Future of BioMedical
Biomedical engineering (BME) is a discipline of growing importance in society and is a vital and growing part not only of the Boston area but also of the whole U.S. territory infrastructure—industry, academics, and hospitals. There has been a major expansion in the field of BME for the past few years. This expansion is due to many factors, including
- scientific and technological advances in molecular and cell biology, materials science, and engineering disciplines
- the increasing recognition of the role of interdisciplinary strategies to solve complex biomedical problems
- the aging of the population leading to increasing health-care needs and the associated demands and costs.
The BME Department at Tufts University reflects these themes and offers comprehensive education and research opportunities to students, faculty, and industry interested in pursuing this topic. We give an overview of the engineering of regenerative medicine and sensing systems at various focused laboratories.