With StimSherpa’s neuromodulation platform, clinicians can customize spinal cord stimulation for each individual patient. This helps patients regain control over volitional movement and bodily functions.
BME PhD student helps design device and create start-up
Pain was treated via cortical brain stimulation, with outstanding results: Her self-assessed pain dropped from eight (out of ten) to zero.
Conducting clinical trials
Our location is uniquely well-suited for clinical trials. We're situated in a major urban area next to the University of Minnesota Medical School, other health science units, and a hospital, and in the heart of a world-leading health technology innovation cluster.
By providing a multiscale computational platform, the simulator will accelerate the development of new therapies.
Collaborating with industry
With more than 500,000 people employed in the local health technology sector, the opportunities for collaboration are endless. Many of our faculty team up with local industry contacts to translate their research into products that make people's lives better.
Industrial Advisory Board (IAB)
Our department's work is guided by input from biomedical engineering leaders at local companies. The board aims to:
Connect students and faculty with industry stakeholders.
Accelerate innovation in health care.
Create an environment of collaboration and innovation.
Blackrock Neurotech announced plans to invest in a novel auditory nerve implant (ANI) device that restores hearing for the deaf. The ANI device technology is being developed as part of an NIH-supported effort in which BME Professor Hubert Lim serves as lead researcher.
Our neuroengineering researchers collaborate extensively with local medtech companies. Endeavors range from conducting basic and translational research projects funded by the companies to holding consulting positions.
A free, comprehensive course is easing the journey from lab success to patient benefit. Through online lectures and hands-on training, the course shows how entrepreneurs and academics can translate and commercialize neurotechnology.
Our undergraduate program prepares students for careers in the medtech industry.
Students pick one of nine emphasis areas—such as digital health, medical device design, cell and tissue engineering, or neural engineering—and couple classroom experiences with robust co-op and internship opportunities.