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:

Rapid Visual Detection of Pathogen Nucleic Acids

November 27, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

 
NUS test kit enVision
 A*STAR scientists in Singapore have developed a pathogen DNA system that has visible detection—a system called “enVision” [MORE]

Wearable Wrist Device for Monitoring Blood Glucose

November 27, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Device to detect blood glucose non-invasively
“Developed by researchers from MIT, the device uses a technique called Raman spectroscopy to [MORE]

Drug-Dispensing, Color-Changing Contact Lenses

November 27, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Color changing drug delivery contact lens
“The prototype dye-free lens was made via a process known as molecular imprinting – this [MORE]

3-D Printed Ligaments and Tendons

November 27, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Professor Bowles with 3D printer for ligaments and tendons
Biomedical engineers at the University of Utah have shown how to use [MORE]

Biometric Monitoring Shopping Carts; Get a Grip on It

November 27, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

 
Shopping cart
Walmart has patented a shopping cart that takes biometric measurements (pulse and temperature) much like the monitors on treadmill [MORE]

Precise Needle Navigation

November 27, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

XACT Robotics needle steering and insertion system
Invasive surgery depends on steady hands, but even the steadiest might have trouble compensating [MORE]

Complete Blood Count on a Smartphone

November 27, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Essenlix mobile testing device
The Theranos experience might cause pause in enthusiasm for any quick and easy blood analysis platform, but [MORE]

Measuring Blood Pressure Internally

November 20, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ultrasound patch measures central BP
Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego, have made a tiny implantable electronic patch that [MORE]

Predicting Adult Heart Attacks in Childhood

November 20, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Most of what we know about cardiovascular disease “risk factors” comes from the longitudinal study of residents in Framingham, MA, [MORE]

Bioelectronic Medicine, A Beginning

November 20, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Biodegradable device for nerve regeneration
A recent Nature Medicine article, titled “Wireless bioresorbable electronic system enables sustained nonpharmacological neuroregenerative therapy,” describes [MORE]

Mini-Microphone Attached to Teeth

November 20, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Sonitus in mouth two way radio-molar mic
“Eye teeth,” a term that dates from the 17th century, meaning the two teeth [MORE]

Simple Blood Test for Metabolites

November 20, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

PKU test
Quoting directly: “researchers at Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg, Germany and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de [MORE]

Hearing Aids that Do Language Translation

November 20, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Livio AI hearing aid
They say that things which sound too good to be true usually are untrue.  Whether that’s the [MORE]

Relay Robots in Hospital Service

November 20, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Medical automation company Swisslog (US hqs, Bloomfield, CO) and robot maker Savioke (San Jose, CA) have collaborated to install autonomous [MORE]