The purpose of the Life Science Office is exclusively scientific: to provide Nanoscience and technology research, development, and advisory services ultimately useful to the customer. Customers include: other agencies, international organizations, industry and governments in the national interest. We also provide technical support to programs managed by other agencies, international organizations, and governments when in the national interests.
Life Sciences Objectives
The Life Sciences Office directs research, development, implementation, and management of emerging Nanoscience and technology life science efforts. This primary objective is supported by application driven methodologies providing program organization, planning, acquisitioning, and management to transition emerging life science nanotechnologies into operational status. Management dynamics ensure flexibility, adaptability, and productivity using concurrent engineering techniques and accountability. Programs use small, manageable and multidisciplinary team leadership approaches demanded by the current state-of-the-art and practice
The Life Sciences Office envisions the opportunity and challenge to shape demand-pull and supply-pushed, preventative and therapeutic health care technologies. Until recently biomedical thought and progress prioritized obtrusive machines and numericalvalues over caregivers and humanistic values. Patients, clinicians, researchers, policymakers and analysts propose powerful, inexpensive emerging solutions including; wearable microprocessors, wireless communications, diagnostic systems-on-a-chip and Nano-MEMS systems – in-vivo sensors, patch-sized transmitters, peel-n-stick or ingestable microscopic diagnostic hardware.
More self-directed screening and early diagnosis, end of managed care, dramatic cost containment with unobtrusive, noninvasive complementary miniaturized devices, pervasive internetwork addressing, real-time monitoring and telemedicine at the physiological and molecular levels of observation and therapy – are examples of the unfolding potential of nanotechnology in the biomedical realm.
The charter of the Center's Life Sciences Research Office is to provide proof of concept of emerging technologies and risk mitigation in support of Scientific Research and Development as it applies to the Life Sciences Industry. This is accomplished through technology investigations, demonstrations and prototyping, as well as through coordination and integration activities, in support of technology transition or insertion into operational efforts. The Center's efforts are related to requirements and/or needs generated by Special Program Offices (SPO). The Center's efforts require integration with the Systems Requirements studies, the systems development efforts and the system engineering efforts of the SPO’s in order to accomplish the primary objectives of The Center.
The Center's Life Sciences Program Office shall consist of 37 staff employees and numerous ad-hoc contractors. Organizationally, the Office shall consist of the Director and five Program Divisions. These division are:
Animal Research Division
Human Research Division
Plan Research Division
Virtual Reality Division
The make-up of the staff is as follows:
The Life Sciences Research Office is responsible for the system engineering, research and development of five (5) current program areas (Divisions). The life sciences office participates in planning, developing, and deploying NanoMems technology systems essential to enabling improvement of human and animal health, plant pathology, and environmental quality.
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