Biotechnology and Health Care

Currently Funded Centers

North Carolina State University (NC State) in partnership with Pennsylvania State University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Florida International University, and University of Virginia

ASSIST intends to harness nanotechnology to improve global health by enabling correlation between personal health and personal environment and by empowering patients and doctors to manage wellness and improve quality of life.

University of Washington in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and San Diego State University

CSNE will seek to identify the engineering principles of neural movement control and sensory processing to enable a new generation of robust, adaptive, closed loop, sensorimotor devices that interact with human nervous systems.

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in partnership with the University of Cincinnati and the University of Pittsburgh

RMB is developing the fundamental knowledge and technology needed to advance biocompatible and biodegradable metal-based, implantable systems with feedback control for reconstruction and regeneration.

Graduated Centers (Self-sustaining)

University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials, 21st Century

Focusing on medical devices, biomaterials, and tissue engineering with the goals of improving therapies, reducing healthcare costs, and educating a next generation of biomaterials scientists

Bioengineering Educational Technologies

VaNTH is engaged in efforts to transform bioengineering education by developing, implementing, and assessing educational processes, materials, and learning technologies.

Center for Biofilm Engineering

Inspired by fundamental discoveries about microbial communities on surfaces, the CBE develops solutions to industrially relevant biofilm problems and engineers uses for beneficial microbial biofilms

Biotechnology Process Engineering Center

Integrating life sciences and bioprocess engineering with the goal of producing advanced manufacturing technologies

Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology

Develop surgical systems that integrate novel computer and human/machine interface technologies that will revolutionize surgical procedures, extending the surgeon's abilities to achieve better outcomes at lower costs

Regenerative Engineering and Medicine Center

Integrate engineering technologies, biological discoveries, and clinical expertise and infrastructure so as to fundamentally transform the treatment of human diseases and injuries through the development and translation of new technologies that enhance the body’s ability to heal itself

University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials ERC

UWEB brings together a cross-disciplinary team of scientists, biologists, engineers, researchers and physicians, as well as industry leaders, to exploit specific biological mechanisms in the development of medical innovations.

Biomimetic MicroElectronic Systems ERC

BMES is developing transformative neural prostheses using novel biomimetic microelectronic systems based on fundamental principles of biology and engineering.