January 15, 2010 | 01:06 AM
Congressman Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) announced Jan. 12 that he successfully secured $3 million for Stony Brook University to enable remote biological sensing in the FY 2010 Defense Appropriations Bill, which has been signed into law. The legislation allocates important funding that will contribute to strengthening our military and our troops.
"I was pleased to be able to secure this funding to support Stony Brook University's drive to increase cancer prevent through remote biological sensing," said Bishop. "Institutes of education and research play an increasingly important role on Long Island."
"We want to thank Congressman Bishop for his ongoing and substantial support of this project which will enable our research team to continue the development of this program for utilization of wireless and IT technologies in cancer prevention," said Dr. Samuel Stanley, Jr., president of SBU. "Over the past few years, Congressman Bishop's support for this project has been critical in our development of the concepts and the device prototypes for this revolutionary technology, the commercialization of which will result in the creation of new high tech jobs and businesses."
This support will be used to develop a wireless power transmission and storage system which will be used for charging and monitoring portable electronics used in military, biomedical, and consumer applications. This system will incorporate new advances in nanotechnology which have enabled the development of light weight, low power, and addressable electronic devices.
The Defense Appropriations Bill makes investments to strengthen our military and support our troops. This bill appropriates $636.3 billion for the Department of Defense for FY 2010 — $508 billion for the base defense budget and $128.3 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.