Luna’s Assay Tests Water Quality Four Times Faster than Existing Methods

Christopher Tison, PhD, Senior Research Scientist and Biomedical Technologies Team LeadNathaniel Talley, Associate ScientistBiomedical Technologies Group Detection of E. coli is Inefficient and Costly The presence of Escherichia coli (E. coli) is one of the more critical indicators of water quality and is used as a direct indicator of fecal contamination. However, existing detection methods are costly, time-consuming, require laboratory expertise, and take up to…Read More

Luna’s Synthetic Bandages for the Treatment of Ocular Trauma to be presented at World Biomaterials Congress

Lauren Costella, Associate ScientistChristopher Tison, PhD, Team LeaderBiomedical Technologies Group Ocular Injuries are Widespread and Inefficiently Treated Up to two million people sustain ocular trauma that threatens to reduce or eliminate their vision each year. The likelihood of maintaining normal vision is directly related to immediate management of the injury. Having access to the appropriate ocular repair dressing, cleansing solutions and antibiotics is therefore critical…Read More

Reducing Prescription Opioid Addiction with Controlled Release Bandages

Christopher Tison, PhD, Senior Research ScientistBiomedical Technologies Group Opioid Dependence is a Critical Public Health Crisis Since 2003, deaths from drug overdose have increased in almost every county in the United States. This growing public health crisis has been routinely reported on over the last several years, and the federal government has very recently published the first national standards for prescription painkillers. In 2014, the…Read More

We’ll be at OFC 2016

As always, we’re going to be exhibiting at OFC again this year and we hope to see you there!         Visit us at booth #1341 We will be demonstrating our optical technologies, including our Component Analyzers, Reflectometers, and Tunable Lasers. Why you should stop by… Our solutions offer substantial cost and time savings in development, production and maintenance; providing the most comprehensive,…Read More

Small Business Administration features Luna in recent “Success Story”

Bryan Koene, PhD The Small Business Administration recently wrote an exclusive SBIR/STTR Success Story highlighting Luna Innovations’ ongoing accomplishments in transitioning government funded programs to commercial products. The success story, available here, describes Luna’s durable rain repellent coating, developed under a Navy Phase II SBIR program, and chosen for transition to the Commercialization Readiness Program (CRP) for Air Force F-16 canopies. Luna’s rain repellent coatings…Read More

TrueClot® Hemorrhage Control Training Products to be demonstrated at EMS Today

Michael J. Danilich, PhD, Director of Research, Technology Development DivisionBrad Day, Associate Scientist, Biomedical Technologies Group Luna Innovations will be demonstrating TrueClot® hemorrhage simulation and training products in booth #3132 at the EMS Today Exposition on February 25th – 27th.  EMS Today is the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) Conference and Exposition, and it draws EMS experts from across the United States and around the world. …Read More

Validating composite spring designs with high definition fiber optic sensing (HD-FOS)

July 2015 Vehicle Dynamics International Magazine – presents a case study using composites in automotive suspension design In the July 2015 issue of Vehicle Dynamics International magazine, the author of the article ‘Lightest Touch’ asks if using composites within an automotive chassis is the key to achieving EU and US mileage targets. The article presents a case study of a light weighting program for the…Read More

Non-invasive longitudinal tracking of stem cells to advance cell therapy

Jeffrey Struss Associate Scientist, Nanomaterials Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is one of the most commonly used non-invasive imaging techniques in medicine. Allowing the clinician to visualize the structure of the tissues inside the body in high resolution without the need for vivisection.  With the dramatic enhancements to in vivo imaging and the growth of cellular-based therapeutics, the need to track cells as they travel, over…Read More

Early and reliable detection of organ injury biomarkers using NANOenhanced SPRi technology

Jennifer Miller and Lance Li Luna’s Nanomaterials Group What are biomarkers and why are they important?  Biomarkers are measurable indicators of the presence and extent of a disease process in the body, reflecting an interaction between a biological system in the body and a potential hazard. These indicators can be a number of different substances including nucleic acids, proteins and small molecules (Figure 1). Testing…Read More

SHM of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) Using Embedded High Definition Fiber Optic Sensing (HD-FOS)

Embedded fiber sensors as an alternate approach to structural validation of composite structures At the September 2015 International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (IWSHM) held at Stanford University, a paper was presented [1] detailing how distributed fiber optic sensing using Rayleigh backscatter could be used as a practical and effective means to validate the structural integrity of a fleet of High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE)…Read More