UW Bioengineers have created a smartphone-based imaging system that can detect certain bacteria on skin and teeth that glow red when placed under black light. The proof-of-concept demonstration can distinguish bacteria from background tissue, and could allow health providers, dentists or the public to conveniently monitor skin and oral health. The system can also be adapted for monitoring bacterial activity in new or chronic wounds.
UW Bioengineering's Kelly Stevens and Univ. of Michigan's Omolola Eniola-Adefesa lead a national network of biomedical engineers calling to end funding discrimination against Black scientists.
When mixed with fluid from a nasal swab or blood sample, these protein sensors emit light within minutes. BioE graduate student Alfredo Quijano-Rubio co-led the work at the Institute for Protein Design.
A new approach uses lasers and molecular tethers to pattern 3D cell fate in natural scaffolds for tissue engineering.
Rodney JY Ho, UW professor in pharmaceutics and adjunct professor in bioengineering, has been elected [...]
UW Bioengineering's Kelly Stevens Lab and researchers at Rice University created radiatorlike systems to remotely control the positioning and timing of cell functions to build 3-dimensional, artificial, living tissues.
UW bioengineer Buddy Ratner and his collaborators at Seattle’s Center for Dialysis Innovation (CDI) captured one of six prizes in a national contest to develop new solutions for dialysis care.
Stryker, the medical technology company, sponsored two UW Bioengineering capstone projects in the 2019-20 academic year. Read about both projects on the College of Engineering industry page.
A number of UW Bioengineering faculty members quickly pivoted and are adapting their research to addressing the needs created by the coronavirus pandemic. From developing rapid at-home tests and protective masks to vaccines and treatments, here is a sampling of some of the ways UW BioE faculty, staff and students are stepping up to help.
The multi-institution Center for Reproducible Biomedical Modeling, led by UW Bioengineering Professor Herbert Sauro, is partnering with top U.S. government agencies to determine how credible several commonly used COVID-19 models are.