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The Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM) is an interdisciplinary research organization strengthening collaborative efforts between the disciplines of engineering and biomedicine at the University of Minnesota, and fostering collaborations with medical device industry.
IEM strives to be a world leader in the creation and innovative application of engineering solutions to medical and health problems. For the future of health care it is essential that patients be cared for in a high quality, safe, and effective manner at a cost that the nation can manage. As the costs of health care increase and the population ages, innovative and transformative approaches to managing medical conditions are needed. An important aspect of this future of health care will be the creation and application of engineering technologies in order to provide these new approaches to transform the management of various disorders faster, less expensively, safer, and with fewer side effects. It is essential to develop comprehensive programs to combine these spectacular engineering advances with disease and medical knowledge and apply them to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of major diseases affecting our society. Read more about our mission and vision>
IEM co-sponsors IEEE Life Sciences Grand Challenges Conference at National Academy of Sciences. More>
University receives $1.08 M State DEED Grant for facility expansion of IEM-affiliated Medical Devices Center. More>
IEM-affiliated research center Biopreservation Core Resource featured in Nature Magazine. More>