Department of Surgery
Center for Engineering in Medicine & Surgery
About the CEMS
The CEMS is a place where scientific rigor and creativity are matched by a sense of sharing and community. The center draws strength from its diversity and collaborative spirit and from its affiliations with surrounding biomedical research institutions including Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Shriners Burns Hospital and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The CEMS focuses on several different research thrusts that combine the principles of engineering and medicine in order to find new solutions that push the envelope of health care technology.
Major Initiatives and Resources
The CEMS collaborates on a variety of multinational initiatives and provides recourses to Mass General and outside entities.
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BioMEMS Resource Center (BMRC)
The BMRC integrates microsystems technologies, engineering methods and biological research to provide unique capabilities to biomedical and clinical investigators for probing, manipulating, engineering and analyzing cells for diagnostics, therapeutic, toxicology and drug screening advances.
Cell Resource Core
The Cell Resource Core at Massachusetts General Hospital provides fresh and cryopreserved hepatocytes for use by researchers at Mass General and other research institutions.
About the CEMS
The Center for Engineering in Medicine & Surgery (CEMS) draws strength from its diversity and collaborative spirit, and from its affiliations with surrounding biomedical research institutions including the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Harvard Medical School, the Shriners Burns Hospital, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.