Latest Porton Down Stories

2011-06-14 07:37:00

LONDON, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Porton Group has been closely monitoring, with much interest, the public reaction that followed the significant amount of press regarding 3M's UK High Court breach of contract case. Harvey Boulter, CEO of Porton Group said, "3M's feeble initial public defense of 'buyer's remorse' utterly conflicts with their own marketing material which even today remains on their website. Their own material emphatically states that Baclite achieves 94.6% sensitivity...

2009-10-27 06:20:00

Scientists are currently working on a new paint coating for military vehicles to essentially absorb a chemical warfare agent and then decontaminate itself. The paint is being developed by the UK's Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) in hopes of providing protection for those operating in or around a vehicle after a chemical attack. The technology would be adapted from "strippable" coatings already being utilized to temporarily camouflage vehicles, BBC News reported. According...

2009-02-19 06:00:00

TORONTO, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ - Defyrus Inc. today announced the signing an exclusive, worldwide license to a patent portfolio created by the United Kingdom's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and licensed by Ploughshare Innovation Ltd, Dstl's commercialization company. These patents form the intellectual property foundation of the Company's vaccine product development programs. Defyrus and Ploughshare Innovation Ltd plan to expand their commercial interaction in 2009 to...

2006-02-24 05:04:30

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has agreed to pay compensation to three servicemen given the mind-altering drug LSD during tests in the 1950s, the government said on Friday. The UK's Secret Intelligence Service, better known as MI6, commissioned the experiments fearing that the Soviet Union was developing a secret substance to brainwash its enemies and force prisoners to make confessions with a truth drug. The tests were carried out by scientists at Porton Down, the government's chemical...

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  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.