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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An origami-inspired medical patch for sealing internal injuries

The patch, which can be folded around surgical tools, may someday be used in robotic surgery to repair tissues and organs.

Why gut bacteria are becoming key suspects in autoimmune diseases

The human immune system is powerful and complex. It must be on guard at all times and be able to distinguish friend from foe. Unfortunately, it does not always get it right and sometimes attacks the body’s own cells, causing hundreds of ‘autoimmune’ diseases, from multiple sclerosis to rheumatoid arthritis.

The importance of university IP and knowledge transfer in the race to supply COVID-19 vaccines

The COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated the significance of university research and the quality and disruptive nature of the IP it generates, writes Dr Stephen Donoghue, case manager, Knowledge Transfer, NovaUCD.

Women in engineering: Peggy McHale

Peggy McHale, senior clinical engineering technician, Mayo University Hospital, Castlebar, Co Mayo, discusses her life in engineering.

Evaluation and feedback of 3D printed face shields as a rapid response in a pandemic: Case study

An investigation was carried out to compare the suitability of 11 open-source 3D printed visor designs, and involved feedback from a virtual focus group of healthcare workers on the suitability of the 3D printed face shield designs.

Precision medicine: An overview

Precision medicine, also known as personalised medicine, is an approach to developing safer novel therapeutics that integrate genomics and big data (genetic, clinical, molecular, diagnostic and environmental data) to detect pathogenic events at the genome level, writes Lara Bartlett.


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