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November 8, 2018

Ashlee Colbert wants to help save lives with smart phones

Ashlee Colbert, a third year PhD student at Purdue University's Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, is blazing her own trails in the field of biomedical engineering. With a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering focused on biomedical applications, she joined a team working to transform an ordinary object--a cell phone--into an extraordinary, life-saving medical device.
October 15, 2018

Purdue researchers receive $1.14M grant to develop mobile HIV testing

The National Institutes of Health National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has awarded Purdue University’s Jacqueline Linnes and Tamara Kinzer-Ursem, assistant professors with the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, and their interdisciplinary team, a $1.14M three-year grant to develop a smartphone-based viral load self-test that can be used by HIV-positive individuals to monitor their health between doctors’ visits.
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