Many governments, including the U.S. and Japan, are well aware of the dangers to their populations of exposure to high levels of radiation from nuclear accidents or dirty bomb attacks. Whereas Japan’s population was recently exposed at Fukushima following the tsunami of 2011, the U.S. Department of Defense has been stockpiling acute radiation syndrome (ARS) countermeasures as a precaution for many years. [Read more…]
Pluristem Therapeutics marks its first entry into the defense sector with today’s breaking news. NIAID, a part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), will initiate studies in large animals to evaluate dosing for Pluristem’s PLX-R18 as a medical countermeasure in the treatment of the hematologic components of Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS).
To learn more, read the full press issued by Pluristem, included below with permission from Janet Vasquez, Managing Director/Founder of JVPRVY. [Read more…]