Biomedical Technology

Definition

Technology applications for solving medical problems. 

Rationale

Biomedical technology includes tools, methods, medical devices, and nanotechnology for the purposes of diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. 

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

Organizations, repositories, websites, and other sources where you can find more information:

Local

Office of Technology Management at Washington University (OTM) 
The OTM offers a Technology Search feature to search for all available Washington University technologies. For more information, consult the office at your institution that manages technology transfer and commercialization.

General

National Institutes for Health Biomedical Technology Resources Portal 
The Biomedical Technology Resource (P41) Program provides software and database resources, as well as lists of centers organized by National Institute of General Medical Sciences or National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering category, with detailed descriptions of each center. 

U.S. Food & Drug Administration Medical Device Databases 
List of medical device databases, including registered devices, adverse events, post-approval studies, etc. 

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:

Moore JE, Maitland DJ, editors. Biomedical technology and devices. 2nd ed. Boca Raton: CRC Press; June 2013.

Nautiyal P, Alam F, Balani K, et al. The role of nanomechanics in healthcare. Adv Healthcare Mater. 2018 Feb; 7(3), 1700793. doi: 10.1002/adhm.201700793.

Schnell-Inderst P, Hunger T, Conrads-Frank A, et al. Ten recommendations for assessing the comparative effectiveness of therapeutic medical devices: a targeted review and adaptation. J Clin Epidemiol. 2018 Feb; 94, 97-113. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.09.022. 

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