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Dean Kamen to help Department of Defense

May 16, 2019



>> WELCOME TO NEW HAMPSHIRE'S BUSINESS. I'M FRED KOCHER. WE KNOW DEAN KAY MAN AND HE'S IN A NEW ADVENTURE. ADVANCED REGENERATIVE MANUFACTURE INSTITUTE, U.S. DEPARTMENT DEFENSE PROPOSAL TO DEVELOP SKIN TISSUE AND ORGANS FOR BADLY INJURED SOLDIERS, AND 80 MILLION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AND 2 MILLION FROM CROSS-SHARING AND PARTNERS. A QUOTE FROM DEAN, WE ESSENTIALLY NEED TO MAKE THE PRINTING PRESS FOR THE WORLD OF DEGENERATIVE MEDICINE AND WE'LL BE PRINTING 3-D ORGANS, THIS IS DEAN. >> NICE TO BE HERE. FRED: WHAT IS THIS? WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE? >> WE'RE RESPONDING TO A NEED THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DECIDED, APPROPRIATELY SO, I THINK, THERE'S A LOT OF MAGIC AND A LOT OF ROLLER BOTTLES AND PETRI DISHES IN RESEARCH FACILITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND FOR DECADES, PEOPLE MAKE MIRACLES IN THAT PETRY DISH, MAKE THAT CELL COME ALIVE OR MAKE AN INDIVIDUAL PIECE OF TISSUE OR ORGAN. BUT THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SAYS WE'RE NOT NIH, NOT NSF. WE'RE AN ORGANIZATION THAT HAS TO PROTECT AND RESTORE TO OUR PEOPLE, FORM, FIT TO FIGHTERS. THEY LOSE SKIN, ORGANS, LIMBS. THEY CAME AND SAID YOU GUYS KNOW HOW TO BRING THINGS TO INDUSTRIAL SCALE. PLEASE GO OUT AND COLLECT ALL OF THESE RESEARCHERS DOING ALL OF THIS INCREDIBLE MIRACLE STUFF IN THEIR LABORATORIES, AND BRING IT TO SCALE. HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WAITING FOR ORGANS AND MANY WILL DIE WAITING. LET'S BRING THIS UP TO SCALE TO ARE OUR WAR FIGHTERS AND EVERYBODY ELSE. FRED: THIS IS A NATIONAL, BUT THERE'S A HUB IN MANCHESTER AND YOU'RE GUIDING THAT. WHAT'S GOING TO BE DONE HERE? >> WELL, I'M TOLD THAT MORE THAN 59, I BELIEVE, ORGANIZATIONS BID ON GETTING THIS AWARD. FRED: RIGHT. >> I'M VERY PROUD OF THE FACT THAT WE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE WERE THE RECIPIENTS AND IN ADDITION TO THE $80 MILLION COMING FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, WE PUT TOGETHER A GROUP OF MORE THAN 40 COMPANIES THAT COLLECTIVELY ARE PUTTING IN AN ADDITIONAL, WELL OVER $200 MILLION. THE GOAL IS TO MAKE NEW HAMPSHIRE A FOCAL POINT THAT BRINGS TOGETHER THE PEOPLE THAT ARE ON THE INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING SIDE, BUT THE PEOPLE THAT ARE ON THE CLINICAL AND MEDICAL SIDE, AND ORGANIZE SO ALL THE WORK TO FILL IN THE MISSING PIECES TO TURN THIS LABORATORY SCALE STUFF INTO INDUSTRIAL SCALE STUFF, WILL BE ORGANIZE ALMOST EVERY STATE THAT WE KNOW THAT BID ON IT, WAS PUTTING IN TENS O ANL I THINK WE NEED EVERY ASPECT OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITY AND DEPARTMENT OF THE TO BE INVOLVED. THE GOOD NEWS IS THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE CAME IN RIGHT UPFRONT AND IN FACT, WE HAVE A CAMPUS DOWN HERE NOW, WE'VE JUST BROUGHT IN A COUPLE OF WORLDCLASS PEOPLE ONE GUY IS AN M.D.-PH.D. WITH EXPERIENCE AT FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION AND HE'S GOING TO BE WORKING WITH US AND FACULTY FOR UNH AND DARTMOUTH HITCHCOCK IS WORKING WITH US. THERE'S A LOT IN THE STATE FOR THE NEW INDUSTRY TO BE HERE AND I'M AFRAID WE'LL PLANT THE SEEDS AND IT WILL BLOW AWAY. FRED: I'M GOING TO ASK YOU COME BACK AND IT DEVELOPS. BECAUSE IT'S HUGE FOR THE STATE. AND DEAN, NOT ONLY THE HUMAN TRANSPORT, INFUSION PUMPS, WATER PURIFIER, ALL TERRAIN WHEELCHAIR AND PROSTHETIC ARM AND THIS IS

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