Our mission: improve newborn survival and health in the developing world
We are developing cutting edge healthcare technologies for where they’re gravely needed and will have an incredible impact—vulnerable populations in low-resource countries. Annually, over 46 million newborns in developing countries around the world need interventions for complications that happen at or around birth, 600,000 in Uganda alone. Every Neopenda device has the potential to save the life of a newborn for less than $1, once it is produced at scale.
May 11, 2016 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The MITRE Corporation McLean Campus, MITRE 2 7515 Colshire Drive McLean, VA 22102
Please join us at the MITRE Corporation on the evening of May 11, 2016, for an event that will bring together cyber technology providers, entrepreneurs, investment companies, and others interested in hearing about the latest in available cyber technologies and products.
Reasons to attend:
- Discover emerging technologies that could be game changers
- Hear pitches and get demos on innovative technologies from MITRE and other regional companies
- Learn about U.S. government's need in the cyber domain Network with individuals, investors and companies impacting the region's technology ecosystem
Johns Hopkins is launching an immunotherapy center for cancer research with a $125 million gift from longtime Hopkins donors Michael R. Bloomberg and Sidney Kimmel, along with other donors.
Johns Hopkins is setting its sights on an end to cancer with its new Bloomberg-Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy.
Are you a local engineering firm, technology-based company, or biohealth startup? Are you a STEM-based business in the Tri-State area? The Federal Laboratory Consortium is coming to Hagerstown on April 12, 2016 to share the latest technologies and research capabilities of the federal labs. NIST, NSA, NASA, NIH, & USDA will all be at Hagerstown Community College for the Small Business Forum from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Connect with representatives from each lab and discover how you can benefit from working with their lab.
Eight small and mid-sized Montgomery County companies have been awarded ExportMD grants by the Maryland Department of Commerce to help promote their products and services in the global marketplace. The state awarded a total of 16 grants and the lion’s share went to local businesses. The companies receiving grants are: American General Supplies; Care Systems, Inc.; MagBio Genomics; Molecular Transfer, Inc.; Patton Electronics Co.; PW Communications; Rife International, LLC; and Washington Laboratories.
Ramani Duraiswami is the first person to admit that you have to try his technology to truly understand what it is.
The Alexandria Center for Life Science currently houses some of the most ambitious biotech startups in New York, not to mention some outposts for pharma companies like Roche and Pfizer. Not bad for something that, as Alexandria Real Estate Equities CEO Joel Marcus said, “was a contaminated laundry site” just a short time ago.
Johns Hopkins Medicine has performed the nation's first liver and kidney transplants from a donor infected with HIV to recipients also infected with the virus, a triumph for one of the transplant surgeons, who fought for six years for federal approval of the life-saving surgery.
As part of the Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program (Kids First), the NIH invites applications to use whole genome sequencing at a Kids First-supported sequencing center to elucidate the genetic contribution to childhood cancers, and to investigate the genetic etiology of structural birth defects. These data will become part of the Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Data Resource (Kids First Data Resource) for the pediatric research community.
GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd is looking at launching two or three combination vaccines in India in the near future, to address a host of paediatric disease. The company is also organising programmes to spread awareness about the need of vaccination among public.
There is an element of synchronicity associated with blogging at this time on my work and career path at the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA). On March 28th, I will celebrate 28 years with the Philadelphia Regional Office of EDA so in some ways, I AM living history here at DOC, part of the EDA institutional knowledge base. EDA is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016 and I am proud to carry the torch cheerleading for and at EDA, a DOC program that has invested and leveraged billions of dollars in its role as the only federal agency focused exclusively on economic development.
The Washington-based start-up incubator known as 1776 has received a $7.2 million investment from Steve and Jean Case and others to help the for-profit consultant find and grow more small businesses throughout the world.
Leading the investment in 1776 is the Pepper Group, a technology investment firm based in Australia. Several unnamed investors also participated.
I stand, a cyborg micronaut, in front of the biggest human heart any person has ever seen.
It is Arch Obler huge, a flesh pump the size of a skyscraper, but I manipulate it with god-like facility, rotating it in midair with my hands and bisecting it with just a flick of the finger. Through ventricles and thundering aorta I dive, floating through heart chambers so enormous, they become corpuscle cathedrals.
Nearly six years after developing the first self-replicating life form with a chemically created genome, scientists at the J. Craig Venter Institute in La Jolla have cut that bacterium's genome nearly in half. The result is a creature with a smaller genome than has ever been found in nature.
When someone with a high fever walks into a rural African clinic, diagnosis could be murky. The symptoms could be those of dengue, Ebola, West Nile disease, malaria or flu, and blood work results from distant labs, if available, often takes days. Now a handful of researchers are separately working on inexpensive, paper-based diagnostic tests that accurately pinpoint the cause of a disease in minutes and could speed up treatment and prevent its spread. The lack of funds and commercial partners however, means most might languish in labs.
The cybersecurity industry is predicted to double by 2020 and the DC metro area is the center of cybersecurity innovation in the US. Therefore it should be no surprise that the premiere accelerator for information security startups and entrepreneurs calls this area home. The accelerator is Mach37 and they’ve just announced their most recent cohort.
Physician entrepreneurs or wannapreneurs ask a lot of questions about the processes of biomedical and clinical innovation and entrepreneurship. Given their lack of training in medical school, it comes as no surprise and most have to get the information on their own. Maybe these answers to your FAQs will help:
Best Pharma Brands, a global study, identifies the biopharma companies that are addressing healthcare professionals’ (HCPs), payers’, and policy makers’ needs. The study examines what value means to HCPs and illustrates the influence the corporate brand has in conveying that value. It reveals how leading companies are beginning to deliver on what matters to HCPs.