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  • UW Bioengineering faculty Michael Regnier and Charles Murry
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    Michael Regnier, Charles Murry named 2014 UW Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows

Michael Regnier, Charles Murry named 2014 UW Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows

UW Bioengineering faculty Charles Murry (joint professor of pathology, bioengineering and medicine/cardiology) and Michael Regnier, as well as adjunct faculty Michael Jensen, MD, director of the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer at Seattle Children’s Research Institute and professor of pediatric hematology-oncology at UW Medicine and Satoshi Minoshima, professor of radiology, were named 2014 UW Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows.

  • David C. Auth at 2014 Bioengineering Departmental Graduation Ceremony
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    Class of 2014 celebrates, David C. Auth delivers keynote speech, at Bioengineering Departmental Graduation Ceremony

Class of 2014 celebrates, David C. Auth delivers keynote speech, at Bioengineering Departmental Graduation Ceremony

The UW Bioengineering Class of 2014 celebrated their impressive accomplishments, David C. Auth delivered keynote speech, at the 2014 Bioengineering Departmental Graduation Ceremony.

Spring 2014 UW Bioengineering eNews

In this issue:  Chair’s Letter – Note to Graduates – Features – News Briefs – In the Media – Events Dear Alumni and Friends, With a sense of pride, we […]

Electrospun fibers show promise for rapid HIV prevention

UW Bioengineering Ph.D. student, Cameron Ball, and Assistant Professor Kim Woodrow, demonstrate the potential of a new type of product that may help women protect themselves against sexual HIV transmission. Their research, published online ahead of print in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (AAC) of the American Society for Microbiology, shows the ability of water-soluble electrospun fiber material to rapidly release maraviroc, an antiretroviral drug. The researchers suggest that their material offers advantages over other anti-HIV microbicides currently in development.

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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    2014 NESAC/BIO Workshop – Register by 8/2/14 for early rates!

2014 NESAC/BIO Workshop – Register by 8/2/14 for early rates!

This 2.5 day workshop includes lectures and surface analysis demonstrations. Demonstrations on NESAC/BIO instruments will provide application examples for the material covered in the workshop lectures. Attendees will learn the capabilities of biomedical surface analysis methods and how to intelligently review data received from surface analysis laboratories.

  • Illustration of computationally designed, engineered protein that UW research shows to cause death of cancer cells infected with Epstein-Barr virus
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    Computer-designed protein causes cancer cells to self-destruct

Computer-designed protein causes cancer cells to self-destruct

UW researchers, including BioE Professor Patrick Stayton and many collaborators from the UW and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, have created a protein molecule that can prompt cancer cells infected with the Epstein-Barr virus to self-destruct.

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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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    Advanced 3-D imaging technique maps micro blood flow in real-time

Advanced 3-D imaging technique maps micro blood flow in real-time

UW Bioengineer Ruikang Wang’s non-invasive method for imaging vascular health holds promise for better diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of diseases.

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    UW Bioengineering students showcase innovation, win second place, Best Innovation prizes at UW Business Plan Competition

UW Bioengineering students showcase innovation, win second place, Best Innovation prizes at UW Business Plan Competition

UW Bioengineering students led 4 teams in the 2014 Business Plan Competition, which concluded on May 22. Competing against 88 other teams, BioE’s teams pitched diverse, innovative ideas to hundreds of judges – including entrepreneurs, lawyers and investors. One team won second place and Best Innovation prizes.