The Center for Engineering in Medicine & Surgery
This center comprises the diversity of interests and skills involved in its activities. The focus is neither on a single disease nor on a single group of technologies. Instead, vitality springs from creating novel applications using the tools of disparate disciplines ranging from molecular biology and biochemistry to engineering design and analysis. These technologies are being applied to "thrust areas" in artificial organ development, biopreservation, metabolic engineering, stem cell bioengineering, genomics and proteomics, microfabrication and nanotechnology, drug delivery and tissue repair.
The BioMEMS Resource Center
This center focuses to develop research efforts on bridging technological advances in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), biomaterials and biochemical analysis, with biological research and clinical diagnostic and treatment needs. Biomedical applications of microfabricated devices are no longer limited to non-living systems as genes on a chip or labs on a chip. Today, a new generation of microdevices that incorporates living cells is emerging, fueled by recent advances in the understanding of cellular behavior in microenvironments. These emerging devices are expected to become key technologies in the 21st century of medicine, with a broad range of applications varying from diagnostic, tissue-engineered products, cell-based drug screening tools and basic molecular biology tools.