Engineering themes

Ingenia articles are categorised by engineering themes and subject areas.

Showing 85 articles for: Bioengineering and Medical

How I got here - Jean Morris

How I got here - Jean Morris

Research engineer Jean Morris tells how her career has led to an award-winning ventilator.

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Life on a chip

Life on a chip

Researchers hope that miniaturised model organ-on-chips, currently under development, could lead to more realistic alternatives to testing drugs on animals.

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Quicker testing for COVID-19

Quicker testing for COVID-19

Lab-on-a-chip technology, developed to help us live healthier, has been adapted to provide rapid, lab-free tests for COVID-19.

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How does that work? Wastewater epidemiology

How does that work? Wastewater epidemiology

Countries across the world are sampling and testing wastewater to identify and track cases of COVID-19.

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How does that work? Lateral flow tests

How does that work? Lateral flow tests

Millions of people take lateral flow tests each week to detect COVID-19 - how do they work?

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Facing engineering’s ultimate challenge

Michael Kenward OBE

Dr Luisa Freitas dos Santos FREng is Vice President, R&D Global Clinical Supply Chain, at GSK. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic she has maintained a steady supply of medicines while pursuing new therapies.

Issue 86
All hands to the pumps

All hands to the pumps

Michael Kenward OBE

The UK’s engineering industry collaborated to rapidly create over 13,000 ventilators for the NHS in just 12 weeks.

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Delivering fast-track COVID-19 vaccines

Delivering fast-track COVID-19 vaccines

Rachel Jones

Manufacturing and supply chains are preparing to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine after an accelerated development process.

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Responding to a global pandemic

Responding to a global pandemic

Rachel Jones

The impact of COVID-19 has been felt around the world. Engineers and engineering businesses across the UK have responded quickly to help address the challenges it has caused.

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Robotic assistance

Robotic assistance

Geoff Watts

Engineering researchers are developing robotic systems that are assisting doctors during surgery, helping to make procedures more efficient and reducing the time that patients have to spend in the operating theatre.

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Bioelectronic devices

Professor Tim Denison

Implantable medical devices continue to drastically improve the lives of people with long-term health conditions.

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Engineering an artificial pancreas

Engineering an artificial pancreas

Geoff Watts

Engineers and researchers are making significant developments in technologies that are helping people with diabetes to monitor and treat the condition more efficiently, with the ultimate goal being an artificial pancreas.

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