The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) is allowing CFD Research Corporation (CFDRC) researchers to continue their stem cell separation technology.
"The DOD really thinks this is a promising technology. They want to invest more effort and more resources on it," says Yi Wang, Ph.D., CFDRC director of biomedical technology director.
The Huntsville company will receive its second $1 million award from the Pentagon to continue developing this non-invasive stem cell analyzer. Using this technology, researchers are able to differentiate between stem cells and other cells.
"We are trying to develop a technology that can be deployed in the field operating room, so that can be used for the surgery," says Wang, who hopes to have a prototype delivered to the Pentagon within the next two to three years.
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