Biomedical engineering continues to make the
future, not just respond to the present,
by anticipating needs that interface
engineering and clinical medicine. BME fosters
collaborations among disciplines at its core by
building on basic concepts in engineering and biology.
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Professor David Kaplan
David Kaplan talks about his research on a new silk-based stabilizer that could keep some vaccines and antibiotics stable up to temperatures of 60 °C, potentially eliminating the need to keep them refrigerated. "This could potentially eliminate the need for a cold-chain system, greatly decreasing costs and enabling more widespread availability of these life-saving drugs," says Kaplan.
The department is excited to
announce a fund drive to create the
BME Senior Scholar Prize as part
of the awards at commencement every
year. Help us honor our outstanding
seniors through this special annual
award to recognize excellence in the
field of biomedical engineering.