2006 BMEidea Winners
- University of California Berkeley
A tissue engineering approach that constructs “smart,” adaptable vascular grafts (Nanografts) from bone marrow stem cells for coronary artery bypass procedures.
Second prize (tie): Ultramed Ultrasound Breast Cancer Detection
- Pennsylvania State University
A breakthrough in ultrasound technology using multi-element, high frequency transducers with scalable frequency ranges to allow real-time tissue biopsies and non-destructive imaging for breast cancer detection.
Second prize (tie): AnemiCAM
- Brown University
A device that allows doctors to quickly and accurately detect anemia (low hemoglobin) in patients by reflecting light in the conjunctiva, within the lower eyelid.
Third prize: Robopsy
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A telerobotic biopsy system that uses a small, disposable actuator device to grip, orient, and insert a biopsy needle from within a Computed Topography (CT) gantry.
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