ASU team gets grant for nuclear detection

December 22, 2009

By hammersmith

[Source: The Arizona Republic] – An Arizona State University-led research team has secured a $40.8 million federal award to develop a radiation-measuring device that could be used in the event of a nuclear accident.

The researchers plan to develop a device that emergency medical workers can use to quickly gauge who needs timely medical treatment because of harmful radiation exposure.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority issued the five-year contract to the ASU-led team, which includes more than a half-dozen universities, research institutes and private companies.

Participating Arizona groups include Tucson-based High Throughput Genomics, Scottsdale Healthcare, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the University of Arizona.

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