Biomedical Engineering

Chemical Engineers as Biomedical Innovators

Archived Webinar
Aug 7, 2013
The design of biomedical materials is rooted in principles of chemical engineering. This presentation describes the connections between chemical...

Engineering and Health Care

Archived Webinar
May 16, 2011
Dr. Langer discusses the involvement of engineering in health care, from the discovery of the first angiogenesis inhibitors to the development of...

Multi-Scale Agent-Based Modeling of Human Endotoxemia

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, November 8, 2010 - 7:00pm
The systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) often accompanies critical illness but is evoked by many stimuli e.g. infection, trauma, invasive...

A System Approach to Astrocytoma Progression

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, November 8, 2010 - 7:00pm
Astrocytomas are brain cancers that account for 75% of neuroepithelial tumors. Accurate diagnosis is required for adequate treatment and assessing...

Immune Cells Engineered to Resist HIV

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Researchers at Stanford have devised a new way of engineering key cells of the immune system to resist HIV, according to a report issued yesterday by the university.

Printing A Human Kidney

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Atala, whose team developed the first lab-grown organ, explains how his lab's 3-D printing technology is used to create human organs. In addition to the bladder that was...

Human Platelets Generated in Vitro

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Researchers have successfully created a bioreactor that generates human platelets in vitro, potentially addressing blood transfusion needs worldwide.

Advanced X-Ray Jump Starts Drug Design

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The anti-cancer drug Zelboraf (vemurafenib) recently received FDA approval, but it was front page news when the drug, designed to disrupt malignant melanoma, was so successful...

Skin Cream that Repairs DNA

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The cosmetics industry has long touted creams that miraculously penetrate the skin to renew and invigorate, but generally speaking, the skin is a rather tough barrier that resists...

Bio-Based Materials Step into the Operating Room

September
2012
On The Horizon
Sujata K. Bhatia, M.D., P.E.
A new class of implantable medical materials — constructed from naturally derived and renewably sourced polymers — is poised to transform clinical medicine.

Developing Cell Therapy Biomanufacturing Processes

November
2010
SBE Special Section
Jon A. Rowley
Establishing scalable technology platforms that allow for varying levels of production throughout the different stages of clinical testing can minimize process development timelines, drug-comparability risks, and — ultimately — costs.

Engineering Organs: Heart and Esophagus

December
2007
SBE Special Section
Buddy D. Ratner
The potential for tissue engineering to transform the practice of medicine is enormous. Chemical engineers will play important roles in this revolution.
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