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    National Center for Biopreparation

    BIOCEN's different plants and laboratories are described on its website, along with the areas of current research and production. The plant for active ingredient production is the largest (10,000 square meters) of the facility's divisions, involved in fermentation, separation, semi-purification, and chromatographic purification, of recombinant protein production in microorganisms on an industrial scale. The culture media production plant (4 ...

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    Semi-Pilot Uranium Extraction Plant

    Egypt built the Phosphoric Acid Purification Plant to separate uranium ore concentrate from phosphoric acid, which contains roughly 65 ppm of uranium. [2]

    Egypt states that the plant, although operational, has not worked as designed for uranium recovery. [3] Problems with the separation of uranium from phosphoric acid include: 1) the removal of suspended materials (such as sand ...

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    Center for Biological Research

    The center became involved in recombinant DNA research during the 1980s, following its success at developing methods for producing interferon. From 1982 through 1986, researchers "gained experience in enlarging the scale of fermentation and purification of biomolecules." In the mid-1980s, scientists achieved success in working with gene manipulation, molecular virology, immunochemistry, and tissue cultures. By 1986 ...

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    Cuban Institute for Research on Sugarcane Derivatives

    According to its website, ICIDCA consists of 50 laboratories, five pilot plants, along with two semi-commercial plants. A 1989 Financial Times article suggested that ICICDA would employ 2,600 scientists and technicians by the end of the decade, and that the institute was composed of three separate institutions, specializing respectively in cellulose, fermentation, and sugar. However, the center's website reports ...

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    The ETRR-2 is a 22MW pool-type research reactor [3] constructed by the Argentine company INVAP. [4] The reactor's uses include radioisotope production, medical and nuclear solid-state research, nuclear-engineering experiments, material-fuel tests, and training of scientists and technical personal. [5] Due to its relatively large size (for a research reactor), the reactor is especially useful for training ...

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    Nuclear Research Center (NRC)

    The Nuclear Research Center (NRC) is Egypt's oldest and largest nuclear research institute, housing most of its nuclear capabilities. [1] The NRC is comprised of four divisions: Basic Nuclear Sciences; Reactors; Materials and Nuclear Industrialization; and Radioisotope Applications. [2] The NRC undertakes activities in the areas of basic nuclear science, the front end of the {{glossary-term ...

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    Weizmann Institute of Science

    The Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) comprises approximately 2,500 scientists, technicians, and students for research devoted to biochemistry, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, and teaching in the sciences. WIS enrolls undergraduate and graduate students, as well as visiting scientists in the field. In 2009, it enrolled scientists from 29 countries. The institute maintains databases for {{glossary-term:"atomic":"atomic" ...

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    Cairo University

    Cairo University is Egypt's most important university for nuclear related teaching. The school offers postgraduate courses in nuclear reactors and radiation physics, and has a strong connection with Egypt's Atomic Energy Authority (AEA). [1] The Gize and Fahoum branches operate several nuclear relevant divisions, including the faculty of engineering and the department of physics. The ...

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    Sdot Micha Airbase (Nuclear)

    Jane's reports that Sdot Micha airbase is Israel's primary storage and deployment site for its Jericho I and II ballistic missiles tipped with nuclear warheads. [1] Constructed during the late 1960s, the facility became operational in the early 1970s. Upon completion, the bunkers housed Jericho I ballistic missiles on mobile launchers. [2] Between 1989 and 1993 ...

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    National Organization for Military Production (NOMP)

    The National Organization for Military Production (NOMP), in cooperation with the Arab Organization for Industrialization, produces civilian goods and military products. [1] The NOMP supervises 16 military factories, including several related to missile development, such as the Abu Zabaal Company for Specialty Chemicals, the Heliopolis Company for Chemical Industries, the Helwan Company for Workshop Tools, and the Kaha Company for ...

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    Abu Zabaal Company for Specialty Chemicals

    Founded in 1950 to produce propellants and explosives, the Abu Zabaal Company continues to specialize in the design, development, and production of propellants and rocket motors. [2]

    During the 1960s, the Abu Zabaal Company produced specialty chemicals for the al-Zafir, al-Kahir, and al-Ra'id ballistic missiles. [3] In the 1980s, the firm joined with the Consen Group—a subsidiary of ...

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