• Poor Instructions Result in Deaths

    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...
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  • MSOE BE Program to Receive Free Intel Galileo Development Boards

    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...
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  • Fortune and Fame for Design Teams

    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.
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  • Junior Teams Business Plan Finalists

    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...
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  • Glucose Monitoring Contact Lens

    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...
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  • Class of 2015 Junior Presentations to be Webcast

    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...
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  • FDA CDRH Priority List

    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...
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  • Biomedical Engineering Employment Statistics

    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...
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  • Summary of Medical Devices Standards

    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...
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  • Soft Material Robotics Opportunity at Tuffs

    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...
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  • Useful Presentation Tips

    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...
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  • Disease Outbreaks

    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...
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  • Leadless Pacemaker in the News

    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...
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  • Innovation Need = BE Job Opportunities

    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...
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  • What Will They Think of Next?

    Those crazy biomedical engineers. What will they think of next? Introducing A 'Smart Cap' For Concussion Testing | ThePostGame
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  • BE Senior Design Review

    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...
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  • MSOE BE Students Present Poster at International Meeting

    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...
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  • Possible Class of 2016 and 2017 Project Ideas

    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
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  • What A Recent Graduate Thinks

    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 ...
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  • Save the Date - Thursday, December 12

    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.
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