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Rutgers engineers have invented biosensor technology known as a lab on a chip  that could be used in hand-held or wearable devices to monitor exposure to dangerous bacteria, viruses and pollutants. Get this and all of the innovation news with Innovation NJ’s weekly update.
Rutgers Researchers Invent Lab-on-a-Chip Technology That Could Lead to Wearable Biosensors Imagine wearing a device that continuously analyzes your sweat or blood for different types of biomarkers, such as proteins, that show you may have breast cancer or lung cancer. Rutgers engineers have invented biosensor technology – known as a lab on a chip – that could be used in hand-held or wearable devices to monitor your health and exposure to dangerous bacteria, viruses and pollutants.

Choose New Jersey Showcasing State’s Assets, Resources at BIO International 2017, the World’s Largest Biotechnology Conference A delegation representing more than 20 New Jersey organizations, including top life sciences companies, universities, trade associations, state government and Choose New Jersey, Inc. is  showcasing New Jersey’s assets and resources for biotechnology companies at the New Jersey Pavilion (Booth #1737) at BIO International 2017, this week in San Diego.

Inspira Health Network Launches Innovation to Accelerate Development of Patient-Focused Products Anjalee Khemlani reports in NJBIZ that Inspira Health Network is joining the growing trend of healthcare providers investing in innovation. The health system announced June 14 the establishment of the Inspira Innovation Center. The center will focus on accelerating development and implementation of patient-focused products and technologies, according to a company statement. “I am excited to introduce the Inspira Health Network Innovation Center to our region,” said John DiAngelo, CEO and president of Inspira Health Network.

Lee Gift Strengthens Princeton University Teaching, Research and Access to Education Princeton University this week announced that a gift from University Trustee Anthony H.P. Lee and his wife, Sharon, will strengthen Princeton’s mission of teaching and research by endowing a professorship in math, funding education and training related to high-speed computing, and creating a new scholarship. “Anthony and Sharon Lee have long been steadfast and thoughtful supporters of Princeton,” said President Christopher L. Eisgruber.

NJBIA At Issue: NJ’s Innovation Ecosystem Taking Shape According to Melanie Willoughby of NJBIA, “In today’s business world, anyone with a car can be a taxi-cab company, anyone with a house can be a hotel, and we all can walk around with desktop computers in our pockets. Few people predicted these developments, but those who shape their organizations to be innovative are in a stronger position to take advantage of whatever changes are in store in the future.”

NJ Innovation Institute Opens Agile Strategy Lab in Renovated Central King Building The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) is an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state’s science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners. Through its Innovation Labs (iLabs), NJII brings NJIT expertise to key economic sectors, including healthcare delivery systems, bio-pharmaceutical production, civil infrastructure, defense and homeland security, and financial services.

New Jersey’s Chief Tech Officer Dave Weinstein Says Smart Devices Need to Get Smarter to Fight Cybercrime  Here’s the deal with smart phones and smart devices, reports Andy Milone in NJBIZ: They aren’t very smart. At least, that’s the take of Dave Weinstein, the chief technology officer for the state of New Jersey, a cabinet-level post under Gov. Chris Christie. “By and large, the ‘Internet of Things’ is dumb, it’s really dumb, and that makes it a really valuable and attractive target for hackers,” Weinstein said.

Rider University’s Science Stairway of Fame Grows by Four; Emeritus Faculty Members Praised for Outstanding Work Four Rider University emeritus faculty members were inducted into the Science Stairway of Fame on June 10, as a part of the Rider Alumni Awards Ceremony at the annual Rider Reunions. Dr. Mary Leck, Dr. John Sheats, Dr. Marvin Goldstein and Dr. Joseph Edward Nadeau were inducted into the Science Stairway of Fame, located in the research wing of the Science and Technology Center.