The Ivins news came close on the heels of a far quieter announcement on June 27 that the FBI's investigation of the previous top anthrax suspect, Steven Hatfill, also a USAMRIID
bioresearcher, ended not with a trial and conviction but with a $5.
Each assay was also tested against 2 USAMRIID
DNA panels (see Table 1 of the online Data Supplement), a Yersinia spp.
has unique capabilities to experiment and treat outbreak pathogens in its biosafety level 4 facilities.
Carrie Vander Linden is the USAMRIID
public affairs officer.
After years of developing candidate Ebola vaccines that protected rodents but failed in primates, it is gratifying to have a vaccine that holds great promise for protection of humans," says Peter Jahrling, senior research scientist at USAMRIID
The license agreement obligates VaxGen to pay USAMRIID
an execution fee, patent maintenance fees, anniversary fees, milestones and royalties.
According to one USAMRIID
scientist, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, all of the lab's current employees have been cleared.
The insidious onset of inhalational anthrax makes early diagnosis difficult, but crucial, because once symptoms begin to appear, survivability declines (Friedlander, 1997; USAMRIID
Gerald Parker, USAMRIID
Commander, according to a Reuters report.
Similar research on the Marburg virus in monkeys is already under way at USAMRIID
, says Jonathan E Smith, a virologist at the institute.
is conducting a preventive vaccine trial as a cooperative effort between the Argentine government and the United States ArmY.