Tag Archives: medicine

Rob Johnson: Scientific Research Projects to Leverage Exascale Computing System ‘Aurora’

Rob Johnson, owner of Portland, Ore.-based marketing and communications consulting firm Fine Tuning, wrote in a Federal News Network commentary piece published Wednesday about the Aurora exascale computing system of the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and how it could help advance research across medicine, engineering, chemistry and other scientific disciplines.

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ElectroCore to Distribute Cluster Headache Prevention Tool Under Federal Supply Contract

ElectroCore, a provider of bioelectronic medicine, has received a five-year contract to distribute a hand-held medical therapy product across the Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, Bureau of Prisons, Indian Health Services and Public Health Services. The company said Wednesday it will provide its gammaCore technology to more than …

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Army Seeks Info on Manufacturing Processes for Cryopreserved Platelets

The U.S. Army is seeking information on current good manufacturing processes for a cryopreserved platelets product to aid the Army Medical Materiel Development Activity’s endeavors to treat severe hemorrhage caused by combat trauma. USAMMDA seeks to develop medical products through collaborations with commercial partners in efforts to protect military combatants as part …

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Wanda Gamble on Battelle’s Federal Health Analytics Collaborations & Agencies’ Precision Medicine Goals

Wanda Gamble oversees the health and analytics unit at Battelle as a vice president for the nonprofit science and research organization whose federal healthcare clients include the departments of Health and Human Services and Veterans Affairs, HHS components and the Military Health System. She joined Columbus, Ohio-headquartered Battelle in 2012 after three years at …

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Kitron to Produce Integrated Backplane Assembly for Lockheed’s LRIP Lot 11 F-35s

Lockheed Martin has awarded Kitron a multimillion dollar contract to provide integrated backplane assembly for F-35 jets under low-rate initial production lot 11. Kitron said Tuesday it will manufacture, test, maintain and repair the IBA in F-35s as part of the manufacturing license agreement with Lockheed. “After years of supplying for the earlier stages …

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Pfenex, HHS Begin Clinical Studies for New Anthrax Vaccine; Robin Robinson Comments

Pfenex Inc. and the Department of Health and Human Services have begun  clinical research for a new anthrax vaccine under a 30-month, $15.9 million contract. The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority will lead the project to develop the experimental vaccines Px563L and RPA563, which target the anthrax cell-binding protein, HHS said …

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Daniel Heller: Lockheed Tests Nanotech for Oil-Drilling Wastewater Filtration

Lockheed Martin has signed an agreement with two oil and natural gas producers to evaluate the potential of a Lockheed-designed membrane technology to filter wastewater at oil drilling sites, Reuters reported Friday. David Alexander writes Daniel Heller, vice president for sustainability technologies at Lockheed, said the company has been exploring the Perforene …

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YarcData-Selventa Team Aims to Help ID New Medicines Through Analytics; Dave de Graaf Comments

YarcData and Selventa have teamed up to use the former’s data analytics tool to help pharmaceutical businesses identify drugs, discover new medicines and speed up deliveries. Selventa will use YarcData’s Urika platform designed for real-time data searches to deliver personalized medicine to patients, the companies said Tuesday. “With 50 percent …

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Deloitte, Intermountain Healthcare Unveil Health Analytics App; Peter Haug, Brett Davis Comment

Deloitte and Intermountain Healthcare have jointly introduced an analytics application designed to help life sciences customers develop medicines using clinical data. PopulationMiner will work to gather information about large volumes of clinical, financial and operational data stored in Intermountain’s database for patient-outcome analysis, the companies said Wednesday. The companies will release …

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CAE Helps Build Simulation-Based Paramedic Training System

CAE and Ambulance Victoria have designed a training system for medical professionals to handle multiple casualties in times of emergencies at the SimTect/SimHealth exhibition in Australia Tuesday. Ambulance Victoria Virtual Paramedic, a finalist at the SimTect Serious Games Showcase and Challenge, works to offer simulation scenarios of situations that need immediate …

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