathogenic bird flu confirmed in Arkansas turkeys: USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday confirmed the discovery of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in Arkansas, the third-largest U.S. turkey producer and home to Tyson Foods Inc, the nation’s biggest chicken company.

Syrian Activists Say Chlorine Gas Attack Kills 6 in Idlib Province

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Anti-government activists in Syria said Tuesday that a chlorine bomb attack by government forces on a northwestern village overnight had killed six people and filled clinics with choking victims.

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