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TEDCO NIST NIH Bio-Imaging Technologies Showcase (9/2009)

For Immediate Release: October 6, 2009

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Contact: Office of Technology Partnerships


TEDCO, NIST and NIH Present Bio-imaging Technologies For Commercial Adoption

On Tuesday, October 6, 2009, NIST and NIH presented novel bio-imaging technologies developed at their Labs. The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) sponsored this showcase featuring more than 50 government-developed technologies available for licensing or use by interested individuals, small businesses and corporations.

In addition to the more than 50 new technologies showcased, the event featured two dozen speakers, 12 from NIST and 12 from NIH, information on laboratory facilities at NIH and NIST that are available for public use, and a tour of NIST facilities. NIST researchers demonstrated bio-imaging technologies, such as a passive terahertz heterodyne imager for biomedical applications and nanoprobes for the diagnostic detection of infectious diseases.

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7:15 am – 8:15 am Registration, continental breakfast, and networking

8:15 am – 8:30 am
Welcoming Remarks
  • John Wasilisin Acting President and Executive Director,
    Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO)

  • Belinda L. Collins, Ph.D. Director, Technology Services, NIST PDF logo

  • Mark L. Rohrbaugh, Ph.D., J.D., Director, Office of Technology Transfer, NIH

8:30 am – 9:15 am Keynote Speakers
  • Gary Griffiths, Ph.D., Director, Imaging Probe Development Center,
    National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) PDF logo

  • Jason Boehm, Ph.D., Acting Director of Program Office, NIST PDF logo

9:15 am -10:15 am Technical Presentations - Abstracts from Session 1 PDF logo
  • Background Suppression in Broadband Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (CARS)
    Microscopy Processing for Cellular Metrology, Marcus Cicerone. (NIST) PDF logo

  • Optimizing Multi-photon Fluorescence Microscopy Light Collection by Total Emission Detection (TED),
    Christian A. Combs. ( NHLBI) PDF logo

  • Optical Microscopy and Image Analysis at the National Cancer Institute - Frederick with
    Emphasis on Validation, Stephen J. Lockett. (SAIC/NCI – Frederick) PDF logo

  • The Advanced Technology Partnerships Initiative: Access to World-Class BioImaging Resources
    through Collaboration, Bruce Crise. (SAIC/NCI – Frederick) PDF logo

  • Bioimaging Applications of Modern Nanoparticle Constructions, Joseph J. Barchi, Jr., Ph.D. (NCI-Frederick) PDF logo

  • Nanoparticles in Lymphatic Imaging, Peter L. Choyke, M.D. (NCI) PDF logo

  • Quantitative Molecular Sensors and Imaging Techniques for Diagnostic Detection of
    Infectious Diseases, Jeeseong Hwang. (NIST) PDF logo

  • Method of Preparing Macromolecular Contrast Agents and Uses Thereof, Martin W. Brechbiel. (NCI) PDF logo

10:15 am – 10:35 am Networking Break, Poster Sessions, Exhibit Floor

Link to additional posters not presented in the Technical Sessions. PDF logo

10:35 am – 11:00 am Company Success Stories
  • NIST, Reactive Nanotechnologies PDF logo

  • NIH, Integrated BioTherapeutics PDF logo
11:00 am – 11:10 am TEDCO Funding Briefing PDF logo

11:10 am – 12:10 pm Technical Presentations - Abstracts from Session 2 PDF logo
  • 3D imaging of HIV transmission and entry, Sriram Subramaniam. (NCI) PDF logo

  • Site-Specific Chemical Mapping of Individual Cells in Two- and Three Dimensions with
    Imaging Mass Spectrometry, Christopher Szakal. (NIST) PDF logo

  • Live Cell Microscopy to Follow the Temporal Regulation of Gene Expression, Michael Halter. (NIST) PDF logo

  • Processing for Cellular Metrology, Alden Dima (NIST) PDF logo

  • Phantom Development to Support Quantitative MRI, Robert Usselman. (NIST) PDF logo

  • Color Contrast Agents for MRI Utilizing Magnetic Microstructures, Gary Zabow. (NIST/NINDS) PDF logo

  • Multicolored Fluorescent Cell Lines for High-Throughput Drug Discovery, Enrique Zudaire. (NCI) PDF logo
12:10 am – 1:10 pm Lunch, Networking, Poster Sessions, Exhibit Floor

Link to additional posters not presented in the Technical Sessions. PDF logo

1:10 pm – 1:20 pm Special Session: Why Partner/Collaborate with Fed?
  • Mojdeh Bahar, Coordinator, Mid Atlantic Region, Federal Lab Consortium and Chief,
    Cancer Branch, Office of Technology Transfer, NIH PDF logo

1:20 pm – 1:40 pm Resources Available to the Public Sector


  • Jason Cristofaro, Intellectual Property Advisor, Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, NCI PDF logo


  • Dan Neumann, Neutron Facility, NIST
  • Vincent Luciani, Nanofabrication User Facility, NIST PDF logo

1:40 pm – 2:40 pm Technical Presentations - Abstracts from Session 3 PDF logo
  • Standards for Quantitative CT and PET Imaging, Lisa Karam. (NIST) PDF logo

  • Assessing the Performance of Software in Measuring Tumor Change, Charles Fenimore. (NIST) PDF logo

  • Passive Terahertz Heterodyne Imager for Biomedical Applications, Eyal Gerecht. (NIST) PDF logo

  • X-ray Microcomputed Tomography to Measure Cell Adhesion and Proliferation in
    Polymer Scaffolds, Carl Simon. (NIST) PDF logo

  • Instrumentation for Fast Functional in Vivo Imaging of Small Animals Employing
    Free Radical Spin Probes, Sankaran Subramanian. (NCI) PDF logo

  • Development of RF Preamplifiers and RF Coils for High Field MRI, Afonso C. Silva. (NINDS) PDF logo

  • Susceptibility-Matched Multiwell Plates for High-Throughput Screening by Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    and Spectroscopy, Kenneth W. Fishbein. (NIA) PDF logo

  • Metrology Tools for Quantitative Medical Optical Imaging, Maritoni Litorja. (NIST) PDF logo

2:40 pm – 4:00 pm Networking (Poster Sessions, Exhibit Floor)

Link to additional posters not presented in the Technical Sessions. PDF logo

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tours of NIST Imaging Labs