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The inaugural Barr-Spach Medicine and Engineering Scholarship recipient Joshua D'Arcy M'19

April 24, 2017

D’Arcy Named First Barr-Spach Medicine and Engineering Scholar

New endowed scholarship supports medicine-engineering initiatives, honors faculty mentors

February 15, 2007

Memscept

Photonics and ultrasound engineering researchers from Duke's Pratt School of Engineering and George Washington University created a spinoff company in 2003 to market a novel optical scanner miniaturized enough to be inserted into the body, where its light beams could someday detect abnormalities [...]

February 15, 2007

NDI Medical

Formed in 2002, NDI Medical develops, manufactures, commercializes and markets neurostimulation products. Their experienced team of business executives, engineers and regulatory professionals have built a successful, growing, implantable neurostimulation medical device company located in Cleveland [...]

February 15, 2007

Illuminus

Illuminus is a Duke spinoff company developing technology to measure the removal of breast tumors during breast conserving surgery. An estimated 125,000 women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer receive breast conserving surgery each year. The project manager, Dr. Nimmi Ramanujam, an [...]

February 09, 2007

Humacyte

Humacyte is a vascular tissue engineering company pioneering the production of replacement blood vessels on demand with a patient’s own cells. Humacyte’s patented technology will focus specifically on producing small diameter grafts for patients suffering from coronary artery disease (CAD) or [...]

February 09, 2007

Bioptigen

Bioptigen has pioneered a new class of in vivo optical imaging systems for biomedical applications. These systems enable real-time non-invasive imaging of internal tissue microstructure, advancing critical applications in drug development, genetics research, tissue engineering, and medical vision.

February 05, 2007

Woven Scaffolds Could Improve Cartilage Repair

Using a unique weaving machine of their design, Duke University Medical Center researchers have created a three-dimensional fabric "scaffold" that could greatly improve the ability of physicians to repair damaged joints with the patient's own stem cells.

February 01, 2007

Schoenleber, Pratt Fellow, Maps the Growing Human Skull

As children grow, their skulls grow with them. But physicians have lacked a good description of that developmental process, and a reliable way of recognizing early when something goes awry.

February 01, 2007

Pratt Fellow Wilusz Advances on a Solution to a Common Knee Injury

Pratt Undergraduate Research Fellow Rebecca Wilusz has made a discovery that could lead to changes in the way that physicians treat a common form of knee injury. Her studies in the lab of Professor Farshid Guilak suggest that anti-inflammatory medications might help to encourage tears of the knee [...]

January 01, 2007

Markey wins AMIA New Investigator Award

Mia K. Markey, who received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Pratt in 2002 and is now an assistant professor at the University of Texas in Austin, has won the 2006 American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) New Investigator Award. This award recognizes an individual for early informatics [...]

January 01, 2007

BME Students Built $40 Insulin Pump, Handsfree Computer Mouse

Biomedical engineering students in BME 264, the biomedical instrumentation course taught by Associate Professor Patrick Wolf, capped off another semester with poster presentations of their inventions on Dec. 12. Kelly Fitzgerald and Patrick Parish presented a $40 insulin pump. By stripping the pump [...]

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