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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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‘Google Maps’ for the body: a biomedical revolution

  A world-first University of New South Wales (UNSW) collaboration that uses previously top-secret technology to zoom through the human body, down to the level of a single cell, could be a game-changer for medicine. The imaging technology, developed by high-tech German optical and industrial measurement manufacturer Zeiss, was originally developed to scan silicon wafers for defects. UNSW Professor Melissa Knothe Tate, the Paul Trainor Chair of Biomedical Engineering, is leading the ...

Bioengineers put human hearts on a chip to aid drug screening

  When University of California Berkeley bioengineers say they are holding their hearts in the palms of their hands, they are not talking about emotional vulnerability. A research team, led by bioengineering professor Kevin Healy, is presenting a network of pulsating cardiac muscle cells housed in an inch-long silicone device that effectively models human heart tissue. They have demonstrated the viability of this system as a drug-screening tool by testing it with cardiovascular ...

3D printing offers innovative method to deliver medication

  3D printing could become a powerful tool in customising interventional radiology treatments to individual patient needs, with clinicians having the ability to construct devices to a specific size and shape. That’s according to a study presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s Annual Scientific Meeting. Researchers and engineers collaborated to print catheters, stents and filaments that were bioactive, giving these devices the ability to deliver antibiotics and ...

Irish engineer aiming for cartilage repair through tissue regeneration

  Prof Fergal O’Brien is an engineer who spends his days teaching human anatomy to medical students and postgraduate surgeons. Throughout his career, he has continually bridged the fields of engineering, medicine and science. A mechanical engineering graduate who conducted his PhD research in the area of bone mechanobiology, Prof O’Brien went on to carry out postdoctoral research in orthopaedic tissue engineering, working with the engineering school at Massachusetts Institute of ...

3D engineered bone marrow makes functioning platelets

  A team led by researchers at Tufts University School of Engineering in Massachusetts and the University of Pavia in Lombardy, Italy, has reported development of the first three-dimensional tissue system that reproduces the complex structure and physiology of human bone marrow and successfully generates functional human platelets. Using a biomaterial matrix of porous silk, the new system is capable of producing platelets for future clinical use and also provides a laboratory tissue ...

Bioinspired coating for medical devices repels blood and bacteria

  From joint replacements to cardiac implants and dialysis machines, medical devices enhance or save lives on a daily basis. However, any device implanted in the body or in contact with flowing blood faces two critical challenges that can threaten the life of the patient the device is meant to help: blood clotting and bacterial infection. A team of Harvard engineers and scientists may have a solution. They have developed a new surface coating for medical devices using materials already ...
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