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Emergent Biosolutions spent $550K lobbying in 1Q


WASHINGTON - Biopharmaceutical company Emergent BioSolutions Inc. spent $550,000 lobbying in the first quarter, according to a recent disclosure form.

Emergent BioSolutions (nyse: EBS - news - people ) lobbied on the government stockpiling of biodefense vaccines. The company holds a three-year, $448 million contract with the Department of Health and Human Services for the anthrax vaccine BioThrax.

Besides Congress, the Rockville, Md.-based company lobbied the departments of Defense and Health and Human Services, according to the form posted online April 17 by the House clerk's office.