(Updated, 9:20 p.m.)
IlluminOss Medical has appointed Manny Avila as its new president and CEO. The developer of a minimally invasive system to repair bone fractures has been looking for a chief executive since former president and CEO Dirk Kuyper left in September 2014.
University of Rhode Island electrical engineering professor Haibo He is part of a team that has been awarded a $282,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop robots that could help direct people to emergency exits in the case of an emergency.
Pro-Change Behavior Systems Inc. recently was awarded three Small Business Innovation Research contracts from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Cancer Institute totaling $2.7 million.