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2013-09-04 12:20:36

WORCESTER, Mass., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Coghlin Companies was contracted by Wilmington, Mass.-based Implant Sciences Corporation to manufacture the Quantum Sniffer QS-H150 handheld explosives trace detector. This explosive detector was used to protect the more than 600 people who attended the birthday celebration of Queen Elizabeth II at the British Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in June. "We work closely and transparently with Implant Sciences Corporation to build their...

2013-08-29 23:04:16

Led by WPI, a multi-institution team is developing a system that combines an MRI-guided robot with ablation by high-intensity ultrasound to accurately destroy tumors without damaging surrounding tissue. Worcester, Mass. (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 With a five-year, $3 million R01 award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), through the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a team of researchers led by Gregory Fischer, PhD, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and robotics...

2013-08-28 23:01:42

Five-year program will refine use of adult stem cells and novel biological sutures developed at WPI to heal damaged hearts. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a five-year, $1.94 million grant to a biomedical research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) working at the forefront of cell therapies for healing cardiac muscle damaged by heart attack or chronic disease. Funded through the NIH's premiere Research Project Grant...

2013-07-30 23:04:25

Global pioneer of biotechnology education, research and workforce development programs to lead the BETC. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 Worcester Polytechnic Institute today named Kamal A. Rashid, PhD, as director of the university’s Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center (BETC). An internationally recognized leader in biotechnology education, research and workforce development programs, he will also hold research professorships in the departments of Chemical Engineering,...

2013-07-30 12:28:47

WORCESTER, Mass., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coghlin Companies announces they have developed significant capabilities to provide time to market services for large scale modular systems, skid platforms and integrated equipment structures such as Hydrogen Generators, Data Pods, and Photovoltaic Inverters. These expanded capabilities will allow Coghlin to help their clients to respond to market demands. Senior Vice President of Sales and Strategy Bill Laursen stated, "We have...

2013-07-16 12:26:57

WORCESTER, Mass., July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Northeast experiences its third heat wave and temperatures around the country continue to heat up this summer, The Hanover Insurance Group today released suggestions to help organizers of athletic camps and programs, as well as parents, keep youth safe from heat-related injuries, which can cause serious illness and even death. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130605/NY26925LOGO ) Heat exhaustion has emerged as a...

2013-07-02 12:21:32

WORCESTER, Mass., July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This Fourth of July, nearly 17 million boat owners and 1.6 million personal watercraft owners are preparing to have fun on the water. Unfortunately, many don't have the right insurance in place, and risk running into rough waters ahead. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130702/NY41934) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130605/NY26925LOGO) With this in mind, The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE: THG), a leading...

2013-06-27 23:32:18

Join a creative yoga adventure in Elm Park every Saturday, starting July 6th, 2013. Register for the full 9-weeks and receive a complimentary health consultation for your child. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 When 5-year-old Olivia Frimpong learned how the ‘Calming Hands’ technique could make her “feel happy when she’s sad”, her mother, Patience Frimpong, couldn’t be more proud about this remarkable improvement. Olivia, along with other children, practiced yoga through...

2013-06-27 12:27:46

WORCESTER, Mass., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Clinical Care, a clinical trial center located in Central Mass, is recruiting patients for two plaque psoriasis clinical trials. Advanced Clinical Care has previously run and completed hundreds of clinical trials, helping many people who suffer from a rheumatic disease. With these trials the researchers intend to gain new knowledge about the two treatment medications for people suffering with plaque psoriasis. Both trials run...

2013-06-11 23:04:24

Will study food security, sustainability, and social justice in the Netherlands; Business Professor Steven Taylor will spend a month in New Zealand as a Fulbright Specialist Worcester, MA (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 Michael Elmes, a professor in WPI's School of Business, has been awarded a grant through the Fulbright Scholars Program to lecture and conduct pioneering research on food security, sustainability, and social justice in the Netherlands during the 2013-14 academic year. This is the...