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Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology

  • In-vivo Cholesteric Packing of DNA

    In-vivo Cholesteric Packing of DNA

  • Quantitative imaging of phospholipid bilayer membranes synthesized

    Quantitative imaging of phospholipid bilayer membranes synthesized by PhD candidate Huaiying Zhang.

  • Aortic Dacron graft removed after 27 years.  Host tissue growth is

    Aortic Dacron graft removed after 27 years. Host tissue growth is visible on and within the Dacron. Movat Pentachrome 50x.

  • Endothelial cells response to fluid shear stress: F-actin filament

    Endothelial cells response to fluid shear stress: F-actin filament align in the direction of shear.

The majority of the professors in the department have at least some involvement with biological engineering. This is a very broad research area that includes biotechnology and biomedical engineering.

Biotechnology is an integrated approach of combining life sciences (eg. biochemistry and cell biology) with process engineering, design and scale-up principles. This is the use of biological systems or living organisms to do practical things and manufacture valuable products such as biohydrogen, drugs, therapeutics, polymers and surfactants. Biomedical engineering combines the principles of engineering with medicine as well as life sciences and biology. Examples of this include drug delivery methods, biomedical devices, cardiovascular and other biomechanics, biomaterials for applications such as artificial implants and products such as bacteriophages for alternative treatment techniques.

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