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


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.


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

  • 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Link to additional posters not presented in the Technical Sessions.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Processing for Cellular Metrology, Alden Dima (NIST)

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

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

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

Link to additional posters not presented in the Technical Sessions.

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

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


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


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

1:40 pm – 2:40 pm Technical Presentations - Abstracts from Session 3
  • Standards for Quantitative CT and PET Imaging, Lisa Karam. (NIST)
  • Assessing the Performance of Software in Measuring Tumor Change, Charles Fenimore. (NIST)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Link to additional posters not presented in the Technical Sessions.

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

Released October 6, 2009, Updated June 2, 2021