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2010-04-19 12:40:00

Non-Stockpile mission destroys largest inventory of recovered chemical warfare materiel to date ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) announced that it completed its mission to destroy all non-stockpile materiel declared when the United States entered into the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), an international treaty mandating the destruction of our Nation's chemical warfare. This milestone also marks the...

2010-04-13 15:40:00

WASHINGTON, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, President of General Intelligence Presidency (GIP) and head of Saudi Arabia's delegation to the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC, presented the Kingdom's statement at the summit on behalf of the Kingdom. Below is the statement in its entirety. The statement can also be found on the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia's website. In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate Your Excellency Mr. Barack...

2010-03-22 07:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Building Protection Systems, Inc. (BPSI), the developers of the first complete Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) detection system to actively and reliably protect buildings, mass transit stations, stadiums, and public venues from airborne toxins, today announced a critical milestone in its achievement of surpassing 100,000 hours of operation of its Sentry One detection technology without a single false-positive or false-negative, a...

2010-03-19 09:26:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Midwest Research Institute (MRI) has been awarded a U.S. Department of Defense contract to provide CBRNE--chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive--support services. CBRNE expertise is vital to national defense against chemical and biological warfare and terrorism. "Federal agencies have entrusted Midwest Research Institute to provide CBRNE expertise since our founding in 1944," said Michael F. Helmstetter, Ph.D., MRI...

2010-03-18 13:55:24

In an ongoing effort to mirror the ability of biological tissues to respond rapidly and appropriately to changing environments, scientists from the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine have synthesized a single, multifunctional polymer material that can decontaminate both biological and chemical toxins. They described the findings recently in Biomaterials. "Our lab applies biological principles to create materials that can do many things, just like our skin protects us from both rain...

2010-01-26 12:20:00

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by David Wright, President and CEO of PharmAthene, regarding the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism Report Card: Today's Report Card by the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism sends a dire warning that America still remains vulnerable to bioterrorism. Our Nation's ability to prevent and respond to a...

2009-12-15 17:10:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor this afternoon in strong support of the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act, which would give the President the power to impose sanctions against companies that supply Iran with -- or support its domestic production of -- gasoline and other refined petroleum products. The House passed the bill by a vote of 412 to 12. "Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise in strong support for the Refined Petroleum...

2009-12-15 09:06:00

NORWALK, Conn., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Defentect (OTC Bulletin Board: SLNH) is pleased to announce an $80,000 contract for its proprietary CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive) management, monitoring and messaging software platform. Defentect's DM3(TM) and Gammatect(TM) radiation detection solution is to be installed in a major medical facility in the Northeastern US. This is the first installation for this hospital family with eight locations. Jim...

2009-10-13 18:00:00

HONOLULU, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellular Bioengineering Inc. (CBI), a Hawaii-based technology accelerator, announced today that it was honored as one of three National Finalists for the Christopher Columbus Foundation Homeland Security Award for 2009. The presentation was made at a National Awards ceremony in the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. This award is the result of a year long national competition to identify the individual citizen or company that is making "a measurable and...

2009-10-06 05:00:00

NORWAK, Conn., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Defentect (OTC Bulletin Board: SLNH) continues to expand the abilities of its full-spectrum of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) management, monitoring and messaging system, DM3(TM), with the addition of the CT2020ComboPRO photoionization detector manufactured by Photovac, Inc. The 2020ComboPRO is a fully portable, handheld photoionization detector (PID) that measures volatile organic chemicals in air,...