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Research themes

The Centre for Bioengineering and Nanomedicine is at the forefront of research into the following areas: Molecular and Biomedical Imaging, Engineered Therapeutics, Regenerative Medicine, Bioengineering Materials, Bioengineering Devices and Medical Computing.

Molecular and Biomedical Imaging

MARS molecular imaging is a new 3D quantitative spectral x-ray technique. It has the potential to advance diagnosis and treatment of major health diseases in new ways by detecting spectral (colour) differences in tissues.

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Engineered Therapeutics

Engineered Therapeutics brings together knowledge of human and animal treatment and care. This science uses engineering methods to prevent and combat disease, while providing smart solutions for advanced therapies.

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Regenerative Medicine

Tissue Engineering (TE) and Regenerative Medicine (RM) combine a patient's own cells with biodegradable scaffolds and growth factors. This therapy may offer considerable advantages over current surgical interventions used to repair or regenerate damaged tissues following trauma or disease.

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Innovative Materials can drive the creation of new products in many life science sectors; hence, it is a crucial pillar for Engineered Therapeutics. Research into biomaterials involves the precise engineering of novel materials for medical applications.

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Research related to novel devices is one important pillar for the research flagship of Engineered Therapeutics. Development of devices involves the use of engineering principles for the design of products used for diagnosis, treatment, prevention or monitoring of disease in humans or animals.

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Medical Computing

The MPJV research group is using mobile technology to bring visibility to the patient journey; in order to deliver the right care to the right patient at the right time. In an ideal world, a patient ‘flows’ through a hospital system, receiving the care they need in the correct time-frame. However, the reality is that patients are more often than not kept waiting. It is fundamental to provide real-time visibility for a patient's journey to all staff involved in their care, in order to ensure efficient patient flow.

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