Here is a link to an article describing how four LVAD patients have died due to poor device instructions: http://www.qmed.com/news/thoratec-warns-hospitals-after-lvad-patients-deaths?cid=nl.qmed02. These incidents emp... I just received notification that our program will be getting 5 Intel Galileo development boards (http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/do-it-yourself/galileo-maker-quark-board.html). These boards combine Arduino fun... Congratulations to two Class of 2015 design teams for placing in MSOE's business plan competition. Team gluocChem finished 2nd and will receive $1,500 and Team Neonate finished 4th and will receive $500. Congratulation to BE design teams 15-1 (Novel Glucose Monitor) and 15-2 (Neonate Cardiopulmonary Bypass Simulator) for being selected as finalists in this year’s MSOE Business Plan Competition. Good job and good... This has the potential, really the likelihood, to be the medical breakthrough of the decade: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/01/16/google-smart-contact-lens/4540727/?csp=fbfanpage. Continuous glucose monitorin... We plan to webcast the Class of 2015 MSOE biomedical engineering junior design project presentations live from 5:00 to 7:30 pm CST (GMT -6) on Thursday, December 12, 2013. See them at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ms... The Center for Devices and Radiologic Health (CDRH) is the part of the FDA that deals with medical device regulations. As part of a new law, they will now annually publish a list of their priorities for the coming yea... Here are a couple of links to Biomedical Engineering employment statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Forbes Clearly, the job market for program graduates is very good. Students should still start earl... MSOE is very fortunate to have an alumnus, Brian Biersach, deeply involved in medical device testing, standards and compliance. In fact, he runs a company, Medical Equipment Compliance Associates (MECA Home: IEC... Here's an unusual opportunity for graduate study (and I suppose summer research)... We invite seniors who plan to pursue graduate education in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, or any of the Engine... There are many presentation tip sheets available on the web. This one -- A Geek’s Guide to Presenting to Business People | Leading Geeks Company -- seems pretty good. It never hurts to look over one of these bef... Biomedical engineers are generally not involved with infectious diseases, but I found this list of outbreaks interesting and thought BE students, faculty and alumni might too: http://www.healthline.com/health-slidesho... This short medical device industry news story illustrates several points: http://www.mddionline.com/article/st-jude-medical-buys-leadless-pacemaker-developer-nanostim-1235m?cid=nl.mddi01. These include: Large m... Here's a link to a sort article stressing the growing need for innovation in the medical device industry: Medtech's Business Model Is Broken, But There's Hope: PwC Report | Qmed Previously, company had to innovate i... Those crazy biomedical engineers. What will they think of next? Introducing A 'Smart Cap' For Concussion Testing | ThePostGame The first round of BE senior design reviews is approaching. BE seniors will be presenting and discussing their design projects with BE faculty on Wed October 23 and October 30, 2013 at 12 pm in S325 (BE Lab).&nb... Biomedical Engineering seniors Jared Barfknecht (right) and Alexander Kollman (2nd from left) displayed a poster at the 2013 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual meeting held in Seattle. Their poster described... Here are some ideas that might get current freshmen and sophomore students thinking about possible design projects: http://www.mddionline.com/article/3-winners-announced-dare-dream-medtech-design-challenge?cid=nl.mddi01 This is an excerpt from a Facebook post by a recent MSOE graduate: After working at B. for only 4 months, it's already been drilled in me the ways of documentation in big medical device companies. It's funny to think ... The Class of 2015 Junior Progress and Feasibility presentations will take place immediately before at an IEEE sponsored dinner meeting on Thursday, December 12. Details will be announced later, but save the date.