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“Neural Prosthetics-Pacemaker for” says Brain Warren Grill

Warren Grill was given a challenge in 2002. His soon-to-be business partner, Geoff Thrope, asked the Duke University Addy Professor of Biomedical Engineering: “You know, Warren, you’re doing a great job of being an academic biomedical engineer and publishing papers that end up in journals on a shelf. But is that sufficient?”

Since then, Grill (ENG’89) has risen to the challenge, translating fundamental research to several technologies with significant clinical impact. He and Thrope cofounded medical device start-up NDI Medical, LLC, a technology incubator that partners with academic researchers and supports in-house scientists and engineers in developing high-growth companies focused on innovative neurostimulation technologies. In recognition of his many innovations, Grill was named Neurotech Business ReportNeurotechnology Researcher of the Year in 2003, and in 2007 received the College of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award for Service to the Profession.

Artificial lungs to replace the lungs

Artificial lung mimics real organ functionsBS Reporter /  July 27, 2011, 0:21 IST

An artificial lung built by Cleveland researchers has accounted for functions akin to the genuine organ, while using air—not pure oxygen as current artificial lungs require.

While their use in humans is still years away, for the 200 million lung disease sufferers worldwide, the device is a major step towards an easily portable and implantable artificial lung, said Joe Potkay, a research assistant professor in electrical engineering and computer science at Case Western Reserve University. Potkay is the lead author of the paper describing the device and research in Lab on a Chip.
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34th Annual Biomedical Graduate Student Symposium May 6th, 2011

Abstract submissions for BGSS 2011 will open in early spring

The Biomedical Graduate Student Symposium (BGSS) at Case is an annual meeting hosted since 1977 designed to promote and recognize the exceptional biomedical science research accomplishments of graduate students at Case Western Reserve University and to encourage dialogue between students of diverse interests and fields.


Researchers pace embryonic heart with laser

Love, exercise and, new research shows, an infrared laser can make a heart beat faster.

Scientists at Case Western Reserve University and Vanderbilt University found that pulsed light can pace contractions in an avian embryonic heart, with no apparent damage to the tissue. The work, “Optical pacing of the embryonic heart,” will be published in the advanced online issue of Nature Photonics on Aug. 15, 2010.

According to the scientists, this non-invasive device may prove an effective tool in understanding how environmental factors that alter an embryo’s heart rate lead to congenital defects. It may also lead to investigations of cardiac electrophysiology at the cellular, tissue and organ levels, and possibly the development of a new generation of pacemakers.


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