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$10,000 ISSAC Award for Innovation Presented to MIT PhD

LEXINGTON, Mass., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Heejin Lee, an MIT PhD and scientist, was awarded the prestigious 2009 IAI Award for his work on a silicone-based combination product recently launched by TARIS Biomedical. The ISSAC Award for Innovation recognizes and promotes the achie...

New MIT radio chip mimics human ear

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--MIT engineers have built a fast, ultra-broadband, low-power radio chip, modeled on the human inner ear, that could enable wireless devices capable of receiving cell phone, Internet, radio and television signals. Rahul Sarpeshkar, associate professor of electrical engineering ...

BioNanomatrix's Revolutionary Whole Genome Analysis Platform Named to MIT Technology Review's Annual 10 Emerging Technologies List

-Company's Goal Is to Lower the Cost of Genome Analysis to $100 In Order To Make Genomic Information Universally Available for Routine Medical Care- PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- BioNanomatrix, Inc., a developer of breakthrough whole genome imaging and analysis platforms for biomedica...

Fuld & Company Announces Appointment of MIT Fellow to Head Pharmaceutical Team's Strategic Gaming and Consulting Services

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Fuld & Company today announced that Wayne Rosenkrans, Ph.D., will join the Company as vice president consulting, specializing in strategic gaming for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. "We are excited to have Dr. Rosenkrans join t...

The MathWorks Sponsors iGEM Competition for Synthetic Biology at MIT : MATLAB and SimBiology Help Accelerate Design of Synthetic Biological Systems

The MathWorks today announced its lead sponsorship of the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) 2008 student competition, held annually by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This year the competition brought together 84 undergraduate teams representing more than 1,000 ...

Boston College, MIT researchers achieve dramatic increase in thermoelectric efficiency

CHESTNUT HILL/CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 20, 2008 - Researchers at Boston College and MIT have used nanotechnology to achieve a major increase in thermoelectric efficiency, a milestone that paves the way for a new generation of products from semiconductors and air conditioners to car exhaust systems...

nPoint recognized as small company of year by MIT Club of Wisconsin

Madison, Wis. The MIT Club of Wisconsin is recognizing nPoint, Inc. for major contributions to Wisconsins economy through technological innovation. nPoint, a Madison-based provider of motion devices and controllers for nanoscale research and manufacturing, is one of three winners of the annual 2...

New method may accelerate drug discovery for difficult diseases like Parkinson's

... researcher in Whitehead Member Susan Lindquist's lab. "I think it's a very exciting method," says Lindquist, who is also a professor of biology at mit and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. "It provides much greater diversity in the chemical compounds you can study because you can screen...

Study on keeping nuclear bombs from US ports shows misplaced fear over cargo scanning cost

...be presented at the INFORMS Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society, Service Management Special Interest Group Meeting taking place at mit in Cambridge, Massachusetts on June 28. http://mitsloan.mit.edu/omg/msom2009/ With continuing concern that Al Qaida or other terrorists will try t...

Researchers enlist DNA to bring carbon nanotubes' promise closer to reality

...ssor of chemical engineering at Lehigh. Manohar is a graduate student in chemical engineering at Lehigh. In 2003, a team of scientists from DuPont, mit and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign developed a new method of separating metallic CNTs from semiconducting CNTs using single-stranded D...

New Pre-Clinical Data on OmniGuide's BeamPath NEURO(TM) Demonstrates Precise Cutting in Brain Tissue

...de's BeamPath fiber is based on breakthrough fiber technology developed at mit and exclusively licensed to OmniGuide. The company manufactures the world'...multi-material photonic bandgap fiber technology exclusively licensed from mit . The Company distributes its products in the U.S. through a direct sales f...

MIT is pleased to announce that it has received a US$ 500,000 private placement from its Chinese partners

...p://www.mitcanada.ca http://www.mitinvest.ca ), mit is pleased to announce that it has received a US$...wards a successful long-term relationship between mit and its Chinese partners. Jiangsu Hualan mit Medical Technology (MIT CHINA) Ltd., is actively p...

Now Available: State-of-the-Art Gait Training Device to Help Millions Walk More Normally Again

...ing. A Breakthrough Device Developed and patented by mit -educated Yoram Baram, PhD -- Founder and CEO of MediGait LTD -- the GaitAi...MediGait LTD and GaitAid Development: Yoram Baram received his PhD from mit and is a Professor of Computer Science and incumbent of the Roy Matas / Wi...

Follica Appoints Drug Development and Dermatology Veteran, William D. Ju, as Chief Executive Officer

...ntrepreneurs and leaders from the top echelon of pharma, biotech and academia including Dr. Ronald Cape (founder, Cetus), Dr. Robert Langer (renowned mit professor), Dr. Frank Douglas (former chief scientific officer, Aventis), Dr. Bennett Shapiro (former EVP worldwide basic and External research, Merc...

Xconomy Launches XSITE 2009; First Annual Xconomy Summit on Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at Boston University

... Among the list of participating industry, venture capital and academic leaders are: Juan Enriquez of Biotechonomy, Nobel Laureate Phil Sharp of mit , Microsoft Startup Labs Managing Director Reed Sturtevant, Boston Power CEO Christina Lampe-Onnerud, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals CEO John Maraganore, Bos...

Bio-IT World Announces the Winners of its 2009 Best Practices Awards Program

...Abbott Laboratories, Amgen, the Broad Institute of mit and Harvard, Genedata, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline,...Abbott Laboratories, Amgen, the Broad Institute of mit and Harvard, Genedata, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline,... IT & Informatics: The Broad Institute of mit and Harvard CellProfiler Knowledge Manage...

MIT: New method could lead to narrower chip patterns

... CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--Researchers at mit have found a novel method for etching extremely narrow lines on a microchip, using a material that can be switched from transparent to opaque, and vic...

MIT virus battery could power cars, electronic devices

... CAMBRIDGE, Mass--For the first time, mit researchers have shown they can genetically engine...sonal electronic devices, said Angela Belcher, the mit materials scientist who led the research team. ...ide or lithium iron phosphate. Three years ago, an mit team led by Belcher reported that it had engineere...

MIT: 'Alarming' use of energy in modern manufacturing methods

...y inefficient in their use of energy and materials, according to a detailed mit analysis of the energy use of 20 major manufacturing processes. Overall,...ocesses could be improved," and using the analytical tools developed by the mit team for this study would be a useful first step in such a detailed analysi...

MIT: New material could lead to faster chips

... CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--New research findings at mit could lead to microchips that operate at much high...ansistors and other simple devices, but the latest mit results could open up a range of new applications. The mit researchers built an experimental graphene chip kn...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Nanopoint for its Pioneering Cell Imaging Solution, the cellTRAY(R) Imaging System CT-2000

...a. "Further, the company has four issued US patents and 3 others pending for the cellTRAY platform besides an exclusive license to a patent issued to mit for additional imaging technology." Nanopoint has established a network of research collaborations for new applications, such as for IVF clinics...

Thomson Reuters Names 'Hottest' Researchers and Papers of 2007-2008

...rcher, Hong-Bin Shen, co-authored 13 of these Hot Papers. Also making the list, both with 13 papers, are Rudolf Jaenisch, Whitehead Institute at mit , and Konstantin Novoselov, University of Manchester. Thomson Reuters Hot Papers are derived from the Web of Science database. A published wo...

aTyr Pharma to Present at ChinaBio(R) Investor Forum in Hong Kong

...d Pangu BioPharma are identifying a broad platform of protein fragments derived from human aminoacyl tRNA synthetases. In his decades of research at mit and now The Scripps Research Institute , Prof. Schimmel, has been a leader in discovering the many activities, roles and functions for this ancient ...

Dr. James Cai Joins aTyr Pharma to Drive Clinical Development in Asia

...d Pangu BioPharma are identifying a broad platform of protein fragments derived from human aminoacyl tRNA synthetases. In his decades of research at mit and now The Scripps Research Institute , Prof. Schimmel, has been a leader in discovering the many activities, roles and functions for this ancient ...

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Promotes Ulrik B. Nielsen, Ph.D. to Chief Scientific Officer and Edward J. Stewart to Senior Vice President of Business Development

...ny international regulatory agency. The company's proprietary Network Biology discovery platform, developed with the help of leading scientists from mit and Harvard , enables the high throughput profiling of protein networks as a basis for improved validation, lead identification and speed in the dev...

MIT, BU team combats antibiotic resistance with engineered viruses

... CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--A new approach to fighting bacterial infections, developed at mit and Boston University, could help prevent bacteria from developing antibiotic resistance and help kill those that have already become resistant. Re...

MIT uses nano-origami to build tiny electronic devices

... the nice tools that have been developed for 2-D and do 3-D things." The mit team uses conventional lithography tools to pattern 2-D materials at the na...ady demonstrated a 3-D nanoscale capacitor, developed in collaboration with mit Professor Yang Shao-Horn, which was presented at the 2005 meeting of the El...

BioSpace.com Launches a New Season of Industry Career Fairs

...a. The Genetown Career Fair will be February 26 and will feature such employers as Vertex, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of mit and Harvard. "BioSpace.com has produced and managed more than 200 life-science-industry Career Fairs over the last decade," said Wes Cre...

Debiopharm and Pharmaleads Sign License Agreement for Debio 0827 or PL37 in Treatment of Chronic Pain Conditions

... alumnus from Polytechnique and Mines, PhD from Stanford , former Deputy General Manager, Suez Group and Jean-Pierre Rogala, PhD from Agro, MBA from mit (IBM, Suez Group) brought to Pharmaleads their first rank international business expertise. In 2006, Michel Wurm, M.D. joined and added his extensive...

Artemis Health Hires Richard Rava, Ph.D., as Senior Vice President of Research and Development

...Harrison Spectroscopy Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( mit ). During that time, he was also the research coordinator for the National Institute of Health Laser Biomedical Research Center at mit . Dr. Rava has published over 60 papers in peer-reviewed scientific publica...

NeuroFocus Names John Polich, World-Renowned Scientist in Brain Function and Cognition, to Head Global NeuroLab Operations

...t development and packaging, and entertainment. The company leverages doctorate-level academic expertise in neuroscience and marketing from Berkeley, mit , Harvard , and the Hebrew University combined with C-suite level business management and consulting experience. NeuroFocus clients include ...

J. Craig Venter Institute Researchers Publish Significant Advance in Genome Assembly Technology

...uch, the JCVI's policy team, along with the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( mit ), were funded by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for a 20-month study that explored the risks and benefits of this emerging technology, a...

Intradigm Announces Issuance of Key Patent Related to Enhancing Efficacy and Potency of RNAi Therapeutics

...cluding key assets strategically licensed from both the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( mit ). The company's IP estate of issued patents and pending applications broadly covers structural features for a next generation of RNAi molecules, bio...

MDV Expands Team Pursuing Advances in Personalized Medicine

...iskin was in business development at Roche Diagnostics where he worked with mit Media Lab and BodyMedia to create and commercialize an IT-based obesity man...rgeon and intensivist. He earned a MBA with a focus in bioinformatics from mit Sloan School of Management and completed the prestigious Biodesign Medical...

Protein-printing technique gives snapshots of immune system defense

... and treat infection and disease, suggests J. Christopher Love, a former postdoctoral associate in the lab of Whitehead Member Hidde Ploegh and now an mit assistant professor of chemical engineering. For the first time, the method developed by Love and his colleagues lets researchers look at single wh...

Large-scale genetic study sheds new light on lung cancer

...er cell growth," said Matthew Meyerson, M.D., Ph.D., a senior author of the paper. Dr. Meyerson is a senior associate member of the Broad Institute of mit and Harvard and an associate professor at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School. In the new study, the TSP team purified DNA ...

Plexon Inc Delivers 500th "Harvey Box" : 25 Years of Neural Data Acquisition and Analysis Leads to 500th System Sale

... School of Medicine Robert Desimone, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, mit Howard Eichenbaum, Boston University Earl Miller, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, mit Miguel Nicolelis, Duke University Andrew Schwartz, University of Pittsburgh...

Sigma-Aldrich Welcomes Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to the RNAi Partnership Program

... developing area of RNAi. This began with the establishment of research collaborations with the RNAi Consortium, followed by licensing agreements with mit to make and sell the shRNA libraries developed by TRC and, subsequently, the introduction of Sigma-Aldrich's MISSION TRC shRNA libraries. Additional a...

BioEnergy International, LLC Announces Norman R. Augustine to Join Advisory Board

...l Williamsburg. He is a Regent of the University System of Maryland, Trustee Emeritus of Johns Hopkins and a former member of the Board of Trustees of mit and Princeton, his alma mater. He is an Advisory Board member to the Department of Homeland Security, was a member of the Hart/Rudman Commission on Na...

Isilon CTO Addresses Life Science Data Storage Challenges at Harvard Medical School's BioMedical HPC Leadership Summit

... End-User Panel on Managing Biomedical Storage Growth Includes Isilon Customer the Broad Institute of mit and Harvard, Among Other Leading Biomedical Institutions SEATTLE, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isilon(R) Systems (Nasdaq:...
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