Dan Barry, vice president and director of research and development at Worcester, MA-based David Clark Company, demonstrates the company’s early prototype of the Constellation space suit, NASA’s next suit for travel to the moon, Mars and beyond. The company is designing the new space suit in partnership with Houston-based Oceaneering International, who was awarded a $500 million contract from NASA.
This video shows dendritic cells moving through a chemical gradient in a microfluidic device. This component will be used to connect skin cells to an artificial lymph node, and mimic an allergic response. Once complete, the whole test might allow for the elimination of skin allergy testing on animals.
Maynard Ramsey, the chief executive officer and chief scientist at CardioCommand, a Tampa, FL-based medical device company, demonstrates a new device to halt hemorrhaging. It is a balloon-based device, 12.25 inches long and .5 inches in diameter prior to deployment, that is inserted into a wound and inflated in less than 90 seconds.