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Biodesign Institute's Stephen Albert Johnston and Kathryn F. Sykes Awarded $3.2 Million to Develop Vaccine to Thwart Biothreat

December 7, 2005 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University has been awarded a $3.2 million grant to develop a safe and effective vaccine against the disease tularemia, more commonly known as "rabbit fever." The bacterium that causes the disease, Francisella tularensis , is a potential biothreat agent against which no effective vaccine currently exists. The Biodesign Institute’s Center for...

ASU Spin-Out Company Acquired by Agilent Technologies

December 7, 2005 | News

Kimberly Ovitt, Director of Communication & Institutional Advancement (480)727-8688 | kimberly.ovitt@asu.edu   In a celebratory event held at the Biodesign Institute, Agilent Technologies, Inc., announced it has acquired ASU spin-out company Molecular Imaging Corporation. The company, which is a leading developer of atomic force microscopes and scanning probe microscope systems, was founded in 1993 by ASU professors Stuart Lindsay and Tianwei Jing. Lindsay now directs the Center...

Poste Named ASU Regents' Professor

December 4, 2005 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu George Poste, director of the Biodesign Institute and the Del E. Webb Distinguished Professor of Biology, has been named an ASU Regents’ Professor, joining the university’s most prestigious ranks. His selection, along with five other exceptional ASU professors, was ratified Dec. 2 by the Arizona Board of Regents. Regents’ Professors stand out for their accomplishments in...

ASU's Biodesign Institute Honored at Governor's Celebration of Innovation Awards

November 29, 2005 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu   At a sold-out event, Governor Janet Napolitano and Arizona’s technology leaders presented the Innovator of the Year Award for Academia to the Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology in the Biodesign Institute at ASU. Accepting the center’s award was Tsafrir Mor, whose team created a novel immune agent that elicits a protective immune response in mouse models of...

Levinson Elected AAAS Fellow

November 28, 2005 | News

Kimberly Ovitt, Director of Communication & Institutional Advancement (480)727-8688 | kimberly.ovitt@asu.edu   Rachel Levinson, director of the Biodesign Institute's Government and Industry Liaison Office, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a prestigious international society. Levinson was selected for "distinguished contributions to the governance of science and technology through dedicated and informed public service,...

Collective Brainpower: Integrated Biosystems Research Workshop

November 17, 2005 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu   Arizona’s Bioscience Researchers Produce Recommendations to Improve Collaborations More than 60 researchers representing some of the leading healthcare and bioscience research institutions in Arizona gathered on November 18 at ASU to discuss ways to strengthen the links within the state’s bioscience community and to build a unique network for integrated biosystems...

Biodesign's Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology Honored at Governor's Celebration of Innovation Awards

November 14, 2005 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.eduNovember 15, 2005 At a sold-out event, Governor Janet Napolitano and Arizona's technology leaders presented the Innovator of the Year Award for Academia to the Biodesign Institute's Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology. The award was presented for groundbreaking work in the area of prevention of HIV, the virus which causes AIDS Accepting the award was researcher Tsafrir Mor, who...

Innovate or Perish? Helping Developing Countries Fight Neglected Diseases

October 25, 2005 | News

Joe Caspermeyer, Media Relations Manager & Science Editor (480) 727-0369 | joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu   For the health challenges facing developing countries, the numbers alone are staggering. Every day, 40,000 people —enough to fill a sports stadium — die from preventable infectious diseases and malnutrition.  Entire generations of human potential are perishing. Given the scope of these challenges, is there a way for developing countries to solve health disparities...

Biodesign Institute Signs National Policy Expert to Liaison Office

October 19, 2005 | News

Kimberly Ovitt, Director of Communication & Institutional Advancement (480)727-8688 | kimberly.ovitt@asu.edu TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University has tapped national science policy expert Rachel Levinson to direct its Government and Industry Liaison Office. With more than 20 years experience, Levinson will lead efforts to facilitate mutually-beneficial relationships between Biodesign Institute researchers and federal funding agencies as well as private sector...

ASU Recruits World-Class Scientist To Direct Strategic And Industrial Alliances For The Biodesign Institute

October 19, 2005 | News

Kimberly Ovitt, Director of Communication & Institutional Advancement (480)727-8688 | kimberly.ovitt@asu.eduOctober 20, 2005 TEMPE, Ariz. - A top executive from SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute) has been appointed to the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University as director of strategy and research alliances. Michael Tracy will lead strategic initiatives between the Biodesign Institute and a variety of health care, industrial and governmental organizations. He...