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An early prototype of the Camras Shunt

April 20, 2018

Entrepreneurial Insight

Lucinda Camras's startup aims to fight glaucoma

A woman in Tanzania gives her newborn baby antiretroviral drugs from a Pratt Pouch.

August 08, 2017

Tiny Packet Is Making a Big—and Growing—Dent in Childhood HIV

The Pratt Pouch is expanding its reach in Ecuador and a new initiative will bring the pouch to Uganda

microbot origami

August 07, 2017

Microbot Origami Can Capture, Transport Single Cells

Microscopic cubes assembled and pre-programmed by magnetic fields capture and transport single cells

Ashutosh Chilkoti has agreed to remain chair of Duke University's Department of Biomedical Engineering for another five years

July 27, 2017

Chilkoti Reappointed Chair of Duke BME

Plans to build on the department’s efforts to recruit exceptional junior and senior faculty while creating a close-knit culture

The three founders of Encapsio. From left to right - Wyatt Shields, Nick Kirby, and Wes Day

June 19, 2017

From Entrepreneurs to Encapsio

A Q&A with Three Duke Entrepreneurs Marrying Technology with Business

Charles Gersbach

June 15, 2017

Gersbach Named Allen Distinguished Investigator

$1.5 million research award will help develop epigenetic tools to explore complex behaviors and diseases

nerve growth using nerve bridge

June 12, 2017

Regenerating Damaged Nerves with "Pac-Man" Cells

A regenerative medicine approach to nerve damage may avoid the downsides of nerve graft surgery

A newly optimized version of a diabetes treatment forms a “depot” for controlled release that persists more than 24 hours.

June 05, 2017

Injectable Solution May Provide Weeks of Glucose Control

New diabetes treatment lasts more than two weeks in primates, promising to eclipse current treatment options in humans.

Samuel Fox poses with pieces of the project he is creating to improve patient mobility.

June 02, 2017

Samuel Fox Wins 2017 Duke BME Prize for Patient Mobility Design

Rising senior Samuel Fox wins competitive entrepreneurial prize for his device to improve patient mobility.

BME students Emelina Vienneau (top left), Sarah Jacobs (bottom left), Julia Ross (top right) and Petek Sener (bottom right) will participate in the Coulter College design experience in August.

June 02, 2017

BME Design Team Selected for 2017 BMES Coulter College Program

BME students Emelina Vienneau, Sarah Jacobs, Julia Ross and Petek Sener will participate in the competitive four-day design experience in August.

A prototype of the speculum-free “pocket colposcope” being developed by Duke University produces images on a smart phone or laptop and can make cervical cancer screening more accessible to women living in low-resource areas.

May 31, 2017

New Tech Promises Easier Cervical Cancer Screening

“Pocket colposcope” removes need for speculum, may enable self-screening

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