BME News

December 27, 2010

Cheng, Slipchenko Develop Nano-particle Screening Tool

Professors Ji-Xin Cheng and Mikhail Slipchenko's recent collaboration shed new light on nano-particles. Metallic and semiconducting single-wall carbon nanotubes are distinguished using a new imaging tool for rapidly screening the structures. The technology may hasten the use of nanotubes in creating a new class of computers and electronics that are faster and consume less power than those in use today and implicate potential use in biomedical applications.
December 17, 2010

Qualified Therapeutic Discovery Grant Goes to LyoGo

LyoGo, a company founded through Purdue University’s Biomedship program, has recently been awarded a Qualified Therapeutic Discovery Grant from the U.S. Government, roughly estimated at $244,000.
December 15, 2010

LEGO MindStorm Hits Purdue

Deva Chan, Jocelyn Dunn, and Professor Eric Nauman have submitted a winning proposal to the ASME Education Committee and will be awarded LEGO Mindstorm Kits for K-12 and university level engineering outreach and education. The group is hoping to put that proposal into action immediately as representatives of Purdue University and the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering.

December 9, 2010

Seniors to Present Designs

The Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering would like to cordially invite you to our 9th semiannual senior design forum. This semester we have 8 unique device designs to be presented by the Fall 2010 senior design class.
December 8, 2010

Discovery in Multiple Sclerosis Suggests Hope

The toxic substance acrolein, an environmental pollutant, was elevated by about 60 percent in the spinal cord tissues of mice with a disease similar to multiple sclerosis in work performed by a research team led by Weldon Professor Riyi Shi. The study suggests that acrolein may be key for disease etiology and treatment.
December 3, 2010

Weldon BME Team Places 3rd in BMEStart Competition

The Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering would like to congratulate Jonathan Bernhard, Rebecca Bercich, Kate Larson, Jason Lindsey, as well as their advisor, Dr. Pedro Irazoqui, for their third place victory in the inaugural BMEStart 2010 Competition. The award was given to the student group in recognition for their Senior Design project entitled "Handheld Plasma Isolation Device." The project was a joint collaboration with Abbott Point of Care. Winners were announced in early October at the BMES Annual Conference in Austin, Texas.
November 10, 2010

Whittington Takes Prize for SFB Presentation

At Society for Biomaterials (SFB) Biomaterials Day meeting at Case Western, Weldon graduate student Catherine Whittington took first place for her oral presentation entitled, "Collagen oligomers modulate physical and cell-instructive properties of polymerizable collagen matrices".
November 4, 2010

Wodicka Awarded Purdue Outstanding Commercialization Award

George Wodicka, head of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and a professor of biomedical engineering and electrical and computer engineering, is the recipient of the 2010-2011 Outstanding Commercialization Award for Purdue University Faculty. Wodicka will be honored Nov 4th along with 50 other Purdue researchers during the annual Inventors' Recognition Reception, sponsored by Purdue Research Foundation.
October 25, 2010

Football Study Shows Neurologic Change in Concussion-Free Players

Purdue Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering Professors Tom Talavage and Eric Nauman and graduate student Evan Breedlove collaborate with a team of researchers that have been making headlines this month as their work with high school football players hits the limelight.

October 25, 2010

Professional Masters Enters Second Year

Enrollment is up 75% from last year in the distance option for the Biomedical Engineering Concentration in the Purdue Master of Science in Engineering (MSE/MS). The program enters its second year engaging many new and experienced engineers from across campus and across the country in the rapidly evolving field of Biomedical Engineering.
October 11, 2010

Odoemene Takes Project to Zero G

Professor Porterfield sent us a picture of 2nd year graduate student, Kachi Odoemene experiencing zero gravity. Kachi shares his experience with us and talks about their Cell Electrophysiology Lab on Chip, or CELC 2.
September 14, 2010

Panitch appointed first Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Purdue University biomedical engineering professor Alyssa Panitch has been named the first faculty entrepreneur-in-residence at Discovery Park's Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship.

Panitch, who has been involved in launching three companies, will serve as a resource for university faculty, staff and students looking to start a company from their work or research at Purdue. She also plans to create a network of faculty experts who can serve as a university-wide resource to help advance the university's commercialization efforts.

September 9, 2010

Professor Ouyang Awarded an NIH R21 Grant

Professor Zheng Ouyang has been notified that he has been selected to received R21 funding from the National Institutes of Health. The funding will support his research on the development of a paper spray ionization mass spectrometry device for direct analysis of biofluid samples.
September 7, 2010

Weldon Students Honored with Baxter Innovation Awards

Yunzhou (Sophia) Shi, Hamsa Jaganathan, and Chia-Jung Wu were each honored with the Baxter Innovation Award from Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Deerfield IL. Baxter created the Innovation Awards to stimulate and reward research that can be directly used for critical care therapies and the development of medical products that save and sustain patients' lives.
August 17, 2010

Rickus Receives Showalter Award

Professor Jenna Rickus is part of a research team whose project has been selected to receive research funding from the Ralph W. and Grace M. Showalter Research Trust Fund.
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