Bio-Medical Engineering Cluster
The Bio-Medical Engineering Cluster specializes in the research and development of integrative methods and products for diagnostics and therapy. Experts from the areas of science and industry are developing innovations for
- Clinical and experimental imaging,
- Image-guided therapy,
- Organ support,
- Personal healthcare,
- Tissue engineering,
- Personalized medical technology and
- Pharmaceutical product development.
Cardiovascular, pulmonary and tumor-related diseases are on the rise in an ageing population. The demand rises for
- Intelligent organ support systems and
- Pharmaceutical therapy with minimal side effects.
Purely technical solutions have their limits in terms of functionality and lifecycle. The combination of traditional engineering sciences with biological, production and IT know-how is resulting in bio-hybrid medical systems, e.g. cell-coated implants or organ-supporting systems for heart and lungs.
Institutes from the faculties of mechanical engineering, electro technology, mathematics, physical science and medicine at RWTH Aachen University deliver specific methods and technologies.