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The Biodesign Institute Names Chief Operating Officer

August 30, 2004 | News

Kimberly Ovitt, Director of Communication & Institutional Advancement (480)727-8688 | kimberly.ovitt@asu.edu August 31, 2004   Yaa-Yin Meng has been named Chief Operating Officer of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. Meng has been with ASU for the past 21 years, having served a variety of management roles. Most recently, Meng served as the Assistant Dean of Business Administration for the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering. Meng will lead the development...

Grant allows The Biodesign Institute To Fabricate Nanoscale Structures

August 23, 2004 | News

Kimberly Ovitt, Director of Communication & Institutional Advancement (480)727-8688 | kimberly.ovitt@asu.eduAugust 24, 2004 A grant from the National Science Foundation has enabled the Biodesign Institute at ASU to purchase an instrument allowing researchers to construct nanoscale prototypes of objects that could be used in a wide range of biotech applications. A nanometer is a billionth of a meter, or about 1,000 times smaller than a human hair. The equipment, called a Focused Ion Beam...

Ovitt joins ASU's Biodesign Institute

June 30, 2004 | News

Skip Derra, (480) 965-4823 | skip.derra@asu.edu ASU Insight, July 1, 2004   Kimberly Ovitt, 23-year veteran in public relations and communication, has joined ASU as the director of communication and public relations for the Biodesign Institute. Ovitt is moving to ASU from Phoenix Children’s Hospital, where she handled the internal and external communications of one of the 10 largest children’s hospitals in the nation. Ovitt says the Biodesign Institute is on the leading edge...

Gratitude swells

June 2, 2004 | News

ASU Insight, June 3, 2004 A picnic lunch on May 27 was a gesture of thanks for the construction workers’ dedication to building the Biodesign Institute, formerly named Arizona Biodesign Institute. The event was organized and paid for by Researcher and Professor Colleen Brophy and the researchers in the Center for Protein and Peptide Therapeutics. With more than 400 workers in attendance, Brophy expressed her gratitude, while researchers served up sub sandwiches, chips, soda and candy...

Wired Uniform

May 12, 2004 | News

A military camouflage outfit that includes embedded sensors, power sources and displays is one of two outfits ASU researchers are featuring at Wired Magazine’s NextFest in San Francisco, May 14-16. Key capabilities of the camouflage outfit include pathogen detectors, a flexible electroluminescent display and a fuel cell to power the equipment. The camouflage outfit and a dance outfit are part of the ASU exhibit at NextFest, which highlights embedded electronics for fashion and wellness....

Top ASU Faculty Make Research Meaningful

February 26, 2004 | News

Shrinking fuel cells may power future Researchers at ASU are applying nanotechnology to the design of fuel cells. Their work could lead to "several new ways of dealing with shortcomings of conventional fuel cells," says Frederic Zenhausern, director of the Center for Applied Nanobioscience (ANBC) at the Arizona Biodesign Institute. At ANBC, Professor Don Gervasio and his team are developing micro-fuel cells for portable applications. Gervasio says the goal is to develop a complete...

Researchers compare human genome sequence for clues to evolution

February 26, 2004 | News

An ASU researcher is part of a group of scientists reporting the first large-scale comparison of the human genome to 12 other vertebrates. The work is an important step in understanding how vertebrate species are genetically similar or different from one another, and provides a glimpse into the evolutionary past of humans. For example, the work shows that humans are more closely related to rodents than to dogs or cats. The team, which includes Jeff Touchman - an assistant professor of biology...

Technology gives bacteria researchers new tools

February 26, 2004 | News

Developing new weapons against antibiotic-resistant bacteria and fungi is the goal of ASU researchers working with technology donated from Hercules, Inc., a global manufacturer of chemical specialties used to make a variety of products for home, office and industrial markets. Hercules has signed an agreement to transfer to ASU patents and know-how related to new microbiocides for developing potential new biotechnology products. "This technology package from Hercules is exciting because it is a...