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Purdue Spin-Off Designing Customized Synthetic Tissue

Sherry Harbin (Purdue University)

8 April 2015. A one year-old company, based on research at a Purdue University biomedical engineering lab, is producing customized biomaterials designed to form into synthetic tissue for drug discovery and toxicity testing. GeniPhys, founded by Purdue biomedical engineering professor Sherry Harbin, aims to further develop the technology, licensed . . . → Read More: Purdue Spin-Off Designing Customized Synthetic Tissue

Image Analysis Company Raises $800K for New Venture

Omero includes an image viewer that allows for annotation (openmicroscopy.org)

16 February 2015. Glencoe Software Inc., a developer of image analysis and management software for research and pharmaceutical applications, raised $800,000 to fund a new venture in digital pathology. Financing for the Seattle company’s venture is provided by TIE Angels Group – Seattle and . . . → Read More: Image Analysis Company Raises $800K for New Venture

Consortium to Develop Common Neuroscience Data Format

(Research.gov)

4 August 2014. A coalition of research institutes and universities working in neuroscience are constructing a common format for sharing data about the brain to make emerging databases more useful to researchers. The Neurodata Without Borders project is an initiative of Allen Institute for Brain Science, California Institute of Technology, New York . . . → Read More: Consortium to Develop Common Neuroscience Data Format

Quality Assurance Techniques Proposed for Stem Cells

Kevin Kit Parker (Harvard University)

7 March 2014. Biomedical engineers at Harvard University proposed a scheme for assessing the quality of stem cells used in drug testing to assure they transform into the cells and tissue they purport to represent. The team from Harvard’s Disease Biophysics Group, led by Kevin it Parker, published . . . → Read More: Quality Assurance Techniques Proposed for Stem Cells

Tighter Home Weatherizing Standards Can Save $33 Billion

(A. Kotok)

Weatherizing U.S. homes to tighter international standards can save up to $33 billion in energy bills each year, according to calculations by engineers at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in California, part of the U.S. Department of Energy. The team led by environmental engineer Jennifer Logue published its findings in this month’s . . . → Read More: Tighter Home Weatherizing Standards Can Save $33 Billion

Protocols Linking Underwater Devices to Internet Proposed

Tommaso Melodia (University at Buffalo)

Engineers from University at Buffalo in New York are proposing a common set of wireless protocols for connecting underwater sensors, like those detecting tsunamis, to the land-based Internet. Electrical engineering professor Tommaso Melodia and graduate student Yifan Sun will present their proposal next month at ACM’s International Conference . . . → Read More: Protocols Linking Underwater Devices to Internet Proposed

Research Aims to Standardize, Improve Medication Labels

(Photos8.com)

A study by Northwestern University’s medical school in Chicago will test new methods for physicians to write prescriptions and pharmacists to interpret those instructions for labels on drug containers. The pharmaceutical company Merck is funding the project, with participation from the drug store chain Walgreens and Alliance of Chicago community health centers.

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NIST Funding $7.4M for Additive Manufacturing Standards

Additive processes test measurements (NIST.gov)

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of U.S. Department of Commerce, is awarding two grants totaling $7.4 million to improve measurement and standards for additive manufacturing, industrial applications of three-dimensional printing. Most of the money — $5 million — is going to a consortium of 27 . . . → Read More: NIST Funding $7.4M for Additive Manufacturing Standards

Food Industry Establishes Traceability Research Center

Fungi samples (Agricultural Research Service/USDA)

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) in Chicago unveiled its Global Food Traceability Center to conduct research and develop best practices to identify sources of health problems related to food products. The organization says there currently is no single group that brings together all industry stakeholders to collaborate . . . → Read More: Food Industry Establishes Traceability Research Center

Health Organizations Form Genetics Data Standards Alliance

(Genome.gov)

Some 70 health care organizations worldwide are forming an alliance to develop common standards for collecting and sharing genetic data. The organizations — representing health care providers, government agencies, academic and research institutes, foundations, and advocacy groups — seeks to create a common interoperable framework, with associated regulatory and practical guidelines, for . . . → Read More: Health Organizations Form Genetics Data Standards Alliance