Medical Devices & Bioinstrumentation
Medical devices are at the heart of biomedical engineering, and faculty in the MU-MCW Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering have proficiency in instrumentation, biomaterials, medical device testing and design, and clinical and regulatory expertise. This broad base of skills and experience positions our department at the forefront of medical device innovation, and innovations from biomedical engineers at Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin have ranged from instrumentation to computer algorithms to innovative medical devices. One of the great strengths of our program is that our engineers collaborate closely with physicians and basic research scientists to translate novel ideas into state-of-the-art medical devices. Learn more about laboratories and faculty specializing in Medical Device Innovation and Bioinstrumentation below.
Medical Devices & Bioinstrumentation Laboratories
Airway Biomechanics Laboratory
Led by Dr. Guilherme Garcia, The Airway Biomechanics Laboratory (Airway Lab) has conducted numerical evaluation of nasal sprays to maximize nasal drug delivery to treat chronic rhinosinusitis.
Dr. Bing Yu and researchers at the Biophotonics Laboratory develop innovative optical biomedical devices that are more compact, accurate, reliable, and cost-effective. These optical biomedical devices are used for cancer detection and therapeutic monitoring, especially in low- and middle-income countries.
Cardiovascular Regenerative Engineering Laboratory
Led by Dr. Brandon Tefft, the Cardiovascular Regenerative Engineering Laboratory (CaRE Lab) has expertise in cardiovascular device design, including tissue engineered vascular grafts and heart valves.
Led by Dr. Lars Olson, the Olson Laboratory has developed the human powered nebulizer (HPN). This innovation is currently undergoing clinical trials and being considered for new clinical indications.
OREC's Biomaterials & Histology Laboratory
Led by Dr. Jeffrey Toth, research in OREC's Biomaterials & Histology Laboratory (BIMA) includes the evaluation of materials for orthopaedic and spine devices.
Tissue Regenerative Engineering Laboratory
Led by Dr. Bo Wang, the Tissue Regenerative Engineering Laboratory (TRE Lab) works with complex bone defect repair using matrix and scaffolding approaches.
Dr. Dana Cook, Professor of Practice in the Opus College of Engineering, has over 13 years' experience in the medical device industry as an embedded software and systems engineer.
Dr. Jay Goldberg, Clinical Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Healthcare Technologies Management Program, specializes medical device design and testing, new product development and engineering management, as well as surface modification and degradation and failure analysis of implants.