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The Biomedical engineering division is a group for Engineers Ireland members working in the MedTech sector. It provides opportunities for networking and knowledge-sharing in this fascinating, diverse and life-changing division of engineering.

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Biomedical in the Engineers Journal

Spinning silk into next-generation eye and knee implants

For thousands of years, silk has been treasured for its qualities as a beautiful material for elegant garments. But engineers are harnessing the less obvious qualities of silk to develop versatile replacement parts for human eyes and knees.

Nanomedicine: Could nanoparticle treatments be the key to treating cancer?

Are nanoparticles the future of medicine, asks Duxin Sun, professor of pharmaceutical sciences, University of Michigan?

Automating endoscopic tissue characterisation in cancer patients with computer vision

Dr Ronan Cahill, University College Dublin, discusses a promising initiative for precision surgery, where his team use an application that employs computer-vision, point-tracking algorithms to monitor changes in indocyanine green fluorescence intensity in near-infrared videos, automating what was previously a slow, labour-intensive process, while delivering more precise and clinically interesting results.

Revealed: A simple diagnostic tool for gastrointestinal disorders

Inspired by an ancient technology, engineers design a sensor that can measure pressure inside the digestive tract.

Lasers: What you know, what you might not know, and what you should know

Since Theodore Maiman succeeded in operating the first laser in 1960, their unique properties have made them indispensable tools in medicine, research, communications and a host of other fields including entertainment, writes Dr Josette Galligan.

Solving the puzzle of rare diseases through international collaboration

The majority of rare diseases have no approved treatments (less than 6% have), but scientific strides have brought promising new therapeutic models.

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