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May 15

Masoud Agah's credit-card-sized gas chromatography (GC) platform can be operated by non-experts to analyze volatile compounds within seconds. This GC research, with its potential applications for wearable and portable detection devices, has drawn attention from the fields of health care, environmental monitoring, industrial, petrochemical and automotive applications, building automation, and homeland security, especially driven by global government regulations for safety.
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May 01

We are pleased to announce that VTIP has moved as of May 1, 2017. We are still in the VT Corporate Research Center, now at 1700 Kraft Drive.
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Apr 17

Compared with the most advanced 3D printer on the market, Rayne Zheng’s technology allows for faster speed, larger area (>5 cm), and higher resolution (1 micron), plus the ability to print with multiple materials. Using his novel, low-cost 3D printing systems, the group has sucessfully fabricated a range of hierarchical micro-structures with material ranging from polymer to metal and high-temperature ceramics, including microfluidics chips (Lab-on-Chip), also known as microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) in biomedical and biological applications (BioMEMS).
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Apr 06

  RICHMOND, VA – April 6, 2017 – Virginia Biosciences Health Research Corporation (VBHRC/“the catalyst”) today announced that it is accepting applications/letters of intent (LOIs) for Round 7 of grants to fund the development, validation and application of new approaches to diagnosing, preventing and treating neurological conditions, including brain injuries, brain developmental disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, neuropsychiatric and behavioral disorders, as well as addiction and substance abuse. The awards, which range from $200,000 to $800,000, will accelerate translational research in the Commonwealth of Virginia through collaborations between industry and Virginia research universities. The deadline for consideration is June 8, 2017. Applications/LOIs and grant criteria can be downloaded from the VBHRC website (

Mar 27

Created by Jonathan Caldwell and Joseph Tolley, LyraScore is a system designed to enhance large ensemble music rehearsals, allowing for unique, licensed parts to be distributed electronically to all members of the ensemble, eliminating the need for paper part distribution and controlling access to licensed material. The capabilities of the system have wide-ranging implications in both music and non-music environments as well, in academic, business, and government settings.
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