University of Maryland, College Park

National Science Foundation Issues Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant to The Wrightguard Innovations Corporation in Support of Novel Mouthguard Technology

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:30pm

The grant, totaling $255,944, will support the company's Phase I research and development activities.

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  • The grant, totaling $255,944, will support the company's Phase I research and development activities.
  • TWGIC co-founder and UMSOD alumnus Dr. Wright said, "I am honored to receive this research grant on behalf of my team of co-developers.
  • We are confident and excited about this pivotal technology's potential to minimize injury risks to athletes at all levels."
  • The WrightGuard, the precursor to The WrightGuard Innovations Corporation (TWGIC) was established in 2011.

IonQ and University of Maryland Researchers Demonstrate Fault-Tolerant Error Correction, Critical for Unlocking the Full Potential of Quantum Computers

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 1:00pm

Researchers from The University of Maryland and IonQ, Inc. (IonQ) (NYSE: IONQ), a leader in trapped-ion quantum computing, on Monday published results in the journal Nature that show a significant breakthrough in error correction technology for quantum computers.

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  • Researchers from The University of Maryland and IonQ, Inc. (IonQ) (NYSE: IONQ), a leader in trapped-ion quantum computing, on Monday published results in the journal Nature that show a significant breakthrough in error correction technology for quantum computers.
  • Quantum error correction works by combining multiple qubits together to form a logical qubit that more securely stores quantum information.
  • This is about significantly reducing the overhead in computational power that is typically required for error correction in quantum computers," said Peter Chapman, President and CEO of IonQ.
  • The University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities.

The Metals Company Provides Business Update as It Advances Plan to Unlock Critical Battery Metal Resource

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 2:08pm

NEW YORK, Oct. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Metals Company (NASDAQ: TMC) (the Company or TMC), an explorer of the worlds largest estimated undeveloped source of battery metals for EVs, today reaffirmed its development and capital outlook and provided a business update.

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  • NEW YORK, Oct. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Metals Company (NASDAQ: TMC) (the Company or TMC), an explorer of the worlds largest estimated undeveloped source of battery metals for EVs, today reaffirmed its development and capital outlook and provided a business update.
  • We continue building the operational, strategic and scientific foundations we need to unlock our enormous estimated resource with a lighter planetary and social footprint than land-based mining.
  • TMC completed the pilot smelting phase of its pyrometallurgical campaign , deriving an alloy comprised of high-grade battery metals.
  • Metal prices in Initial Assessment for NORI-D: $16,106/t nickel, $6,787/t copper, $46,416/t cobalt and $4.53 per dry metric tonne unit manganese (based on 40% manganese ore price).

University of Maryland Dedicates Pyon-Chen Residence Hall

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 8:15pm

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The University of Maryland today celebrated the dedication of its newest residence hall, Pyon-Chen Hall .

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  • COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The University of Maryland today celebrated the dedication of its newest residence hall, Pyon-Chen Hall .
  • Pyon-Chen Hall is the first of two new residence halls located in the newly established Heritage Community, which will also include a new dining hall.
  • "It also makes me so happy to say that the Residence Hall Association students had the opportunity to collaborate with the University on this residence hall to help ensure it met students' needs."
  • The University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities.

University of Maryland Experts Develop Mask Alternative for Prolonged Use

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 7:45pm

The solution is designed to benefit workers, who currently face the discomfort and inconvenience of wearing masks for hours at a time.

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  • The solution is designed to benefit workers, who currently face the discomfort and inconvenience of wearing masks for hours at a time.
  • The device can be sterilized with ultraviolet light at the end of each day of use.
  • It provides a continuous local air flow, and self-monitors to ensure the pressure is at the right level," she said.
  • Together with colleagues at the University of Colorado, she has been leading a study that identifies ways to resume live music performances, safely.

Novavax to Participate in Health Equity and Vaccine Confidence Panel at Maryland Life Sciences Bio Innovation Conference

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 9:05pm

Stephen Thomas, Ph.D., Health Policy & Management, Director, Maryland Center for Health Equity, University of Maryland

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  • Stephen Thomas, Ph.D., Health Policy & Management, Director, Maryland Center for Health Equity, University of Maryland
    Novavax is a lead sponsor of the conference, which aims to provide a forum for life sciences professionals to exchange ideas and explore partnerships.
  • Novavax, Inc.(Nasdaq: NVAX) is a biotechnology company that promotes improved health globally through the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative vaccines to prevent serious infectious diseases.
  • NanoFlu, its quadrivalent influenza nanoparticle vaccine, met all primary objectives in its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial in older adults.
  • Both vaccine candidates incorporateNovavax' proprietary saponin-based Matrix-M adjuvant to enhance the immune response and stimulate high levels of neutralizing antibodies.

New 'Federal Risk Academy' Certificate Program to Launch from Maryland Smith's Center for Financial Policy

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 6:33pm

The CFP, in collaboration with Deloitte, is administering the Federal Risk Academy along with Maryland Smith's Office of Executive Education .

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  • The CFP, in collaboration with Deloitte, is administering the Federal Risk Academy along with Maryland Smith's Office of Executive Education .
  • A primary component of this collaboration will be virtual, live executive learning sessions on applied risk management topics of interest to federal risk managers and financial regulators.
  • "We are excited to be working with the University of Maryland on such an important training and development program.
  • The Center for Financial Policy is a Center of Excellence at the Smith School that is the leading center for financial policy, research, and education in the Washington, D.C. region.

AIkido Pharma Secures Interest in Electric Truck Maker, Tevva Motors Ltd

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 3:45pm

NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --AIkido Pharma Inc. (Nasdaq: AIKI) ("AIkido" or the "Company") today announced that the Company secured an equity interest in Tevva Motors Ltd , an electric truck producer with range extended vehicles on the road now.

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  • NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --AIkido Pharma Inc. (Nasdaq: AIKI) ("AIkido" or the "Company") today announced that the Company secured an equity interest in Tevva Motors Ltd , an electric truck producer with range extended vehicles on the road now.
  • Tevva Motors Ltd is a UK-based, leading developer of modular electrification systems for medium duty commercial vehicles.
  • Using a system engineering approach, Tevva has developed world-class electric vehicle technology that adheres to the most rigorous of standards to ensure safety, reliability and durability.
  • AIkido Pharma Inc. was initially formed in 1967 and is a biotechnology Company with a diverse portfolio of small-molecule anti-cancer therapeutics.

 The Metals Company Advances Deep-Sea Research Program to Unlock World’s Largest Known Source Of Battery Metals

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 2:00pm
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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210928005705/en/
    The Metals Company's exploration vessel, the Maersk Launcher.
  • The Companys fourth environmental campaign this year, Expedition 5C is the latest work package in The Metals Companys multi-year deep-sea research program intended to establish a rigorous environmental baseline and characterize the potential impacts of its proposed nodule collection operations to source critical battery metals from deep-sea polymetallic nodules.
  • In addition, researchers will continue examining the chemistry, trace metal and nutrient profiles found throughout the water column.
  • TMC cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made.

Thirty Outstanding Students Win Featherstone Scholarships Powered by State Farm, Embassy of Mexico Partnership

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 3:23pm

These outstanding students from Baltimore City and across the state of Maryland receive up to $3,000 scholarships for their stellar academic performance.

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  • These outstanding students from Baltimore City and across the state of Maryland receive up to $3,000 scholarships for their stellar academic performance.
  • This year's impressive honorees include notable Featherstone winners such as Joseph Manu, a Coppin State University student, who made it to finals of the Tokyo Olympics for track and field.
  • The Featherstone Foundation's college and career readiness initiatives provide merit-based scholarships to first-generation college students and honors academic excellence from communities who are traditionally underrepresented in higher-education.
  • Since 2017, the Featherstone Foundation has awarded over $156,000 in scholarships through 72 awards to students from 19 countries from 11 institutions.