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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Research Grants from MIT Deshpande Centre

What is hot in research? One indication is Research Grants from MIT Deshpande Centre. See the list for 2007 and pick yr winners.

The fall 2007 grant recipients are:
Continuous Drug Delivery: Yet-Ming Chiang
A new device to provide medicine through a portable delivery device to assist individuals with chronic diseases (renewal from fall 2006 grant round).

CD-4 T Lymphocyte-Counting Microchip: Utkan Demirci
A disposable CD-4 T lymphocyte-counting microchip providing fast, cost-effective on-site HIV virus monitoring to improve patient care in the developing world.

Drug Delivery for Heart Surgery Patients: Elazer Edelman
A unique means of safely administering peri-operative drugs for heart failure patients.

Compound to Enhance Immune Stimulation: Gerald Fink
A compound to stimulate a more powerful immune response to specific monoclonal antibodies, potentially enabling development of effective new disease therapies.

Energy Storage in Carbon Nanotube Super-Springs: Carol Livermore and Timothy Havel
A dramatically improved mechanical energy storage system that could lead to new products such as mechanical watches than run for a month between windings (renewal from Fall 2006 grant round).

Power Source for Terahertz Imaging: Keith Nelson
A compact power source enabling safe and efficient terahertz imaging for explosive detection and other applications.

High-Amperage Energy Storage Device: Donald Sadoway
A new technology to store high-amperage energy for industrial settings (renewal from Fall 2006 grant round).

High throughput Nanoscale Imaging: Henry Smith and Rajesh Menon
An absorbance modulation technique enabling economical high-resolution, high-throughput, nanoscale imaging for faster, more flexible analysis of nano-structures.

Renewable Propane from Biomass: Jefferson Tester
Technology to allow the production of propane from biomass, such as sugar, starches, or cellulose.

Drug delivery system to enhance healing of wounds and burns: Ioannis Yannas and Fran├žois Berthiaume
Novel skin substitutes designed to accelerate blood vessel growth, improve wound and burn healing, and to reduce the risk of infections.

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