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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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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.

Engineers develop surgical 'duct tape' as an alternative to sutures

The sticky patch could be quickly applied to repair gut leaks and tears.

Revealed: New 10-minute test detects Covid-19 immunity

Paper-based blood test developed by SMART researchers can rapidly determine the presence of SARS-CoV-2 neutralising antibodies.

Merck v Pfizer: Here’s how the two new Covid antiviral drugs work and will be used

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.

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