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July 24, 2015
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that technology discovered at Purdue University that could help government agencies and the food industry detect salmonella more quickly has won the grand prize in the 2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge.
June 24, 2015
A team of researchers has created a new implantable drug-delivery system using nanowires that can be wirelessly controlled.
June 17, 2015
Purdue University is ranked 16th in the world among universities granted U.S. utility patents in 2014, according to a new report released by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO).
June 15, 2015
A Weldon School team has won first place in a contest to design pioneering biomedical tools, taking home a prize of $10,000. Awards for VentureWell's BMEidea competition were issued on June 9 during the Medical Design & Manufacturing Medical Device Trade Show & Competition in New York City. The Purdue team developed MarginPAT, an imaging tool for use in breast cancer surgery that enables surgeons to see clearly defined margins around tumors.
June 12, 2015
A life sciences startup that licenses Purdue University intellectual property has received federal funding to validate new technology that could be used to diagnose prostate cancer.
Jacqueline Linnes
June 10, 2015
Professor Jacqueline Linnes' proposal entitled "Ultra-low-cost paperfluidics as a rapid molecular diagnostic platform to detect B. pertussis" was selected for funding by the Purdue Research Foundation's summer faculty grant program.
May 28, 2015
Weldon School undergraduate students interested in having a global learning experience without interrupting their plan of study or delaying their time to graduation can now choose among two opportunities in China in addition to programs in Ireland, Denmark, and Switzerland. The China programs include a for-credit one-semester study abroad program in Shanghai and a summer research dual exchange program in Beijing.
May 21, 2015
Ushering in a new era of leadership in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, the Purdue Board of Trustees approved the promotion to full professor of six faculty members: Sherry Voytik-Harbin, Michael Heinz, Pedro Irazoqui, Zheng Ouyang, Jenna Rickus, and Ann Rundell. This cadre of senior faculty represents more than half of the promotions to full professor this year in the entire Purdue College of Engineering. They are each recognized innovators in their fields with noteworthy impact in translational research and superlative teaching.
May 18, 2015
A research team from Purdue University is one of five finalists in a U.S. Food and Drug Administration competition seeking revolutionary improvements in the speed of the FDA's detection methods for salmonella in fresh produce.
May 14, 2015
Corey Neu, associate professor of biomedical engineering, has accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the NIH Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering Study Section, Center for Scientific
Review for a term beginning July 01, 2015 and ending June 30, 2019.
May 11, 2015
Tom Talavage, professor of biomedical engineering and professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been named a Purdue University Faculty Scholar for 2015-2020. The University Faculty Scholars Program recognizes outstanding faculty members at the West Lafayette campus who are on an accelerated path for academic distinction.
May 6, 2015
Weldon School graduate student Rebecca Bercich (Pedro Irazoqui, advisor) received the Teaching Academy Graduate Teaching award, which recognizes top teaching assistants at Purdue.
May 6, 2015
Michael R. Ladisch, Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, was awarded Purdue's Morrill Award for demonstrating excellence in teaching, research and engagement missions, as well as in demonstrating synergies among them.