• Increasing Cost of Healthcare

    Biomedical engineers find themselves right in the middle of the situation described in this article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/06/health/even-small-medical-advances-can-mean-big-jumps-in-bills.html. Improvements...
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  • Where Will You Live

    QMED (a popular device industry website) just released a slide deck listing the top 10 cities for medical device innovation: http://www.qmed.com/mpmn/gallery/top-us-cities-medtech-innovation. This might be useful info...
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  • 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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  • Online Resource Guide for Engineering Students

    I suspect this is a “front” for one or more on-line universities - http://www.onlinecollege.org/guides/engineering, but it appears to provide an excellent list of online resources for engineering students....
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  • Prototype Suppliers – Materials, Components & Equipment Sources

    I created this document for my biomedical engineering design teams, but believe it will likely be of interest to others working on student and non-student projects. Note that the Hub version number does not necessaril...
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  • Summer Research Opportunity at MCW

    From: Berst, Guy Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 9:37 AM Subject: Summer Program for Undergraduate Research at MCW Each year hundreds of students apply for an internship position over the summer.  Once again...
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  • FDA Regulation of Medical Devices

    Wow. Not a word engineers often used, but it what I thought when I stumbled across this, http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42130.pdf, while preparing my BE-3001 lecture. This document appears to provide a wonderfully ...
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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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  • Summer Research Opportunity

    Here is the text of an e-mail I received regarding a summer research opportunity for juniors and sophomores....   We are now accepting applications for our NSF REU site focusing on Research Experiences in Neural ...
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  • Another Artificial Heart

    For many years, biomedical engineers have been working to develop artificial hearts that can provide long term support for patients' needing them. Here is story about another attempt in France:    &nbs...
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  • Recommended Way to Post Event Pictures

    Tonight the biomedical engineering juniors are going to do their progress and feasibility presentations at a dinner event sponsored  by MSOE and the Milwaukee IEEE section (http://www.msoe.edu/thread/2509). I pla...
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  • Congratulations Juniors

    Congratulations to the Class of 2015 for the excellent job they did on their presentations last night. Received a lot of positive feedback from our guests. Good job, now get back to work.
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  • Presentation Seating

    I'm wondering how we should work the seating tonight at the junior presentations. Here is what I mean by this. To get teams on and off the stage efficiently, it would make sense for each team to set together. On the o...
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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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  • Junior Presentation Announcement

    The annual junior presentation event will be held from 5:00 to 9:00 pm on Thursday, December 12 in the Todd Wehr Auditorium in the CC building. BE Juniors are required to attend this event and may bring up to two gues...
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  • Importance of Usability Test

    This short news item illustrates the importance of usability considerations and testing in the medical device design process:   How Usability Testing Prevents Horror Stories | Qmed   There is nothing more ...
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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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