Dozens of foreign insects and plant diseases slipped undetected into the United States in the years after 9/11, when authorities were so focused on preventing another attack that they overlooked a pest explosion that threatened the quality of the nation's food supply.
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory recently received $3 million from the National Institutes of Health to acquire a new biomedical accelerator mass spectrometry (bioAMS) instrument. The instrument will provide faster analysis for medical and other biological research.
Technology firms frequently require workers to sign non-compete agreements, which typically bar their employees from joining rival companies for one to two years. A new study of more than 1,000 engineers, conducted by an MIT professor, shows that these agreements come with a high cost for employees.
The Dow Chemical Company and Argonne National Laboratory announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for a multi-year research collaboration to jointly develop the next generation of materials for advanced battery technologies.
Planview, a portfolio management company, and Kalypso, an innovation consulting firm, are bringing cutting-edge practices in innovation management to product-driven organizations. Planview has integrated Kalypso's Nova, a practical, results-oriented model for driving improved product development performance, into its acclaimed portfolio management (PPM) solution.
For some, Marcellus Shale natural gas represents a economic boon for America. For others, it’s an ongoing ecological disaster. Scientists worry that as advocates on both sides spin every shred of research to fit their own views, they will ignore the bigger picture.
PerkinElmer Inc. announced the addition of its new Universal Operational Qualification (UOQ) offering, as part of its growing suite of compliance services for pharmaceutical, biotech, and other regulated laboratory environments.
AMSilk and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research have joined forces in the current development of a novel spin process for making high-performance fibers from AMSilk's spider silk proteins.
Bruker Corporation announced the signing of a purchase agreement to acquire Center for Tribology Inc. (CETR) for an undisclosed amount. The transaction is expected to close at the end of the third quarter of 2011, subject to customary closing conditions.
Ziptronix Inc. has signed a licensing agreement with Sony Corporation for the use of Ziptronix's patents regarding oxide bonding technology for backside illumination imaging sensors.
Researchers from Louisiana Tech University will be floating high above the Gulf of Mexico this month to conduct zero-gravity testing of an experimental DNA analysis instrument developed at Tech that could benefit future NASA astronauts.
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America Inc. have entered into a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on integrating Motoman Robotics' line of industrial robots with the open-source ROS (Robot Operating System) software.
Dow Kokam and the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are working together to enhance the Michigan-based company's capabilities to develop and commercialize advanced lithium ion batteries.
Cresset and Redx Pharma announced that they have signed a major drug discovery collaboration, which gives Redx Pharma access to Cresset's computational chemistry technologies for use on their portfolio of drug discovery programs.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced it has teamed with Lockheed Martin to provide customers calibration service of their test and measurement equipment in the United States.
GE Healthcare and AB SCIEX announced a collaboration agreement to provide GE Healthcare's Smart Asset Management Services (SAMS) customers throughout North America with the option for full on-site service and maintenance support of AB SCIEX mass spectrometry systems.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a national partnership to protect Americans' health by improving rural drinking water and wastewater systems. The agreement will send federal resources to support communities that need assistance and promote job training, while addressing the growing workforce shortage in the water industry.
UT-Battelle has entered into an exclusive distributorship license with East View Cartographic (EVC) for a population distribution database. The LandScan High Resolution Global Population DataSet, developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has already seen success in a number of research, educational, humanitarian, and corporate applications.
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics and JEOL have signed a strategic partnership for the design, manufacture, and distribution of advanced clinical chemistry platforms for the global clinical laboratory market, which experienced an estimated 5% growth in 2010 and is expected to climb in the future.
Thermo Fisher Scientific announced that it has acquired TREK Diagnostic Systems, a global provider of microbiology solutions. The addition to VersaTREK platforms to its microbiology portfolio allows Thermo to offer automated systems for blood culture and the detection of mycobacteria for the first time.
Quanterix Corporation and Sony DADC Austria AG announced that they have entered into a collaboration for the development and manufacture of "smart consumables" for use in the life science and in vitro diagnostic (IVD) markets.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has signed an agreement with the Clean Energy Research Institute in China to conduct joint research and development of clean energy technologies.
The Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics D-dimer assay for the company's Stratus CS Acute Care Diagnostic System has been cleared by the FDA to exclude pulmonary embolism in conjunction with a non-high clinical pretest probability assessment model in point-of-care.
SensorDynamics, a manufacturer of MEMS and wireless semiconductor products, announced that it was acquired by Maxim Integrated Products, a manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products. Maxim is paying approximately $130 million plus the assumption of about $34 million in debt to acquire SensorDynamics.
ITT Corporation and privately held YSI Incorporated announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for ITT to acquire, via merger, YSI, a developer and manufacturer of sensors, instruments, software, and data collection platforms for environmental water monitoring.