Biomedical technology

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Clinical & medical benefits (Tools & products)


Technological applications for measuring, diagnosing, and treating health conditions, including tools, methods, strategies, and devices. Examples include artificial limbs or organs, new imaging systems to detect cancer, genome sequencing and editing, and nanotechnology.


Biomedical technology translates basic science discoveries into improved patient health. This technology is often focused on finding novel ways to detect or treat illnesses that were previously untreatable.


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Medical tools, methods, and devices include a wide range of products and may not necessarily be highly technically advanced (e.g., toothbrushes).


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Case Studies

New Option for Treatment of Uterine Fibroids: Engineering Smart Therapeutics

By Duke University Clinical & Translational Science

Developing and testing a minimally invasive treatment option for women with uterine fibroids

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Improving Care Access and Quality for Blood Cancers 

By ICTS and Washington University in St. Louis

Introducing ChromoSeq test for accurate and rapid cancer diagnosis in older patients

SOLACE: An Early Warning System for Adolescent Suicidality

By Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (Oregon CTSA)

Creating technology that uses physiological measures to help adolescents prevent their own worsening suicidality and suicide attempts.