March 2018

March 20, 2018
Professor Martin Yarmush has been awarded a Visiting Professor Fellowship from the Lady Davis Fellowship Trust to engage in teaching and research activities at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. Professor Yarmush will be working with Professor Yaakov Nahmias, Director of the Alexandar Grass Center for Bioengineering (and a former postdoctoral fellow), and other faculty colleagues on a variety of projects including new organ-on-a-chip technologies.
March 2, 2018
Thomas Papathomas has been awarded two grants from TechAdvance and the New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF) to develop and test a patent-pending portable device as a diagnostic and evaluating tool for schizophrenia, in his collaboration with Steve Silverstein of RBHS. Below are a few more details for you:  
March 2, 2018
New faculty member, Dr. Biju Parekkadan, was selected for a Rutgers TechAdvance award to in the area of Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing to develop Bioactive Cell Growth Capsules.

January 2018

January 23, 2018
Prabhas V. Moghe, distinguished professor in the biomedical engineering and chemical and biochemical engineering departments, has been named the inaugural vice chancellor for research and innovation for Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

December 2017

December 12, 2017
Light-emitting nanoprobes can detect cancer early and track the spread of tiny tumors Using light-emitting nanoparticles, Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists have invented a highly effective method to detect tiny tumors and track their spread, potentially leading to earlier cancer detection and more precise treatment. The technology, announced today, could improve patient cure rates and survival times.
December 12, 2017
The Department of Biomedical Engineering has opened new labs and launched a certificate program for the design of medical devices as it positions itself as a statewide leader for research, development, education, and training in the field. 

November 2017

November 1, 2017
Sixty Biomedical Engineering alumni, faculty, and friends attended the second annual BME Alumni Networking Event on October 25, 2017, at the new home of The Rutgers Club on Livingston Campus in Piscataway. Special thanks to Mark Zimmerman and Eric Novik, for allowing us to recognize them for their commitment to the department, and to Professor Noshir Langrana, for 12 years of dedicated service as Chair of the department. Click here to see names of several attendees.

September 2017

September 25, 2017
Professor Martin Yarmush and colleagues at the Massachusetts General Hospital have been awarded a 4-year $1,605,506 research grant from the National Institute of Health for a project entitled, "Recellularization of Liver Bioscaffolds." The project’s goal is to engineer transplantable human liver grafts for treating liver dysfunction and failure, and the central hypothesis to be tested here is that the natural liver scaffold derived from discarded livers can be extensively repopulated with hepatocytes and non-parenchymal cells and that these grafts can perform essential liver functi
September 19, 2017
A patent was issued to Professor Noshir Langrana, Devendra Verma and Michelle Previtera, entitled, "Biomaterial and Methods of use Thereof for the Prevention of Post-Operative Adhesions” (US Patent Number 9,757,499). The invention describes the development a novel biodegradable and non-toxic polyelectrolyte complex (PEC) biomaterials that have anti-adhesive and anti-inflammatory properties. PEC-based films are strong and flexible and can be inserted postoperatively as physical barrier between tissues and organs at the wound site.
September 18, 2017
A patent was issued to Professor Martin Yarmush and former Rutgers colleagues and students, Tim Maguire, Stanley Dunn, Kevin Nikitczuk, and Eric Novik, entitled, "Automated Vessel Puncture Device using 3-D Near Infrared Imaging and a Robotically Driven Needle” (US Patent Number 9743875). The invention describes the development of automated robotic venipuncture device containing three major components: (1) an imaging system; (2) an automated robotic end-effector unit; and (3) a computer (controller and interface).