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Best Biomedical Engineering Schools in USA

A Biomedical Engineering Laboratory

A Biomedical Engineering Laboratory (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Undergraduate engineering specialties: Biomedical / Biomedical Engineering (At schools whose highest degree is a doctorate) (perhaps 2007 or 2008)

1 Johns Hopkins University (MD)
2 Duke University (NC)
3 Georgia Institute of Technology *
4 Univ. of California–San Diego *
5 University of Pennsylvania
6 Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
7 Case Western Reserve Univ. (OH)
8 Boston University
9 Rice University (TX)
9 University of Michigan–Ann Arbor *
11 Northwestern University (IL)
12 University of Washington *
13 Stanford University (CA)
14 University of California–Berkeley *
15 Vanderbilt University (TN)
16 Univ. of Wisconsin–Madison *
16 University of Virginia *
16 Washington University in St. Louis
19 Tulane University (LA)
19 University of Texas–Austin *
21 Cornell University (NY)
21 University of Utah *
23 Columbia University (NY)

Microneedles for Drug Delivery in Eyes

Microneedles image

A researcher demonstrates the procedure

Researchers in the US have demonstrated for the first time that drugs can be successfully delivered to the eye using microneedles, potentially improving the treatment of diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

The scientists – from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University – used tiny microneedles less than 1mm in length to inject drugs into the suprachoroidal space of the eye, showing in animal studies that they could travel to the rear of the eye and deliver compounds to the retina and choroid.

Ph.D Positions in Biomedical Engineering & regenerative Medicine

This is a new 4-year Structured PhD Programme in Biomedical Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, which will be delivered by a core partnership of institutions: National University of Ireland Galway (Administrative Coordinator), University of Limerick and University College Cork, linked with a wider consortium of partner institutions nationally and internationally, including: Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Sligo, University of Ulster, Queen’s University Belfast, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, University of Pittsburgh, USA, Duke University, USA, Rice University, USA, Mayo Clinic, USA, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, Georgia Tech Ireland, and the Irish Medical Devices Association (IMDA). BMERM combines a PhD research project with a unique didactic and experiential learning programme, resulting in an unparalleled learning experience for the student in terms of its combination of world-class research and focused clinical and industrial interaction, the latter facilitated by the direct involvement of IMDA with its membership of over 100 medical technology companies in Ireland.

Magnetic nanoparticles engineered to capture cancer cells

A paper published in the January issue of the journal Nanomedicine could provide the foundation for a new ovarian cancer treatment option — one that would use an outside-the-body filtration device to remove a large portion of the free-floating cancer cells that often create secondary tumors.

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have formed a startup company and are working with a medical device firm to design a prototype treatment system that would use magnetic nanoparticles engineered to capture cancer cells. Added to fluids removed from a patient’s abdomen, the magnetic nanoparticles would latch onto the free-floating cancer cells, allowing both the nanoparticles and cancer cells to be removed by magnetic filters before the fluids are returned to the patient’s body.