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  • AFRL addresses potential ventilator shortages in tech sprint

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – During a six-day technology sprint, a team of engineers, scientists and medical researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory explored ways to address a potential shortage of ventilators due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The event, hosted virtually by the Wright Brothers Institute, stemmed from a request made
  • AFRL announces Grand Challenges for biotechnology

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory announced its three Biotechnology Grand Challenges last month in efforts to spearhead innovation among small businesses for the specific needs of the Department of Defense.These three challenges, which were chosen by AFRL’s team of biotechnology experts, seek advancements in
  • After a year of successes, Air Force continues to advance S&T strategy

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – In the spring of 2019, the Air Force released the Air Force Science and Technology Strategy to secure continued technological advantage over rapidly developing state competitors in 2030 and beyond through future technology research and converting new technologies into transformational warfighting concepts.
  • AFRL supports study of advanced ventilation technology

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Under a cooperative agreement with the University of Cincinnati, the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing is supporting a first-of-its-kind clinical trial involving closed-loop control of oxygenation during mechanical ventilation. In the long-term, findings from this trial could
  • AFRL Aircraft Decontamination Team ramps up battle against COVID-19

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Health of air crews is paramount, and ensuring Air Force systems are safe to operate, including aircraft, is crucial.To support the global fight against COVID-19, the Air Force Research Laboratory quickly stood up an aircraft decontamination team pooling bioenvironmental, aircraft materials and medical
  • AFRL adapts PJ tactics for COVID-19 monitoring

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory is leveraging tactics from the Air Force pararescue (PJ) community, employing a new tool that can monitor multiple patients’ vital signs, helping to alleviate the lean doctor-to-patient ratio that many medical facilities are facing amidst COVID-19.“One of the struggles
  • Wright-Patterson Medical Center, USAFSAM Epidemiology Lab combat COVID-19 pandemic

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – With the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19 pandemic posing a serious public health risk, new terms have become common in everyday conversations. New phrases such as “social distancing,” “flatten the curve,” “telework,” and others dominate discussions at work, on the news and at home.Educating oneself
  • AFRL holds Biotech Days

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Biotechnology is a broad term that refers to the use of livings systems or mimicking biological processes to make useful materials, chemical, biosensors, and  presents opportunities for defense innovation in a number of domains, including specialty materials manufacturing, novel sensors, warfighter
  • AF physician advises, ‘follow your nose’ to early COVID-19 diagnosis

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Col. (Dr.) Michael Xydakis, an ear, nose and throat surgeon in the Air Force Research Laboratory, assembled a multi-national team of nine other medical professionals, who consolidated their front-line observations and recommendations regarding early symptoms of patients infected with COVID-19 in an article
  • USAFSAM continues to train medical students while helping them stay safe

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The 2019 novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, has demonstrated the capacity to spread globally. The Department of the Air Force is responding appropriately to protect the health of the force and maintain operational readiness.The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus and the United