Product Development: Lagrangian Coherent Structures May Provide Insights Into Fluid Flow For Medical Products

Fluid flow is central to a wide variety of medical engineering applications. Whether it's the flow of fluids through MEMS devices, or around implanted cardiovascular devices being able to accurately model fluid flow is a critical piece of analyzing the technical challenge. Lagrangian coherent structures may be a theory to keep in mind. Although currently … Continue reading Product Development: Lagrangian Coherent Structures May Provide Insights Into Fluid Flow For Medical Products

Bacteriophages: The Biological Antibiotic

Sometimes it seems that the future has always been with us. The new genomic revolution in medical science that we are experiencing is and will give scientists and engineers unparalleled control of biological organisms. One organism which may help revolutionize medicine is the bacteriophage. Basically a bacteria killing machine it has been researched and in … Continue reading Bacteriophages: The Biological Antibiotic

New Source of X-Ray Could Lead to New Products

Here is one of those scientific insights that can lead to new medical or even commercial inventions. Carlos Camara, a physicist at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UCLA, reports ripping a common "scotch" tape from the roll in a 10e-3 Torr vacuum can produce 15 kev X-rays. In a personal communication Carlos related … Continue reading New Source of X-Ray Could Lead to New Products

Starting BMET Salary from 2008 Salary Survey

Salaries for professionals with BMET background or education ( A.S., B.S. or DoD Military BMET ) can range widely from $36,000 to $102,000 per year.  The reason for the wide disparity is a result of the wide range of positions a BMET can fill from BMET I to Director of the Biomedical Engineering Department ( … Continue reading Starting BMET Salary from 2008 Salary Survey

A Biomedical Engineer Should Know More Than Theory For Their First Job

"The mere practical architect is not able to assign sufficient reasons for the forms he adopts; and the theoretic architect also fails, grasping the shadow instead of the substance. He who is theoretic as well as practical, is therefore doubly armed; able not only to prove the propriety of his design, but equally so to … Continue reading A Biomedical Engineer Should Know More Than Theory For Their First Job