Engineering Healthcare Solutions
In recent years, the depth and breadth of medical-related research and innovation produced by College of Engineering faculty and students has increased dramatically.
With extremely close proximity to a world-leading medical center, Ohio State’s Discovery Themes commitment to talent recruitment, and the desire among our faculty to make a difference in the world, this growth comes as no surprise. Nearly 60 engineering faculty members—not limited to biomedical engineering, but spanning disciplines—spend considerable time and resources on medical or healthcare-related research and/or commercialization activity. This figure includes 11 College of Engineering/College of Medicine faculty co-appointments. A recent analysis revealed 35 distinct projects related to cancer alone.
The College of Engineering is beginning a concerted effort to engage biomedical and healthcare companies—especially those in Ohio—to advance life-changing and life-saving innovations.
Here's a sampling of recent healthcare-related innovations from Buckeye Engineers:
- DNA 'Trojan Horse' smuggles drugs into cancer cells
- Cardiac stem cell therapy inspired by the body itself
- New portable adhesive patch drives small electrical current to promote wound healing
- New particle can track chemo
- A better way to open an airway
- Engineering solutions to spine injury and disease
- International collaboration focused on low cost synthetic heart valves
- New study shows that varying walking pace burns more calories
- Researchers take important step toward new target to treat arrhythmia
- 5 Columbus medical research breakthroughs ripe for spinoff (Columbus Business First)
- Researchers study role of enzymes in cancer progression
- Taking the pressure off: high-tech, portable pad that monitors pressure points
- Just-in-time therapeutics manufacturing project receives additional DARPA funding
- New study: crustacean-derived nanoparticles may effectively and precisely deliver chemotherapy