Newsmakers: Sneaky Big, PADT, Axolotl Biologix

Business News | 24 Jan |

Sneaky Big partners with Alliance of American Football

Sneaky Big is joining forces with The Alliance of American Football as the official studio home and production hub for games and commentary. Broadcasted on CBS and CBS Sports Network, Sneaky Big will host all of the pre, post and halftime shows from its Scottsdale, Arizona studio and will manage the various levels of production required for the live broadcast of games. 

Founded in 2016 by well-known businessman Bob Parsons, Sneaky Big is recognized as one of the largest and most technologically advanced production facilities in the country. Totaling more than 15,000 square feet, the facility features a 4,000-square-foot sound stage, 540-square-foot recording studio and the most cutting-edge production and broadcast equipment available. 

“Sneaky Big was built to provide a uniquely wide range of state-of-the-art capabilities. Our partnership with The Alliance is a testament to our ability to execute large-scale productions on a national level,” said Parsons. “To the best of our knowledge, Sneaky Big is the only third-party production facility in the country that can handle a project of this magnitude.”

Utilizing the power of fiber connectivity, Sneaky Big will drastically reduce the number of resources required for a full on-site remote production. One of the benefits of moving to the “At Home” model allows for all production resources to be under one roof: in-game announcers will reside at the Studio, Skycam cameras will be operated from the facility, and both traditional and virtual graphic elements will be inserted from Sneaky Big’s Control Room.

“We want to change the way fans watch and interact with football, and a part of that was finding the right team to deliver innovative broadcast and production solutions,” said Ken Aagaard, co-head of production, The Alliance. “It was an easy decision to partner with Sneaky Big as it is one of the only facilities in the country able to provide the equipment, technology and offer a full suite of capabilities necessary to meet The Alliance’s live production needs, all under one roof.”

Axolotl Biologix launches DualGraft for faster healing

To help physicians facilitate wound healing, Axolotl Biologix, a biotechnology leader in regenerative medicine, is proud to announce the launch of Axolotl DualGraft™, a bi-layered human amnion membrane patch that serves as a barrier to protect wounds while advancing skin repair and reconstruction.

Axolotl’s DualGraft promotes healing of damaged tissue by using amniotic components to create a biological scaffolding which stimulates cells to repair themselves. This 3-dimensional extracellular matrix scaffold encourages cell migration and proliferation needed for healing.

DualGraft also helps to establish an environment in the wound to lower the growth of bacteria and reduce the rate of infection in chronic wounds, such as diabetic ulcers. Since it is conveniently packaged as a terminally irradiated, dehydrated allograft, it can be stored at room temperature and applied in a clinical setting.

“We are proud to offer physicians our new Axolotl DualGraft to help promote healing in wounds and improve patient outcomes in a number of clinical applications,” said Dr. Robert Kellar, Chief Science Officer of Axolotl Biologix. “DualGraft is the newest addition to our line of products in the space of regenerative medicine.”

“Research has demonstrated amniotic membrane products, like DualGraft, have clinical benefits that will help physicians and wound care specialists,” said Dr. Robert Diller, Senior Director of Research. “This is only the beginning as we research and develop new technologies to help people age without losing their ability to stay active.”

PADT joins ASU on funded 3D printing research project

PADT, a globally recognized provider of numerical simulation, product development, and 3D printing products and services, has announced it has joined ASU in a Directed Project Opportunity to advance post-processing techniques used in additive manufacturing (AM). The project is being funded by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Manufacturing and Industrial Base Technology Division and driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM).   

ASU was one of two awardees that received a combined $1.6M with at least $800K in matching funds from the awarded project teams for total funding worth roughly $2.4M. ASU will lead the project, while PADT, Quintus Technologies and Phoenix Heat Treating, Inc. have joined to support the project.

“Our ongoing partnership with ASU has allowed us to perform critical research into the advancement of 3D printing,” said Rey Chu, principal and co-founder, PADT. “We are honored to be involved with this project and look forward to applying our many years of technical expertise in 3D printing post-processing.”

The goal of this research is to yield essential gains in process control, certified processes, and the qualification of materials and parts to drive post-processing costs down and make 3D printing more accessible. PADT will be responsible for providing geometry scanning capabilities, as well as technical expertise.

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