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Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering uses engineering principles and analysis to solve problems in medicine and biological sciences.

Examples of this include drug delivery methods, biomedical devices, biomechanics, mechanobiology and materials used for medical research, simulation, and training.

Collaborative projects in the department with the faculty of medicine, and in the areas of plasma science, biotechnology and advanced materials have led to innovative research in biomedical engineering.


Biomedical engineering related research:

  • Microscale tissue engineering to understand how life organizes itself
  • Organ-on-a-chip technologies for drug discovery and therapy development
  • Resilient process control strategies in tissue biomanufacturing
  • Tissue characterization tools for diagnostics and regenerative medicine
  • Medical Device Design
  • Mechanobiology of Cardiovascular Diseases and Treatment
  • Medical Simulation for Intervention Planning and Training
  • Drug Interactions in a Vascular Environment
  • Islet encapsulation to treat diabetes
  • Biomimetic vascular substitutes to treat cardiovascular disease



McGill Chemical Engineering researchers working in this field:

Corinne Hoesli - Stem Cell Bioprocessing Laboratory (SCBL)

Richard Leask - Leask Laboratory

Christopher Moraes - Cellular Microenvironment Design Lab (CMED)

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