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Roadmap for Advanced Cell Manufacturing Shows Path to Cell-Based Therapeutics

An industry-driven consortium has developed a national roadmap designed to chart the path to large-scale manufacturing of cell-based therapeutics for use in a broad range of illnesses including cancer, neuro-degenerative diseases, blood and vision disorders, and organ regeneration and repair.  
     To advance that goal, the Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) have launched the National Cell Manufacturing Consortium (NCMC), an industry-academic-government partnership that recently released the National Roadmap for Advanced Cell Manufacturing. Establishment of the consortium and development of this 10-year national roadmap was sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The roadmap was announced June 13 at the White House Organ Summit.

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Ross Ethier Awarded Grant to Support Astronaut Health on Long Duration Space Exploration Missions

Ross Ethier, professor of biomedical engineering and Georgia Research Alliance Lawrence L. Gellerstedt, Jr. Eminent Scholar in Bioengineering, is one of two College of Engineering faculty members awarded grants to support astronaut health on long duration space exploration missions. NASA's Human Research Program and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) will fund 27 proposals to help answer questions about astronaut health and performance during future long duration missions beyond low Earth orbit.

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Global Teamwork Develops Tiny Mirror to Improve Microscope Resolution for Studying Cell's Micron-scale Structures

A tiny mirror could make a huge difference for scientists trying to understand what’s happening in the micron-scale structures of living cells. By growing cells on the mirrors and imaging them using super-resolution microscopy, a group of scientists from Peking University, the Georgia Institute of Technology (Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering), and the University of Technology Sydney have addressed a problem that has long challenged scientists: Seeing the structures of three dimensional cells with comparable resolution in each dimension.

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May Wang Helps Develop Wearable Sensing Technology for Heart Failure Patients

With the support of a five-year, $2.86 million R01 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), and Northwestern University are working to address this issue by building wearable and weighing-scale-based ballistocardiogram (BCG) technology for monitoring heart failure patients at home.
 
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Frank Hammond's Research Focused on Creating Wearable, Useable Devices for Humans

“The inspiration for most of my research is getting robots involved in activities of daily life, creating a collaborative environment for humans and robots,” says Frank Hammond, assistant professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering and the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. “You’ve seen a lot of the robots that are available commercially – robots that sweep floors for example, robots that are very good at doing a certain job very precisely, quickly and reliably, over and over again for tens of thousands of cycles.” Instead, Hammond is interested in building machines capable of performing complex tasks in concert with their human hosts, wearable devices that are “adaptive and flexible, in direct contact with humans, capable of augmenting human motion.”

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Michael Davis to Become Associate Chair for Graduate Studies

“I am thrilled that Mike Davis will be our new associate chair for graduate studies. He has done a phenomenal job as the director of graduate admissions, and he cares deeply about our graduate students,“ said Ravi Bellamkonda, chair of the Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering. “Garrett Stanley (previous associate chair) built a great foundation, with several innovative programs including professional development now incorporated into our graduate curriculum, and we are grateful for Garrett’s service. Mike’s appointment will enable greater integration of our graduate program across Georgia Tech and Emory.”

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BME Road Trip Takes its Message to the Front Door of the Biomedical Industry 

Every year, usually early spring or late winter, a group of representatives from the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at the Georgia Institute of Technology hits the road to visit different biotech companies in another part of the country. It’s partly a recruiting trip but it’s also a promotional junket to raise awareness for one of the nation’s top-ranked BME programs.

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