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December 20, 2007

Staff Awards Crown 2007

2007 ends with three Weldon staff members recognized for their outstanding contributions to Purdue. Two were recognized by the College of Engineering, while the third was honored with a University award.

December 6, 2007

Weldon School partners with University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez

Purdue University's Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez have formed a partnership agreement designed to facilitate collaborative research and education efforts between the two institutions.

December 3, 2007

Hertig Named Alfred Mann Institute Director

A former president and CEO of an international producer of medical devices will serve as the executive director of the Alfred Mann Institute for Biomedical Development at Purdue University.

Purdue and Purdue Research Foundation officials announced Friday (Nov. 30) that John C. Hertig, the former president and CEO of Enpath Medical Inc. in Minneapolis, will be the institute's inaugural executive director. The Purdue engineering alumnus begins his duties on Monday (Dec. 3). University News Service has the full story.

November 26, 2007

Cook Biotech Product Featured On History Channel

SIS has earned Cook Biotech a feature on the History Channel's "Modern Marvels" program. This product, discovered in the 1980s by a team led by Les Geddes at the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, will be featured at 8 p.m. Eastern Tuesday 27 November and at midnight Wednesday 28 November. UNS has the full story.
November 2, 2007

Purdue And GE Healthcare Advance Imaging Innovation In New Facility

A long and productive history of research between Purdue's Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and GE Healthcare will serve as a framework for future innovation in a new medical imaging facility dedicated today at the Purdue Research Park. The facility includes a state-of-the-art 3-Tesla MRI system. The planned research builds on previous collaborative efforts between biomedical engineering and GE to perform key safety studies for fast scan MRI techniques and to enhance images from Computed Tomography (CT) systems.

September 6, 2007

New Method of CPR Promises Better Results

A new method of CPR that can increase blood flow by 25 percent and eliminate the need for rescue breathing has developed by Dr. Leslie A. Geddes and his team.
September 5, 2007

Detecting Cancer Without Drawing Blood

Researchers from the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, the Purdue Cancer Center, and the Department of Chemistry have worked with the Mayo Clinic to develop an innovative method that can detect tumor-forming cells in blood, without the need to draw blood from the patient.
August 22, 2007

College of Engineering Honors Leavesley

Silas Leavesley has had his dissertation recognized by the College of Engineering as an "outstanding dissertation." His dissertation had been nominated for the Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation doctoral dissertation award, and while it was not selected for that honor, it was one of nine dissertations recognized by the College with a cash prize and certificate. University News Service has the full story.
August 8, 2007

Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma

Researchers at the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering have developed new miniature devices that can be implanted in the brain to predict and prevent epileptic seizures and a nanotech sensor to go in the eye to treat glaucoma.
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