MDIF#12: Anecdotal Feedback From Medical Device and Manufacturing Show

The Medical Device and Manufacturing show was last week in this part of the country. As I was walking out of the parking garage I met a representative of a contract manufacturing firm and struck up a conversation. As we talked the subject came up that his group designed everything in the U.S. and manufactured … Continue reading MDIF#12: Anecdotal Feedback From Medical Device and Manufacturing Show

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A High Impact Course to Add to the Biomedical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering Technology Curriculum

The well prepared engineer should think hard about taking a project management course preferably near the end of their program. Most new hires directly out of their engineering program will most likely be performing a lot of basic footwork and small projects. They can put a lot of what they learn about the business during … Continue reading A High Impact Course to Add to the Biomedical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering Technology Curriculum

Business and Career:Will Your Corporation Last More Than 40 Years?

Engineers typically work at the heart of the new product development process but rarely get more than a smattering of education about the business of business during their academic career.  Even though they start with a significant hole in their education 22 percent of the S&P 500 CEO's have an engineering degree.  This result is … Continue reading Business and Career:Will Your Corporation Last More Than 40 Years?

Is Death By Medical Error Worthy of Biomedical Engineering Research?

Death by medical error (DME) is an issue which originally was reported to claim 98,000 lives per year in 1999. DME has recently been reported to likely be closer to 200,000 deaths per year in 2009.  The challenge is daunting as it is the result of multiple factors many of which are result of human … Continue reading Is Death By Medical Error Worthy of Biomedical Engineering Research?

National Graduation Rates for Biomedical Engineers in 2008 vs. Job Projections

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