Health: Saving Lives
Saving lives, improving health and wellness and overall quality of life are key goals of biomedical engineers.Innovative, leading-edge research is needed to do everything from detect disease to provide therapies to create better biomaterials.
Leading the charge is the School of Biomedical Engineering with focuses in three key areas of research:
Biomaterials and Devices
- Growth/regeneration of cells, tissues, and organs
- Biomaterials, implantable devices, and sensors for various applications
Imaging, Sensing, and Detection
- Development and application of imaging technologies for cell, tissue, organ and brain diagnostics and therapies
- Novel drug & delivery advancements
- Biodegradable polymers
- Tissue engineering
- Release of signalling molecules
Challenges: Improving drug delivery, lowering costs, improving quality of life for people with chronic diseases, creating healthy homes, communities designed for healthy living, better biomaterials.
Entrepreneurial projects, engineering and healthcare solutions shine at iBioMed final showcase
April 25, 2022
iBioMed students – including the first-ever graduating cohort – shared their projects, posters, presentations and prototypes at the end of the 2022 winter term.
Non-invasive monitoring and diagnostic framework present a breakthrough in cardiological treatment
February 11, 2022
A research team led by Zahra Motamed, professor with the Faculty of Engineering, has developed a non-invasive monitoring and diagnostic framework, which doctors say will help individualize and improve future treatment for patients with cardiovascular disease.
In the Media: Concussion management is changing as more research suggest exercise is best approach
January 26, 2022
While concussion patients were once prescribed rest in a dark room, Bhanu Sharma, Post Doctoral Fellow, explains that in recent years concussion management has literally come out of the dark.