Daily Archives: December 9, 2011

A quick weekend read: ERC wins SBIR grant

Front page of The Business Journal, December 9, 2011, editionThe NSF Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials is starting the commercialization process for its biodegradable implant technology for reconstruction and regeneration.  A front-page story in today’s edition of The Business Journal details the work now being funded by an SBIR grant to develop a magnesium-alloy device that aims to make spinal fusion easier and less painful.

FBI Biosecurity Workshop: February 28 in RTP

News from the N.C. Association for Biomedical Research:

“Registration is under way for the popular Academic Biosecurity Workshop, which NCABR is presenting in partnership with the FBI. It is completely free to attend.

“The workshop will address potential biosecurity risks, information and skills needed for a successful attack on a research institution and warning signs to look for. It will promote the early reporting of suspicious activities and will solidify relationships between law enforcement, research institutions, community stakeholders and academia.”

“The workshop is geared toward academia, but is open to all employees of NCABR member organizations. Space is limited to 150 attendees.”