COVID-19, Photonics

Researchers in Rochester are developing an optical chip on a disposable card that can detect exposure to multiple viruses within a minute—including the coronavirus that causes COVID-19—from a single drop of blood.

Led by University of Rochester Medical Center researcher Benjamin Miller, the $1.7 million project is funded by the US Department of...

Flexible Hybrid Electronics, Workforce

In partnership with NextFlex and Boeing, Midlands Technical College recently implemented a pilot of the FlexFactor program at Westwood High School in Columbia. FlexFactor, the flagship education program created by NextFlex, is designed to make secondary school students aware of the tremendous career possibilities available in the field of Advanced...

MxD
Digital Manufacturing

MxD has been awarded funding from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats (OCET) to identify the unique barriers and advantages of digital transformation in regulated medical product manufacturing.

Even prior to the pandemic’s disruptive effects, manufacturers of medical products were under increasing...

ARM
Robotics

Despite being universally adopted throughout traditional manufacturing, industrial robots have failed to find a place in garment sewing applications due to the robots’ difficulties in handling limp textiles. This makes the global apparel industry strongly dependent on, manual labor. The outputs from the ARM-funded technology project “Robotic...