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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Galway Mayo IT develops advanced human anatomical simulators

  Author: Dr Liam Morris, co-founder and principal investigator of GMedTech; lecturer in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology The Galway Medical Technology Centre (GMedTech) develops advanced human anatomical simulators based on medical images. Established in 2006, within the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department of the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, the biomedical engineering research centre GMedTech has obtained over €3.5 ...

Research on 3D scaffolds sets new bar in lung regeneration

  In end-stage lung disease, transplantation is sometimes the only viable therapeutic option, but organ availability is limited and rejection presents an additional challenge. Innovative research efforts in the field of tissue regeneration, including pioneering discoveries by University of Vermont (UVM) Professor of Medicine Daniel Weiss and colleagues, hold promise for this population. Some well-designed studies have found a measured prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary ...

Simple urine test detects blood clots before they wreak havoc

  Life-threatening blood clots can form in anyone who sits on an aeroplane for a long time, is confined to bed while recovering from surgery, or takes certain medications. There is no fast and easy way to diagnose these clots, which often remain undetected until they break free and cause a stroke or heart attack. However, new technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) may soon change that: a team of engineers has developed a way to detect blood clots using a simple ...

Personalised treatment will revolutionise future of medicine

  Speaker: Bill Doherty, executive vice-president EMEA, Cook Medical Medical treatment is set to be revolutionised over the coming decade as advances in technology means that the management of illness and disease will become a more personalised experience. Speaking at a presentation in the University of Limerick, organised by Engineers Ireland and the Materials and Surface Science Institute at the university, Bill Doherty, executive vice-president EMEA with Cook Medical, explained ...

Ultrathin 'diagnostic skin' allows continuous patient monitoring

  It is likely that at your next visit to the doctor, a medical practitioner will start by taking your temperature. This has been part of medical practice for so long that we may see it as antiquated, with little value. However, the routine nature of the ritual belies the critical importance of obtaining accurate body temperature to assess the health of a patient. In fact, subtle variations in temperature can indicate potentially harmful underlying conditions such as constriction or ...

Biosensor could help detect brain injuries during heart surgery

  Engineers and cardiology experts have teamed up to develop a fingernail-sized biosensor that could alert doctors when serious brain injury occurs during heart surgery. By doing so, the device could help doctors devise new ways to minimise brain damage or begin treatment more quickly. In the latest issue of the journal Chemical Science, the team reported on laboratory tests demonstrating that the prototype sensor had successfully detected a protein associated with brain injuries. In ...

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