Behind the scenes @ The Institute of Biomedical Engineering

Wednesday 22nd September 2010 @ 18:15

Professor Christofer Toumazou, Chief Scientist and Director, Institute of Biomedical Engineering.

Professor Ross Ethier, Chair of Biomechanics, Imperial College.

View how new technology in biomedical engineering is being adapted to improve quality of life for those in need.

New technology is being adapted to enable people to lead independent and productive lives despite illness, ageing  and disability. View what is happening in bionics, biosensors, imaging, medical robotics, bio-medical materials and nanotechnology.

The Institute of Biomedical Engineering’s Dr Patrick Degenaar is leading a team of researchers who are developing a new form of genetically enhanced prosthetics (“optogenetics”) that they hope could lead to a new treatment for the eye condition Retinitis Pigmentosa.

Professor Molly Stevens has won an Award for creativity in Polymer Technology in recognition of novel approaches to tissue engineering that are likely to prove very powerful in the engineering of large quantities of human mature bone as well as other vital organs. She has also won the prestigious ACES Academic Enterprise Award in the Life Sciences category. The award was presented to Prof Stevents principal and founder of Bioceramic Therapeutics an Imperial spin out company

Institute of Biomedical Engineering spin-out DNA Electronics Ltd has won the prestigious R&D prize at the Elektra09 European Electronics Industry Awards for its “SNP Dr” real-time gene testing innovation.

The Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London, has been honoured with a top prize for innovation at the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2009.

Venue: Room 3.01, Level 3, Royal School of Mines, Prince Consort Road (eastern end) SW7

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