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CSC Subsidiary Wins $156M to Make Anti-Nerve Gas Agent

CSC logo_GovConWireA Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) subsidiary has won a $156.6 million contract from the U.S. Army to develop an agent that protects soldiers from different types of nerve gases, Nextgov reports.

Bob Brewin writes DynPort Vaccine will seek Food and Drug Administration approval for the “Bioscavenger” nerve gas prophylaxis after developing and testing the agent.

Bioscavenger is intended to protect against the gases for up to 60 days, Brewin reports.

DynPort won a separate contract in 2007 to conduct clinical trials of the agent for the Defense Medical Identification and Treatment Systems’ Joint Product Management Office, according to the report.

Brewin writes Bioscavenger will not be ready to deploy for at least six years.

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