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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Maximise networking opportunities to get ahead in biomedical engineering

If all business comes from relationships, then relationships should be your business – and in a country as small as Ireland, this old adage is even more important. This is why the Engineers Ireland Biomedical Engineering Division (BED) is relaunching its lecture series for the 2016-17 academic year. This year’s lectures are designed to maximise the opportunities for networking while also acknowledging the work that is being done in this field, all around the country. Dr Deasún Ó ...

Engineering researchers suggest oxygen can wake up dormant bacteria for antibiotic attacks

Bacterial resistance does not come just through adaptation to antibiotics, sometimes the bacteria simply go to sleep. An international team of researchers is looking at compounds that attack bacteria's ability to go dormant and have found the first oxygen-sensitive toxin antitoxin system. "Antibiotics can only kill bacteria when they are actively growing and dividing," said Thomas Wood, professor of chemical engineering and holder of the Biotechnology Endowed Chair, Penn State. "But, ...

Algorithms for detecting structural damage used to detect breast cancer

According to World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in women worldwide and the most common cause of cancer among women in most countries. A well-known method for evaluation of the prognosis of breast cancer is the Bloom-Richardson grading system (1) where three features 1) percentage of tubule formation, 2) degree of nuclear pleomorphism, and 3) mitotic cell count are scored. This is done based on a pathologist's visual examination of tissue ...

Actuation and control of a transradial upper-limb prosthesis

Consider this: how intuitive is it for you to reach out and grab the nearest object to you? Perhaps you are reading this on a mobile device that you are holding in one hand while doing something else entirely with the other one. Have you ever contemplated how many mundane tasks you perform on a daily basis that require two hands? What about tasks that require fine motor control, such as tying your shoelaces or handling something delicate, like an egg? Our world is filled with ...

New tube-cutting technology meets next-generation production needs

Stents and tubes are used in countless medical devices and this number looks set to keep growing, fuelled in part by the growth of minimally invasive surgery and the commonplace use of stents. The sheer number and diversity of devices is rapidly increasing and with it, the demand for more and more laser-cut stents: flexible tubing, cannulas and micro cannulas, needles, biopsy devices and other minimally invasive tools (see Figure 1, below). [caption id="attachment_32911" ...

Restoring the sense of touch in amputees using natural signals of nervous system

Scientists at the University of Chicago and Case Western Reserve University have found a way to produce realistic sensations of touch in two human amputees by directly stimulating the nervous system. The study, published in Science Translational Medicine (STM), confirms earlier research on how the nervous system encodes the intensity, or magnitude, of sensations. It is the second of two ground breaking publications this month by University of Chicago neuroscientist Sliman Bensmaia PhD, ...

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