BME News

October 15, 2020

All-terrain microrobot flips through a live colon

A rectangular robot as tiny as a few human hairs can travel throughout a colon by doing back flips to transport drugs in humans, Purdue University engineers have demonstrated in live animal models.
October 13, 2020

Engineering's MEDIUM blog features Mohit Verma's rapid diagnostic tool development

A couple of years ago, I was sitting next to an engineer-farmer who raises beef cattle. He mentioned the challenge of bovine respiratory disease, and how it is difficult to determine what therapy is appropriate because there is a lack of information on which pathogen is causing the disease. Oftentimes, antibiotics fail, and the treatment proceeds by trial and error.
October 1, 2020

BME's Léony Boudreau announced as member of second class of Purdue Engineering Fellows

The Purdue College of Engineering named its 2020-2021 Engineering Fellows during a recent virtual event. Thanks to the generosity of benefactors Robert H. Buckman (BSChE ’59) and his wife, Joyce A. Mollerup, five students each will receive a $10,000 gift upon graduation in 2021. Students are free to use the funds in any endeavor they see fit.
September 24, 2020

Engineering's MEDIUM blog features Ramses Martinez's development of wearable sensors

In the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), medical devices connect wirelessly over the internet to personal computing devices and larger-scale health care IT systems, enabling remote personal monitoring of patients. Purdue IE’s Ramses Martinez is developing epidermal, wearable sensors to help do this more inexpensively.
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