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5 Things You Need To know – Week Of July 30

August 1, 2018

Dr. Suresh D. Pillai shows where food and other materials pass along an automated conveyor belt to be sanitized. Pillai is a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist and director of the National Center for Electron Beam Research, College Station. (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications)

1. eBeam Technology At Texas A&M Tested In Commercial-Use Study

By the end of summer, more than one million 5-pound boxes of imported mangos will be treated for possible invasive pests by electron beam, which irradiates fruits and vegetables at low doses to sterilize them.

The IMPEDE Embolization Plug is made from polyurethane-based shape memory polymer foam that expands to a “memorized” larger conformable shape when delivered into a blood vessel, allowing it to obstruct or reduce the rate of blood flow in the vein or artery targeted. (Duncan Maitland)

2. Novel Polymer Foam Device Receives FDA Clearance For Cardiovascular Treatments

A lifesaving device more than 20 years in the making has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The clearance allows a company, co-founded by Associate Department Head Dr. Duncan Maitland from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, to begin to market the medical device.

3. Fish Camp 2018 Kicks Off

Approximately 6,500 soon-to-be Texas A&M University freshmen will become acquainted with college life and Aggie traditions.

The 21 veterans who participated in this year’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Disabled Veterans came from across the United States and represented nearly every branch of the military.

4. Jump-Starting Veteran-Owned Businesses

The ventures at this year’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Disabled Veterans (EBV), hosted by Mays Business School’s McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship, ranged from network solutions for small businesses to artisan products to novel applications of artificial intelligence.

Howdy Week

5. Howdy Week Events Set For Aug. 19-26

The full Howdy Week 2018 schedule is expected to be available Aug. 1.

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