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  Engineering APOC Students Travel to Ghana to Study Type 2 Diabetes
 
Students participating in Penn Engineeringís Appropriate Point of Care Diagnostics (APOC) program traveled to Ghana to design a point-of-care device that will address the growing problem of Type 2 diabetes in Sub-Saharan Africa. Type 2 diabetes is gravely understudied in Sub-Saharan Africa, with about 80 percent of the affected population believed to be undiagnosed.
 
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  great faculty click stories  1   2   3   4   David Issadore
  David Issadore is the recipient of the 2014 S. Reid Warren, Jr. Award
 
David Issadore, assistant professor of Bioengineering, has been awarded the S. Reid Warren, Jr. Award, which is presented annually by the undergraduate student body and the Engineering Alumni Society in recognition of outstanding service in stimulating and guiding the intellectual and professional development of undergraduate students.
 
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  great research click stories  1   2   3   4   Jason Burdick
  New Gel Allows for Targeted Therapy After Heart Attack
 
Combatting the tissue degrading enzymes that cause lasting damage following a heart attack is tricky. Each patient responds to a heart attack differently and damage can vary from one part of the heart muscle to another, but existing treatments canít be fine-tuned to deal with this variation. A study led by Jason Burdick has developed a way to address this problem via a material that can be applied directly to the damaged heart tissue.
 
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  great students click stories  1   2   3   4   MicroFluFish
  BE Seniors Take on the Flu to Win Design Competition
  A quick and accurate flu diagnostic, developed by Penn Engineering's Bioengineering Senior Design team, has the potential for world-wide impact. Appropriate influenza treatment is hampered by diagnostic tools that are either rapid or accurate, but not both. The winning students developed a best-of-both-worlds technology: a microfluidic device that, applied using a standard nasal swab technique, uses fluorescence to quickly identify influenza-infected cells.
 
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Rep Rap 3D Printing Blood Vessel Networks

Bioengineers from the University of Pennsylvania have turned the problem inside out by using a 3D printer called a RepRap to make templates of blood vessel networks out of sugar. Check it out!

The World is Your Classroom

Our students have the opportunity to serve anywhere, from providing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) outreach activities at the University and in Philadelphia area schools, to serving the needs of communities in Honduras, Cameroon and China using their technological and engineering knowledge.

Undergraduate Clinical Experience

In the course "Clinical Preceptorship in Bioengineering" (BE 400), students receive what few undegraduates in united states ever have the opportunity to experience: a chance to shadow renowned physicians for 10 weeks as they treat patients, perform surgeries, and diagnose disease.