Blister Agent


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Blister Agent

A chemical that causes blisters or other severe irritation on human or animal skin. Occasionally, blister agents are used in medical treatments and may have a commercial value for this reason. However, blister agents are usually used in chemical weapons.
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The CBMS II can detect persistent nerve and blister agents and TIC on the ground.
Used to monitor chemical agent contamination and confirm decontamination effectiveness, the lightweight, handheld Improved Chemical Agent Monitor can detect a range of nerve and blister agents in minute quantities at atmospheric pressures.
2-2682) to conduct innovative research leading to the development of a prototype wound dressing to speed the healing of wounds from chemical blister agents.
More than seven percent of the Army's chemical and munitions stockpile is at ANAD, including rockets, artillery shells, mortars, land mines, ton containers (for storing bulk supplies of agent), nerve agents sarin (GB) and VX, and sulfur mustard blister agents (H, HD, and HT).
The company's first mature product is a nerve agent sensor, which is the lead element in an anticipated line of products for detecting nerve, blood and blister agents, as well as toxic industrial chemicals in point sensor and continuous monitoring applications.
The British- educated chemist oversaw other scientists at the notorious Muthanna research facility outside Baghdad, where they secretly made nerve and blister agents.
Smith's APD-2000 is designed to detect weapons of mass destruction including nerve and blister agents, pepper spray and mace.
The British-educated chemist oversaw other scientists at the notorious Muthanna research facility outside Baghdad, where they secretly made nerve and blister agents.
The facility destroyed more than 2,000 tons of chemical agents such as sarin, VC, and blister agents like HD.
Army Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program had competitively awarded a Phase I contract to the Company to design a prototype wound dressing using advancements in the NIMBUS technology to speed the healing of wounds from chemical blister agents.
Under the Phase I contract, the Company will design a prototype wound dressing using advancements in the NIMBUS(TM) technology to speed the healing of wounds from chemical blister agents.
RSDL quickly neutralizes and removes nerve and blister agents from exposed skin.