The initiatives developed by government and research bodies such as the EPSRC Life Sciences Interface and EQUAL stress the need for multidisciplinary research centres and teams to address biomedical research challenges. In this climate, the Bioengineering Unit is enjoying an upsurge in interest from outside users and associated exciting opportunities and is a leader in its field.
The development of methods to quantify clinical benefit is becoming a central theme in our research and is in keeping with the drive in Foresight to develop methods of quantifying outcome whenever a new clinical approach developed for patients.
Four areas of research expertise exist where the Unit participates in, or leads, multidisciplinary teams.
The areas are:
- Rehabilitation Engineering
- Cell & Tissue Engineering
- Medical Diagnostic Devices & Instrumentation
We believe that these core research areas have long term significance for progress in this field while still producing shorter term commercial, industrial and clinical benefits. The ability of the staff to work in teams, augmented by the incoming expertise and facilities of our external collaborating partners and visiting professors, is a key strength of the Unit.