Biomedical Technology

Definition

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.

Rationale

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.

Guidance

Advice from authors on searching for information:

This indicator may align closely with the indicators Patents and License Agreements. Consult the office at your institution that manages technology transfer and commercialization. Self-reported researcher data may be required to identify biomedical technology associated with a specific clinical and translational research project. 

Resources & Data

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Data Limitations

Challenges you may encounter while searching for information:

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

Publications

Articles, books, and other publications in translational science using the indicator:

Case Studies

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