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October 19, 2017

NIH grant will advance research on how cells generate and use mechanical forces

Under a $2.2 million R01 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), Taeyoon Kim, an assistant professor in Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University, and his collaborators will study how structural elements within cells generate mechanical forces. The researchers will also illuminate how these biomechanical forces are translated to affect the extracellular matrix (ECM) that surrounds the cells, and to nearby cells as well.
October 10, 2017

Implantable pressure sensor that could improve glaucoma treatment advances through Purdue agreement

Associate head of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering Pedro Irazoqui's digital healthcare startup Qura Inc. signs a licensing agreement with the Purdue Research Foundation and a development agreement with Helbling Technique in order to advance its wireless implantable pressure sensor technology, including Qura's implantable ‘Q-Smart’ sensor and data analytics system designed to monitor glaucoma.
October 5, 2017

Engineering professor first Purdue faculty to earn NIH honor

Sarah Calve, assistant professor in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, is the first Purdue University faculty member to receive a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award. Her research involves characterizing how tissues assemble during development, with the goal of understanding the best way to regenerate missing or damaged musculoskeletal tissue.
September 28, 2017

In the news: Fighting Cholera With a Smartphone

IEEE Spectrum: Global health experts don’t worry about if a major infectious disease outbreak will occur; it’s just a matter of when. Purdue researchers are developing smartphone-enabled point-of-care disease detection platform to detect infectious agents in the environment before an outbreak begins.
September 28, 2017

In the news: How Purdue is engineering solutions to the heroin epidemic

Jacqueline Linnes, assistant professor in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, is developing a smart watch that monitors a person's health in real time. The device tracks physiological measurements, detects overdoses, and is connected to a smart phone that could call for help.
September 27, 2017

Sangha receives Baxter Young Investigator Award

Gurneet Sangha, a fourth-year doctoral student at the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University, has received a Baxter Young Investigator Award. The award honors researchers who are focused on developing critical care therapies and medical products that save and sustain patients’ lives. Sangha is advised by Assistant Professor Craig Goergen.
September 21, 2017

Spectrometers could improve point-of-care patient diagnosis

PURSPEC Technologies Inc., whose miniature spectrometers may improve medical diagnosis and patient compliance by reducing the time needed to analyze samples, has opened offices in the Purdue Research Park. PURSPEC also has locations in Beijing and Shanghai.
September 18, 2017

AutoCPR senior project earns honor for Biomedical Engineering

Four students from the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering have taken on the challenge of trying to save lives in Ecuador and other countries with their Low-cost Accessible AutoCPR device. The group won the 2017 Engineering World Health Design Competition and will be honored at the annual Biomedical Engineering Society meeting Oct. 11-14 in Phoenix.
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