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July 20, 2017

Non-toxic underwater adhesive could bring new surgical glue

A non-toxic glue modeled after adhesive proteins produced by mussels and other creatures has been found to out-perform commercially available products, pointing toward potential surgical glues to replace sutures and staples.
July 6, 2017

Lilly and Purdue University announce strategic research collaboration

Eli Lilly and Company and Purdue University announced a strategic collaboration to conduct life science research. The five-year agreement, where Lilly will provide up to $52 million, marks Purdue's largest strategic collaboration with a single company. "The biomedical revolution is upon us, but harnessing its full potential will require strong collaboration between academic research centers and industry partners," said David Ricks, Lilly's chairman, president and chief executive officer and Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering advisory board member. "We look forward to expanding our relationship with Purdue as we work together to discover breakthrough solutions for patients."
June 13, 2017

"MeCast" team wins Dassault Systemes Additive Manufacturing Hackathon with personalized cast

A Purdue team won first place at the Dassault Systemes Additive Manufacturing Symposium and Hackathon for the design of a personalized orthopedic cast for bone fractures. Luyao Cai, a graduate student in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, and Ke Huo and Subramanian Chidambaram, both graduate students in the School of Mechanical Engineering, comprised the team.
June 8, 2017

Romary appointed Purdue student trustee

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has appointed Daniel Romary, a Purdue Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering senior, as a member of the Purdue Board of Trustees. Romary, of New Haven, Indiana, was appointed to serve a two-year term as the board's student trustee.
May 26, 2017

New technique could increase success rate, life span of implantable devices

A new technique being developed at Purdue's Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering could provide patients who require implantable catheters in the treatment of neurological and other disorders with a reliable and self-clearing catheter that could eliminate the need for additional surgery to replace failing devices.
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