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2013-02-26 16:21:04

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- All things considered, it's not surprising that George Whitesides is president and CEO of Virgin Galactic. Earlier in his career, he served as vice president of marketing for private space-tourism company Zero Gravity before becoming executive director at the National Space Society--and then NASA's chief of staff. And when Virgin Galactic was launched in 2004, Whitesides immediately contacted Virgin headquarters to tell them he wanted to...

2010-01-25 10:59:00

Whitesides will be honored at Heritage Day 2010, a two-day celebration beginning with the 13th annual presentation of the Othmer Gold Medal. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) has named George M. Whitesides, winner of the Kyoto Prize and the National Medal of Science, recipient of the 2010 Othmer Gold Medal. The Othmer Gold Medal ceremony and dinner will open the eighth annual Heritage Day on Wednesday, 7 April 2010. "George...

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2009-10-20 07:52:19

Stacks of filter paper provide a realistic, easy-to-use medium for growing cells An insight from the labs of Harvard chemist George Whitesides and cell biologist Don Ingber is likely to make a fundamental shift in how biologists grow and study cells "“ and it's as cheap and simple as reaching for a paper towel. Ratmir Derda, a postdoctoral student co-mentored by Whitesides and Ingber at Harvard's new Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, has realized that by growing...

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2008-10-16 10:50:00

Plastic tubing taped to a handheld egg-beater could save lives in developing countries, the Royal Society of Chemistry's journal Lab on a Chip reports. The low-cost centrifuge replacement can separate plasma from blood in minutes, which is used in tests to detect lethal infectious diseases responsible for half of all deaths in developing countries. George Whitesides and colleagues at Harvard University, say the plasma obtained is easily good enough to use in tests to detect diseases such as...

2008-10-08 00:00:31

Merck KGaA (EMD in North America) announced today the extension of its existing strategic alliance with Nano-Terra, Inc., a leading nanotechnology co-development company. The original agreement between the companies, announced in February 2007, was to develop innovative, nanotechnology-based products and solutions based on Merck's materials. After successfully meeting initial development milestones, this new agreement will focus on specific application development for Merck...