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NIH RADx initiative advances six new COVID-19 testing technologies

NIH, with BARDA, today announced a third round of contract awards for scale-up and manufacturing of new COVID-19 testing technologies.
6-Oct-2020 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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NIH award contracts to develop innovative digital health technologies for COVID-19

NIH has awarded seven contracts to companies and academic institutions to develop digital health solutions that help address the COVID-19 pandemic.
15-Sep-2020 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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NIH continues to boost national COVID-19 testing capacity

NIH today announced $129.3 million in scale-up and manufacturing support for a new set of COVID-19 testing technologies as part of its RADx initiative. NIH is awarding contracts to nine companies for technologies that include portable point-of-care...
2-Sep-2020 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Low-cost, customizable microscope takes top biomedical engineering prize

The winners of National Institutes of Health’s 9th annual Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge developed simple and low-cost diagnostics and treatments for conditions such as tuberculosis, cervical cancer, birth defects, and...
25-Aug-2020 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Nanoparticles enhance gene therapies for eye disease

NIBIB-funded researchers have created nanoparticles for successful gene therapy of a mouse model of macular degeneration. The nanoparticle carriers have the potential to significantly expand the effectiveness of gene therapies for human eye...
14-Aug-2020 4:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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NIH harnesses AI for COVID-19 diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring

NIH has launched an ambitious effort to use artificial intelligence, computation, and medical imaging to enable early disease detection, inform successful treatment strategies, and predict individual disease outcomes of COVID-19.
5-Aug-2020 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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NIH delivering new COVID-19 testing technologies to meet U.S. demand

The National Institutes of Health is investing $248.7 million in new technologies to address challenges associated with COVID-19 testing (which detects SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus).
31-Jul-2020 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Engineers 3D-print sensors onto moving organs

A new technique funded by NIBIB and developed by University of Minnesota researchers allows 3D printing of hydrogel-based sensors directly on the surface of organs, such as lungs—even as they expand and contract.
1-Jul-2020 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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