Life Sciences Industry in Hawaii

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Hawaii companies and research institutes are involved on the leading edge of innovation in the life sciences including:

  • Vaccine candidates in clinical or pre-clinical development target: Zika virus, West Nile virus, Tick borne flaviviruses, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus, Chikungunya virus
  • Drug development by repositioning FDA-approved compounds for new therapeutic indications in Autoimmune Disease and Cancer
  • Instant machine-readable microtags for product authentication
  • Medical imaging technology dedicated to bringing razor sharp clarity to MR imaging
  • Custom automated microfluidics and imaging platforms for cell biology and embryology researchers; breakthrough 3D light microscope with the flexibility and multiple features of a universal microscope
  • Programmable abdominal manikin for simulating a variety of abdominal conditions
  • Groundbreaking programs at the University of Hawaii, the UH Cancer Center, and the UH John A. Burns School of Medicine
  • Mobile gene-based diagnostic platform compatible with all isothermal DNA/RNA amplification technologies enabling rapid, low-cost, on-site molecular diagnostics, which help to minimize the spread of human, animal, and plant diseases.