Research in the biomedical and life sciences is a robust part of the intellectual activity at IEN. Nanoscale approaches to the development of new biocompatible materials and medical devices play a vital role in technical advancement and innovation for applications as diverse as diagnostics, imaging, biosensors, drug delivery and therapeutics, and biomaterials and surface modification for implantable devices.
Nanotechnology offers a means toward miniaturization of existing devices, synthesis of novel materials, development of new manufacturing routes, and fundamental insights into the understanding of materials and their interaction with living systems.
Examples of research effort underway at GT-IEN in the Biomedical Materials & Devices include:
Biomedical research at the IEN is abetted by a number of co-localized entities within Georgia Tech and the Atlanta area. These include: