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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

Engineers develop nanoparticles that cross the blood-brain barrier

Tested using a new brain tissue model, the particles may be able to deliver chemotherapy drugs for glioblastoma.

Ultrathin fuel cell uses the body’s own sugar to generate electricity

 Engineers have developed a glucose power source that could fuel miniature implants and sensors.

Next-gen vaccines set to maintain immunity as the years advance

Vaccine potency drops in the elderly and little is known about why this happens. Now European scientists are on a mission to understand waning immunity and to develop strategies that make vaccines work effectively in all age groups. 

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.

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