19th UWEB21 Biomaterials Intensive Short Course

Biomaterials: The Platform Technology of Medical Devices. A 2.5 day introduction to biomaterials, medical devices and biocompatibility presented by the experts. August 14 to August 16, 2014.

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    Sensor in eye could track pressure changes, monitor for glaucoma

Sensor in eye could track pressure changes, monitor for glaucoma

UW researchers develop sensor that may be placed permanently in a person’s eye to track changes in pressure, report data wirelessly and monitor for glaucoma

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    Buddy Ratner named 2014 UW School of Medicine Lifetime Inventor & Innovator

Buddy Ratner named 2014 UW School of Medicine Lifetime Inventor & Innovator

Buddy Ratner, professor of bioengineering and chemical engineering at UW and noted pioneer in the field of biomaterials, is named 2014 UW School of Medicine Lifetime Inventor & Innovator. This award honors an individual whose career has helped pave the way for medical innovation to occur at UW.

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    Buddy Ratner explains history of biomaterials in TED Blog story

Buddy Ratner explains history of biomaterials in TED Blog story

UW Bioengineering professor Buddy Ratner explains the history of biomaterials from antiquity to today in a recent TED Blog story

Winter 2014 UW Bioengineering eNews

Winter 2014 UW Bioengineering eNews. Updates on our research in technologies for global health, student profiles, news briefs and more.

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    Rapid results lead the way in inventing the high-tech, low-cost future of medicine

Rapid results lead the way in inventing the high-tech, low-cost future of medicine

The world does not yet have a Star Trek tricorder. But UW bioengineers are developing devices and technology that may be powerful precursors to Dr. McCoy’s handy 23rd century diagnostic device, and may make improving health faster and easier than ever before. Researchers are answering the call for accessible, rapid testing tools, which can speed the time until treatment starts, helping prevent deaths, outbreaks and disability.

Buddy Ratner selected as 2014 POLY Fellow

Buddy Ratner, professor of bioengineering and chemical engineering at UW, has been selected as a 2014 POLY Fellow of the Polymer Division of the American Chemical Society. This prestigious award recognizes the most outstanding achievements in and contributions to polymer science and the profession.

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    Buddy Ratner develops biomaterial designed to resist body’s natural attack response

Buddy Ratner develops biomaterial designed to resist body’s natural attack response

UW Bioengineering professor Dr. Buddy Ratner has developed a biomaterial that resists the body’s natural attack response to foreign objects. This material is made with a positively and negatively charged […]