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UT nanoscientist gets $7 million DoD Innovator Award for breast cancer research

Mauro Ferrari, Ph.D., a nanomedicine scientist at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, has received a five-year, $7 million Innovator Award from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Breast Cancer Research Program to deve...

AND Calls on DoD to Open All Military Units to Women, Grant Parental Leave to Service Members

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for National Defense (AND) issued position papers urging the Department of Defense to update or eliminate rules excluding servicewomen from direct ground combat and to institute family-friendly parental leave policies. The alliance i...

VA, DoD Electronically 'Hand Off' Records of Wounded Patients

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Instant electronic medical information from the Department of Defense (DoD) about severely wounded troops soon will be transferred to four Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) special treatment centers. The two departments completed a successful pi...

Sound Pharmaceuticals Receives Additional DoD Funding for Its Hearing Regeneration Product

SEATTLE, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Sound Pharmaceuticals (SPI) has received an R&D contract award from the ONR for approximately $1.6 million to optimize its lead drug candidate for hearing regeneration. SPI has developed a proprietary technology for regenerating auditory sensory cells within th...

LCA Announces More Requests for Bids on Lung Cancer Research Programs Funded Through the Department of Defense

...mp; CEO, said it was gratifying to see the program moving forward. dod first began funding cancer research with a $25 million Congressional earmar...for lung cancer among military personnel and the mission oriented focus the dod can bring to lung cancer research," she said. "We are grateful for t...

CryoLife Receives CE Mark Approval for BioFoam(R) Hemostatic Technology

... Act of 1995, including statements regarding the receipt and application of dod funds and potential distribution timing and uses and applications for BioFo...clude that the Company may not receive all or any funds allocated under the dod Appropriation, that BioFoam may not prove safe or effective for its intende...

Lung Cancer Alliance Announces First 'Request For Bids' for Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program 'Concept Awards'

... Established under the dod Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program ...osal for future research. The $20 million dod Lung Cancer Research Program was established last ...comprehensively." To learn more about the dod Lung Cancer Research Program "Concept Award," incl...

TriWest Healthcare Alliance Awarded 5 Year, $16 Billion Healthcare Contract

...rst purchased an ownership stake in TriWest and helped TriWest win the 2002 dod contract. Since then, Blue Shield has built the largest network in the Tri...organization and consistently ranked high in audits and reviews against the dod metrics and standards. Blue Shield even achieved a perfect score in a rece...

TriWest Healthcare Alliance Awarded Third TRICARE Contract, Remains Health Care Contractor for Department of Defense in 21-State TRICARE West Region

...t of Defense (DoD). The contract enables TriWest to continue to support the dod in meeting the health care needs of 2.7 million active duty personnel, thei... TriWest Healthcare Alliance continues as the largest Arizona-based dod contractor, given the award of this $16 billion contract. It employs approx...

Influenza monitoring by the US military

...ate, "During seven complete influenza seasons, the dod Global Laboratory-Based Influenza Surveillance Pro...ance efforts among the uniformed services and with dod partner nations overseas, and operated in concert with WHO and CDC programs. As a result, the dod and other global communities benefited from improv...
DOD in Medical Technology

S.C. Medical Home Pilot for Diabetes Enrolls 1,110

...rier, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and its family of companies include more than 20 subsidiaries involved in health insurance services, U.S. dod health plan and Medicare contracts, and other insurance and employee benefits services. ...

PharmAthene Initiates Phase I Clinical Trial of Nerve Agent Bioscavenger Protexia(R)

...ercise its option to fund additional development activities beyond the initial $40.5 million, leading to FDA licensure. The contract also provides the dod with the option to procure an initial 90,000 doses of Protexia(R). About Protexia(R) Protexia(R), which is produced in the milk of transgenic goat...
DOD in Medical Definition

Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program

...orpsmen. The Stennis is homeported in Norfolk, Va. dod photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mike Larson, U.S....ciencies on March 11, 1997. [4] In June 2001, the dod halted vaccination due to non-FDA approved changes...g retention factor. [1] Later that month, the dod made it policy to include any personnel spending 1...
DOD in Biological News

Rice and UT-Houston join DOD push for regenerative medicine

The Department of Defense (DOD) today announced that Rice University and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston will spearhead the search for innovative ways to quickly grow large volumes of bone tissue for craniofacial reconstruction for soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan....

UT researcher earns $1.3M grant to study toxic cleanup at DOD sites

KNOXVILLE -- Decades of weapons production and base operations have left the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) with a legacy of as many as 3,000 sites contaminated with highly toxic substances. University of Tennessee Research Professor Jack Parker and Peter Kitanidis of Stanford University have...

Supply-Chain Council Announces Winners of 2009 Supply Chain Excellence Awards

...and recommendations of this effort span the entire dod supply chain and include USTRANSCOM's strategic su... of Defense. The DSO team estimates that the dod can save between $300-700M(1) in annual supply cha...based on comparison of current costs with relevant dod and commercial benchmarks and supported by appropr...

Symposia selected for Entomological Society of America meeting

...tural Research Service Coleopterists Society Conservation of Butterflies Current and Emerging Trends in Vegetable Insect Pest Management dod Entomology: Unique Opportunities and Challenges Entomological Disaster: Success Stories Thanks to Scientific Collaboration Fire Ant eXtension N...

Reforming defense department acquisition policy: UM expert

...epared remarks) ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGES "To address these challenges, four, highly interrelated acquisition issues must be addressed (by the dod and Congress): 1) What goods and services to buy (the "requirements" process); 2) How to buy them ('acquisition reform'); 3) Who does the acq...

UT to develop fracture putty for traumatic leg injuries

...slational Injury Research at the UT Health Science Center at Houston. "This could reduce the risk of infection and the onset of complications." The dod agency funding the project, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), sponsors revolutionary high-risk, high-payoff research that bridges...

CACI Awarded a Prime Position on $500 Million, Multiple-Award Program with Biometrics Operations and Support Services

...attacks and helping to track and find them before they strike. The new award will provide CACI with the opportunity to offer the following services to dod customers: Management Support; Infrastructure Procurement Design, Development, and Integration; Operations and Maintenance; Advanced Technology Demons...

Stanley to Continue Biometrics In-Service Engineering Support for U.S. Army

...p to $37.9 million, if all three option years are exercised. With this award, the team will continue to provide in-service engineering services for PM dod Biometrics. The value of this award was included in Stanley's discussion of bookings to date in the third quarter of fiscal year 2009 during the compa...

CSC Identity Labs Headquarters Relocates to West Virginia

...s across mission and functional areas supports the dod in fulfilling requirements and meeting mission cri...er, our identity management support has helped the dod become the major sponsor of biometric products dev...n of databases, systems and processes to support a dod biometrically-enabled, enterprise-wide identity ma...

First-ever symposium brings together military and civilian medical experts

...arch. WHAT: USU-HJF Symposium Experts in their respective research areas will discuss some of the groundbreaking work being undertaken within the dod medical community to address prevalent health issues facing U.S. service members. Panels will address: trauma/combat casualty care; poasttraumatic str...
DOD in Biological Technology

Cascades Technologies, Inc. Chosen to Deliver IT Support on a DoD Blast Injury Research Program

HERNDON, Va., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cascades Technologies, Inc. (CTi), a federal government professional consulting firm, announced that it was chosen to provide a variety of web-based services in support of DoD's Blast Injury Research Program. Working closely with prime contractor S...

Alfalight increases laser efficiency for DOD program

Project supported by Department of Defense program MADISON, Wis. Alfalight, Inc. , a Wisconsin-based diode laser manufacturer, recently demonstrated 65 percent total power conversion efficiency in its 970 nm laser material at a conference in Albuquerque, N.M. This step toward the eventual goa...

NeoStem Obtains Exclusive Worldwide License for Innovative Stem Cell Technology and Applications to Heal Chronic Wounds

...excess of $4 billion. Radiation exposure, severe burns, and crush injuries of the bone are other causes of chronic open wounds. Our goal, through the dod grant, is to determine if there are multiple sources of autologous stem cells to effectively treat wounds, and Dr. Falanga's bone marrow procedure is ...

Advanced Life Sciences Awarded U.S. Department of Defense Biodefense Contract Valued at up to $3.8 Million

... Department of Defense (DoD) and the U.S. Strategic Command in the national effort to combat the weapons of mass destruction (WMD) threat. Under DTRA, dod resources, expertise and capabilities are combined to ensure the United States remains ready and able to address the present and future WMD threat. DT...

Covert Torture, Surveillance Jeopardizes the Freedom of American Citizens

...nd. It gives an overview of what in 1998 was state-of-the-art technology for crowd control and other applications. As stated in the article, "The dod confirmed to New Scientist that it released the documents, which detail five different 'maturing non-lethal technologies' using microwaves, ...

PharmAthene Closes Acquisition of Avecia Biodefense Vaccines Business Unit

...ory, a branch of the UK Ministry of Defence, advising Avecia of the recent resource allocation decision of the US Department of Defense (DoD) that the dod had decided not to fund Avecia's plague vaccine candidate beyond the current contractual commitments. Based on this development, the parties agreed to...

PharmAthene Reports Year-End 2007 Financial Results

... a branch of the UK Ministry of Defence, advising Avecia of the recent resource allocation decision of the US Department of Defense (DoD) and that the dod had decided not to fund Avecia's plague vaccine candidate beyond the current contractual commitments. The parties are engaged in discussions to amend ...

Department of Defense Awards $5.8 Million Contract Modification Providing Additional Funding for PharmAthene's Protexia(R) Program

...R). "We are delighted at the continued strong interest and support from the dod in our Protexia(R) program." "The dod continues to be at the forefront of the development of novel medical counte...

DMetrix and the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute Announce Cooperative Research and Development Agreement

...f nursing. USU's nationally ranked military and civilian faculty conduct cutting-edge research in the biomedical sciences and in areas specific to the dod health care mission such as combat casualty, infectious diseases, and radiation biology. The university is committed to technology transfer to ensure ...

PharmAthene Completes Pharmacokinetic Studies of Protexia(R); Program on Target for IND Filing in 2008

...lopment, in combination with the funding and partnership provided under our dod contract, will significantly enhance our ability to ensure that Protexia(R)...prophylaxis, Protexia(R). The contract includes a procurement option by the dod for an initial 90,000 doses of Protexia(R). The Protexia(R) contract was aw...
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