Ken Alibek defected to the US in 1992 after serving as the director of a huge bio-weapons research and production facility in Stepnogorsk in the Soviet Union. He currently leads medical and scientific research programs dedicated to developing new forms of medical protection against biological weapons and other infectious diseases. He has extensive knowledge of bio-processing, biological weapons threat analysis; antibacterial and antiviral drug development; development of regimens for urgent prophylaxis and treatment of the diseases caused by biological weapons; and mass casualty handling.
Ken Alibek, the author of Biohazard, was Barbara's guest on Saturday night. Alibek defected to the U.S. in 1992, after directing a bio-weapons research facility in the Soviet Union. He discussed his efforts to develop new forms of medical protection against biological weapons, his past experiences in the Soviet Union, and his thoughts about the current SARS epidemic. ... More »Host: Barbara Simpson