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2013-11-12 23:20:13

Countervail’s advanced development contract with BARDA fully realized is valued at $24.9 million over a five year period. Sarin, Soman, VX, Tabun, and Cyclosarin are examples of extremely toxic organophosphorus based compounds created for use as chemical weapons. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 CHARLOTTE, NC, Nov 8, 2013 /PRWeb/ -- Countervail Corporation announced today the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development...

2013-09-20 23:23:44

Sarin, the chemical weapon purportedly used in Syria, is an organophosphorus based nerve agent. Tabun, VX, and Soman are other examples of organophosphorus based nerve agents. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 Countervail Corporation, a biotechnology company developing a broad spectrum medical countermeasure to the toxic effects of organophosphorus based nerve agents and a large class of pesticides, announced today it has been awarded $343,000 of a Fast Track SBIR Phase II Grant...

2012-04-19 21:02:30

Researchers may have found a way to protect us against otherwise deadly chemical attacks, such as the subway sarin incident in Tokyo that left thirteen people dead and thousands more injured or with temporary vision problems. The method is based on a new and improved version of a detoxifying enzyme produced naturally by our livers, according to the report in the April 2012 issue of Chemistry & Biology, a Cell Press publication. "The sarin attack in Tokyo in 1995 demonstrated that both...

2012-03-14 21:28:46

New American Chemical Society podcast The latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) award-winning "Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions" podcast series describes the development of a new test that could help track down and prosecute terrorists. Amid concerns about the threat of terrorist attacks, scientists have been seeking better protection for the U.S. and other nations. One such team has developed a technique that could help authorities catch terrorists and put them...

2011-12-14 14:52:01

Scientists are reporting development of a first-of-its-kind technology that could help law enforcement officials trace the residues from terrorist attacks involving nerve gas and other chemical agents back to the companies or other sources where the perpetrators obtained ingredients for the agent. A report on the technique, which could eventually help track down perpetrators of chemical attacks, appears in ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry. Carlos Fraga and colleagues explain that nerve...

2011-12-10 02:16:36

Terrorist attacks with chemical weapons are a real possibility, according to a study that appears in the online open access journal, published by SAGE. Thanks to their extensive knowledge of toxic agents, and how to treat those who have been exposed, pharmacists are an invaluable resource in the event of an actual or potential chemical weapons attack. Chemical weapons act on their victims through a number of mechanisms. They include nerve agents, chemicals that cause blistering...


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