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.
Inspired by an ancient technology, engineers design a sensor that can measure pressure inside the digestive tract.
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.
The majority of rare diseases have no approved treatments (less than 6% have), but scientific strides have brought promising new therapeutic models.
The sticky patch could be quickly applied to repair gut leaks and tears.
Paper-based blood test developed by SMART researchers can rapidly determine the presence of SARS-CoV-2 neutralising antibodies.
We’ve waited 20 months for a medicine to blunt the coronavirus, and now two have appeared. Earlier this month, the UK medicines regulator approved molnupiravir, the COVID antiviral developed by Merck and Ridgeback Therapeutics. Among adults with mild to moderate Covid who were at risk of developing serious disease, it cut the chances of being hospitalised or dying in half.
Being a member of the Engineers Ireland community shows your commitment to delivering excellence in engineering. As our member, we support your professional development and help you to expand your career at home and abroad.
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.