Biomedical

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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.

Biomedical Videos 

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Biomedical News

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Biomedical in the Engineers Journal

How coronavirus is putting a spotlight on sex differences in medicine

More than six months into the coronavirus crisis, data show that not just age, but also biological sex plays a pivotal role in the manifestation and response to COVID-19, with more men dying from acute infections versus women in the short term.

What it’s like… to be on the Board of Examiners

Once a fortnight our ‘What it’s like…’ series will interview a member of one of the governance boards, highlighting their work, their role in the Engineers Ireland community and advice for members interested in becoming involved. This week’s interview is with Dr Josette Galligan, chair of the Board of Examiners.

Trinity researchers question Google Play component of COVID tracker apps

Professor Doug Leith and Dr Stephen Farrell at the Trinity College Dublin School of Computer Science and Statistics have issued a report concluding that user privacy is not protected adequately in COVID-19 tracking apps, including Ireland's COVID Tracker app.

Something in the air: Irish engineer turns HVAC into ally in fight against coronavirus

A Spanish company, founded and owned by an Engineers Ireland member, successfully tests technology that turns HVAC systems into an ally to eliminate COVID-19 in indoor environments.

Bacteria are always at war – understanding their use of weapons may lead to antibiotic alternatives

A small glimmer of light passes from one bacterium to another. Under the microscope it might not look like much, but there’s a deadly battle under way: the second cell has just been hit by a poisoned spear.

Why does COVID-19 make people lose their sense of smell?

To begin with, it was just anecdotal reports. Ear, nose and throat specialists from around the world were sharing their experiences on online message boards – they were all seeing a spike in patients experiencing anosmia, a loss of smell.

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Your Committee contacts

Our committees arrange and host technical presentations, discussions, debate and social events in our regions and represent the group at liaison committee. If you are interested in being a part of this, please contact one of the team.

Biomedical Committee Member documentation
As an assigned committee member, your login will allow you access to committee documentation such as agendas, minutes and draft papers.