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Biebrich Scarlet for Fluorescent Staining of Cells
     The Biebrich scarlet fluorescent stain specificity stains certain cellular organelles of white blood cells, such as eosinophil granules. It has exemplary spectral properties, is soluble in water at a neutral pH, and is photo-fixed forming covalent bonds with cellular constituents and preventing its redistribution during tissue preparation and analysis.

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Cancer Therapy using Engineered Tanapox Virus
Cancer Therapy using Engineered Tanapox Virus: Wild-type tanapox virus (TPV) causes very mild illness and is not transmitted from person to person making it desirable for cancer therapy. A recombinant tanapox virus (TPV), TPV/Δ2L66R/fliC, has been created that specifically replicates in cancer cells, stimulates host innate immunity, and does not reduce TNF-mediated, host inflammatory and antiviral immune responses. TPV/Δ2L66R /fliC has demonstrated impressive oncolytic activity through regression of human colorectal cancer xenografted tumors in mice with innate immunity.

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Dual Pressure, Respiratory Assistance Device
    This is a device to assist the breathing and lung development of premature babies or adults by providing oscillating, bi-level air pressure to prevent lung collapse and to recruit alveoli.  This device is inexpensive to manufacture and deploy and doesn’t require an electrical supply for its operation. It provides hospitals with limited resources, the ability to sustain and treat premature babies.

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Low Cost, Flexible, Microfluidic System
     A microfluidic device has been developed that is  easy (no clean room) to manufacture and is made from a flexible material that avoids breakage. The Microfluidic System can be configured to perform multiple functions, which are common to microfluidic devices, while being low cost for disposable applications.

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Microfluidics Bio-Sensor for Bio-Marker Measurement
     This microfluidics bio-sensor is an acoustic wave-based, sensor system incorporating functionalized nanotubes that accurately measures biomolecules present in low picomolar concentrations in a sample as small as 10 µl.  This miniature, integrated system can instantaneously measure blood-borne biomarkers linked to diseases, like cancers, and to disease progression.

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Performance Feedback Punching Bag System

This Punching Bag System provides real-time, audio feedback to the exerciser. The user’s workout music is modified with their present performance and based on previous workout data. Faster punching speeds up the tempo of the song the user is working out to, while slower punching slows the song. The force of the punch alters the volume (decibels) of the music and punch accuracy changes the pitch (Hertz) of the music. The user can also specify positive and negative playlists for meeting and not meeting their workout goals. In addition, this feedback system can be utilized with other exercise equipment.