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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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Biomedical in the Engineers Journal

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.

Weighing cancer cells to personalise drug choices

A new study shows a link between patient survival and changes in tumour cell mass after glioblastoma treatment.

Five things you need to know about the Delta variant

Since its emergence in March 2021, the Delta variant has rapidly become predominant across the EU. More than 99% of newly reported cases are attributed to this variant, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, which estimates that it is twice as transmissible as the original strain.

Eye-tracking technology turns focus to mainstream needs

Specialist hardware not needed as gaming and interfaces set to benefit, writes former Engineers Ireland president Dr Chris Horn.

Bill Gates says we're not ready for the next pandemic

Gates says that we need factories that can make a new vaccine in 100 days.

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