PhotoAcoustic imaging is an imaging modality that uses laser light and ultrasound detectors to image tissues. Photo = Light. Acoustic = Sound. The imaging uses the photoacoustic effect principle. The photoacoustic effect is not new in terms of discovery as it was reported by none other than Alexander Graham Bell (yes! Rings a bell doesn’t it?) as early as 1880. But, the unavailability of proper detectors and instruments at his time was an obstacle to expanding research in this field.
Biomedical devices can be extremely advanced, technologically challenging and complex products. Using the latest manufacturing techniques and often exotic materials, biomedical devices particularly those used in humans, present some of the biggest engineering challenges for the material science and medical research communities today. By their very nature, Biomedical devices being implanted in the human body must perform exactly as they were designed, without fail from the time they are surgically implanted, until the day they expire.
The development of biomedical devices can be extremely costly requiring heavy investment across the entire supply chain focusing particularly on the design, protoyping, materials selection, manufacturing and testing of these devices.
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) conducts PhD Programmes in Materials Science & Engg
Eligibility: The School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) is looking for graduate students in the following research areas: Biomaterials and Biomedical Devices,Computational Materials Science, Defence Materials,Materials for Sustainable Energy and Charge Storage, Nanoelectronics, Nanomaterials and Multiferroics, Organic electronics At MSE, we draw upon our world-class faculty, state-of-the art facilities and extensive research expertise to inspire our students to excel in their research area.
Last Date: 29th February 2012
This is a preview of PhD Opportunities in Biomaterials in NTU, Singapore. Read the full post (158 words, 2 images, estimated 38 secs reading time)
Biomedical Engineering has knocked the doors of innovation constantly in past 1 year. Here we summarise the role of some major ones there are many more innovations as well, These are the major ones which changed the whole scenario of Medicine & healthcare around the world
After seeing all of them I hope you will say
With a great leap in the field of science and technology at the beginning of the 21st century, people were able to witness the appearance of numerous inventions some of which are already helping patients worldwide, while other devices could lead to serious innovations in the near future.
This is a preview of TOP 10 – Biomedical Engineering Innovations in last decade. Read the full post (1490 words, 11 images, estimated 5:58 mins reading time)