MEDICAL AUTOMATION EXPERTS


Terry Sharrer's bio:

Dr. Sharrer began as Executive Director, Medical Innovation and Transformation Institute, with the Inova Health System (Fairfax, VA) in July 2007. Formerly, he was the Curator of Health Sciences at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, where he had worked for thirty-six years.

Terry Sharrer speaks and writes about a range of life science subjects. In 1987, he co-organized an exhibition titled "The Search for Life: Genetic Technology in the 20th Century." This show also was the inaugural exhibition for the DNA Learning Center at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. He has done video documentaries on the Human Genome Project, the beginning of gene therapy, and the molecular biology of cancer. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Maryland, has authored some three dozen publications-including A Kind of Fate, Agricultural Change in Virginia, 1861-1920 (about the biological consequences of the Civil War and the beginning of germ theory practices, Iowa State University Press, 2000)-and currently is writing a history of molecular medicine. For outreach work, has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Foundation for Cancer Research (Bethesda, MD), board member of the Carilion Biomedical Institute (Roanoke, VA), board member, Immune Deficiency Foundation (Towson, MD), and board member, Inova Fairfax Hospital Cancer Advisory Committee (Fairfax, VA).

Currently, his public service includes: board member of the Fund for Inherited Disease Research (Bryn Mawr, PA); and Science Advisor, for the Loudoun County, VA Department of Economic Development, the Clarke County VA Education Foundation, and the Arizona Science Alliance. With his wife Patty, and sons Alex, age 13, and Nicholas, age 17, he lives in Hamilton, Loudoun County, VA.

Disclosure: G. Terry Sharrer, PhD has stock dividends in Merck and Pfizer.

Terry Sharrer's posts:

Organ Printing with Better Bio-Ink

October 17, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

UBC Okanagan’s Keekyoung Kim Researches Bio Ink
Bioprinters require an “ink” that produces uniform droplets. In most instances today that ink [MORE]

Gene Therapy Nanoparticles that Enhance CAR-T Therapy

October 17, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

CAR-Engineered T-Cell
Some of the excitement over chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy for cancer has diminished following the first patient [MORE]

RNA Sequencing with a Microfluidics Device

October 17, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Single Cell RNA Sequencing
In order to map a brain, investigators have to show different cells types, and differences in each [MORE]

Engineering a Breathing Lung

October 17, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Bioengineering Using Functional Vascularized Lung Scaffold
Columbia University bioengineers have created the first functional lung (rodent) with perfusable and healthy vasculature.  [MORE]

A Bathroom Scale with a College Education

October 17, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

PhysioSensing Pad
Mark Twain said cauliflower was just broccoli with a college education. Something like that might be said of this [MORE]

Preventing Blood Culture Contamination

October 17, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

SteriPath-Gen2
Even with wiping the skin with an alcohol swab before taking a blood draw, skin bacteria can contaminate the sample [MORE]

A Cancer-Sniffing Pen

October 17, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

MasSpec Pen for Cancer Diagnosis
Using a pen-like device, engineers at the University of Texas at Austin were able to apply [MORE]

MRI Mapping of Carotid Artery Plaque to Predict Stroke

October 10, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

MRI Based on T2 Mapping
An MRI scan can determine the size of a plaque in the carotid arteries, but cannot [MORE]

Tracking “Smart Pills”

October 10, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Illustration of ATOMS
Remember the “submarine” that travels through the blood stream in the 1966 movie, Fantastic Voyage? That fantasy actually [MORE]

Robotic Process Automation in Drug Development

October 10, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Robotics Process Automation
Health care may not be as complex as is commonly believed, but it does involve a large number [MORE]

A 3-D Printed Microfluidics Device

October 10, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

3-D Printed Microfluidic Device
In a process named “digital light processing stereolithography (DLP-SLA),” engineers at Brigham Young University have created the [MORE]

An Injectable Tissue Patch

October 10, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Injectable Tissue Scaffold
Rather than repair heart damage using open chest surgery, engineers at the University of Toronto have created an [MORE]

SPED: Self-Powered Electrochemical Device, POC Diagnostic

October 10, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

SPED POC Diagnostic Device
A paper-based diagnostic device that detects biomarkers and identifies infectious diseases by electrochemical analysis with reporting by [MORE]

A New Kind of “Tissue Paper”

October 10, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Tissue Paper Made From Organs
In a multistep process (see the video), biochemists at Northwestern University have taken animal tissues, minced [MORE]