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NIH Funds Support for Point-of-Care Device Entrepreneurs

Medical care

Two institutions in Massachusetts are starting a program to help inventors and new enterprises anywhere in the U.S. bring their point-of-care medical devices to market. . . . → Read More: NIH Funds Support for Point-of-Care Device Entrepreneurs

$200M Gift Supporting Translational Research, Start-Up Incubator

Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School is the recipient of a gift from the Blavatnik Family Foundation to develop innovative treatments, apply advanced digital technologies, and accelerate biotech and life science start-up companies. . . . → Read More: $200M Gift Supporting Translational Research, Start-Up Incubator

NIH Award Supports Esophagus Tissue Implants from Stem Cells

Newborn

A company developing engineered tissue implants from stem cells received a grant from National Institutes of Health to develop an implant to correct a congenital defect in a newborn infant’s esophagus. . . . → Read More: NIH Award Supports Esophagus Tissue Implants from Stem Cells

NASA Boosts 3-D Printing, Lasers in Space Manufacturing

Glass-metal welding samples

The federal government’s space agency is supporting two projects for improving the capabilities of astronauts to create and repair their equipment during space travel. . . . → Read More: NASA Boosts 3-D Printing, Lasers in Space Manufacturing

NIH Supporting Electronic Neuro Drug Test Technology

Neurons

A university spin-off enterprise is receiving funds from National Institute of Mental Health to develop a simple, reliable electronic device to evaluate effects of neurological drugs on brain cells. . . . → Read More: NIH Supporting Electronic Neuro Drug Test Technology

Robotic Exoskeleton Systems Studied for Industrial Workforce

Guardian XO exoskeleton

Control systems for whole-body robotic devices worn by industrial workers to help them perform their jobs are being designed and assessed by an academic-industry engineering team. . . . → Read More: Robotic Exoskeleton Systems Studied for Industrial Workforce

Small Business Grant Aims to Cut Animals in Toxicity Testing

Lab mouse

A grant from National Institute of Health supports work by a start-up enterprise in Indiana to better estimate doses needed to test drugs for toxicity and reduce the number of animals needed for those tests. . . . → Read More: Small Business Grant Aims to Cut Animals in Toxicity Testing

Brain-Controlled Home Rehab for Stroke in Development

Brain cell networks

A robotic system for home use to help people recovering from a stroke regain use of their upper bodies is in development by an engineering lab, rehabilitation hospital, and 2 companies in Texas. . . . → Read More: Brain-Controlled Home Rehab for Stroke in Development

Trials to Test Stem Cell Treatments for Eye Injuries

Retina close-up

A series of clinical trials are planned to test the use of adult stem cells to treat injuries to the eyes that lead to vision loss. . . . → Read More: Trials to Test Stem Cell Treatments for Eye Injuries

Wireless Solar Power, Data Transmission Designed for IoT

Solar cell measurement

A process for capturing light to power Internet of Things, or IoT devices, is shown to use the same solar cells to transmit data over an IoT system. . . . → Read More: Wireless Solar Power, Data Transmission Designed for IoT