Making Gene Expression Useful to the Clinician

One the the big challenges to successfully commercializing the advances in genomic research for the medical device industry is how to present the information in a form that will be useful to clinician. Historically the vast majority of physicians practicing today were taught microbiology, biochemistry and physiology in medical school. In day to day practice … Continue reading Making Gene Expression Useful to the Clinician

List of Schools Offering Accredited Biological Engineering Programs

The following is a list of ABET Inc. accredited Biological Engineering Programs. These programs address the engineering aspects of creating products using biological processes.  As such you could say they are the engineering response to applying our quickly expanding knowledge of the human, animal and microbe genomes and their cellular processes to create useful products.  … Continue reading List of Schools Offering Accredited Biological Engineering Programs

MDIF#8: Preparing for a Bioinformatics or Genomics Related Career

Here are some insights from from Chris Moy, Senior Scientist, GlaxoSmithKline, on the basic academic background needed for a bioinformatics or genomics related career.  Biomedical Engineers interested in the area of bioinformatics / genomic / proteomics / systems biology should pay close attention to this feedback. "I broke the list up into 4 categories....Technical Core, … Continue reading MDIF#8: Preparing for a Bioinformatics or Genomics Related Career

The Difference Between a Biomedical Engineer and a BMET

In the academic world there are Biomedical Engineers and Bioengineers graduating from the engineering curricula and Biomedical Electronic Technicians and Biomedical Engineering Technologists graduating from the engineering technology curricula.  The Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering curricula focus on the more complex theoretical aspects of engineering and its application to biology and medicine.  They typically are prepare engineers … Continue reading The Difference Between a Biomedical Engineer and a BMET

The Number of Biomedical Engineers Graduating into Job Market in 2006

The following table was created from degree completion data available at the NCES website.  This information is important to know because there has been a consistent issue described by B.S. BME graduates seeking industry jobs in their field. It's very difficult to get one with a baccalaureate degree. The number of graduates holding that degree … Continue reading The Number of Biomedical Engineers Graduating into Job Market in 2006