National Critical Technologies



Living Systems


Bioprocessing        View Details

Technical Applications
  • Drug
  • chemical
  • enzyme production
  • mineral extraction

Monoclonal Antibody Production        View Details

Technical Applications
  • Diagnostics
  • Therapeutics
  • Separation processes
  • Enzyme-like catalysts

Protein Engineering        View Details

Technical Applications
  • Protein sequencing
  • Protein folding
  • Rationally designed drugs
  • Structural biology
  • Tailored protein catalysts
  • Molecular electronics
  • Biomolecular materials
  • Molecular motors

Recombinant DNA Technologies        View Details

Technical Applications
  • Gene mapping/sequencing
  • Gene therapy/replacement
  • Antisense
  • Agricultural species modification
  • Transgenic cell cultures
  • Therapeutic agents

Vaccines        View Details

Technical Applications
  • Infectious disease
  • AIDS vaccine
  • Cancer (tumor type specific)

Health Information Systems/Services        View Details

Technical Applications
  • Integrated systems of electronic patient records & decision support systems
  • User interfaces

Biocompatible Materials        View Details

Technical Applications
  • Microcapsules
  • Replacement materials
  • Material surface characteristics
  • Tailoring immune system response
  • Tissue engineering

Functional Diagnostic Imaging        View Details

Technical Applications
  • High-field spectroscopic MRI
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Diagnostic support systems

Bacterial/Viral Detection/Screening        View Details

Technical Applications
  • Epidemiology statistical technologies

Medical Devices and Equipment        View Details

Technical Applications
  • Patient monitoring equipment
  • Biosensors
  • Functional electrical stimulation device
  • Critical care instrumentation
  • Blood chemistry auto-analyzers
  • Endoscopic/taperascopic surgical equipment

Sustainable Agricultural Production        View Details

Technical Applications
  • Genetic resources ID
  • Ecosystem management

Food Safety Assurance        View Details

Technical Applications
  • Pathogen detection
  • isolation
  • reduction/elimination
  • Drug and residue detection
  • Waste management

Advanced Human Machine Interfaces        View Details

Technical Applications
  • Psychophysiology of learning
  • Mental workload assessment
  • Neurotechnologies
  • Software for AHCI
  • Signal processing