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Researchers Use 3D Printers to Create Custom Medical Implants

A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University has developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic compounds for targeted drug delivery.

Slippery molecule could one day ease arthritis pain

By finding a way to bind a slippery molecule naturally found in the fluid that surrounds healthy joints, Johns Hopkins researchers have engineered surfaces that have the potential to deliver long-lasting lubrication at specific spots throughout the body.

NIH Announces Winners of 2014 Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Competition

Four winning teams were announced in the Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge, a biomedical engineering design competition for teams of undergraduate students. The judging was based on four criteria: the significance of the problem being addressed; the impact on clinical care; the innovation of the design; and the existence of a working prototype.

BMES Career Conferences coming to Clemson and Wayne State

Biomedical Engineering Society regional conferences are schedule to take place at Clemson University and Wayne State University this fall.

Glaucoma patients could one day stop using drops thanks to technology under development at Duke

Technology being developed at Duke University could one day let patients suffering from glaucoma stop using eye drops and instead get a painless injection at a doctor's office that could last months.

Medtronic acquires laser technology developed by BMES members to treat cancer tumors and epileptic lesions

An MRI-guided laser system that allows surgeons to perform brain surgery on tumors and epileptic lesions in the brain was acquired from Visualase Inc. by the global medical device company Medtronic, Inc., according to a Texas A and M article

Nearly 200 attend BMES Coulter College

BMES and the Coulter Foundation kicked off a successful BMES Coulter College program in Coral Gables, Florida this month with 19 teams participating and nearly 200 students, faculty, clinical collaborators and experts in attendance.

BMES featured in FASEB's Society Spotlight

A profile about the Biomedical Engineering Society was recently published in Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology's (FASEB) Washington Update newsfeed.

VIDEO: Karen Burg Speaks as Part of Inaugural Class of AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassadors

The American Association for the Advancement of Science and The Lemelson Foundation recently announced their inaugural class of Invention Ambassadors. BMES Member Karen Burg is one of those inaugural inventors, and she recently spoke about the prarie dog moment that led to both her invention and a greater understanding of the need for collaboration.

Antioxidant Biomaterial Promotes Healing

When a foreign material like a medical device or surgical implant is put inside the human body, the body always responds. According to BMES Member Guillermo Ameer, most of the time, that response can be negative and affect the device’s function.