Biotechnology and Health Care

Currently Funded Centers

Award No. 1941543

 

University of Minnesota in partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Riverside

ATP-Bio aims to develop and deploy breakthrough bioengineering technology to “stop biological time” through development and translation of new techniques for biopreservation. These technologies will preserve a wide range of biological systems in order to advance research and technological innovation: cells, tissues, organs, and whole organisms.

Award No. 1648451

 

Texas A&M University in partnership with University of California at Los Angeles, Rice University, and Florida International University.

The vision of the NSF-ERC on Precise Advanced Technologies and Health Systems for Underserved Populations (PATHS-UP) is to change the paradigm for the health of underserved populations by developing revolutionary, cost-effective technologies and systems at the point-of-care (POC).

Award No. 1647837

 

Boston University in partnership with University of Michigan and Florida International University.

CELL-MET aims to transform cardiovascular care by combining breakthroughs in nanotechnology and manufacturing with tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, while also developing areas of expertise in education, diversity, administration, and outreach.

Award No. 1028725

 

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

The CNT 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.

Graduated Centers (Self-sustaining)

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.

ERC for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials

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.