Role of Biomedical Sales Engineer
No one dreams about working as a sales engineer after graduating as a biomedical engineer, but with limited options available one may try his hand at this job.
Biomedical being such a huge industry and its product base being enormous the companies are in need for sales and marketing people. Many national and multi-national companies have set their base and there are distributors for the products of these companies, so the job opportunities are always available.
Having said this it is always better to work for a Parent company than for a distributor.
A dream job would be getting an opportunity to work for Draeger, Maquet, GE, Philips, Smiths Medical, Olympus.
List of 25 Dream companies every biomedical engineer wants to work for
App, device clicks selfie to monitor cholesterol
Scientists at Cornell University have developed a new device which enables your smartphone’s camera to read your cholesterol level instantly – by clicking a selfie.
The gadget eliminates the need for clumsy, complicated, home cholesterol-testing devices.
Cornell University engineers claim the Smartphone Cholesterol Application for Rapid Diagnostics, or “smartCARD,” could save lives – by reading out cholesterol level in about a minute.
Researchers Create Inner Ear from Stem Cells
Researchers have converted embryonic stem cells from mice into structures of the inner-ear. The breakthrough will help with cellular therapy and new drugs for inner-ear disorders.
Scientists from Indiana University have transformed mouse embryonic stem cells into key structures of the inner ear.
These are stem-cell-derived sensory hair cells (in red) with hair bundles (green).
Cellular nuclei are shown in blue.
Human liver grown in mouse from stem cells.
scientists in Japan have created small human livers from stem cells and transplanted them into mice.
The transplanted livers were able to take on normal liver functions such as clearing toxins from the blood of the mice. This is believed to be the first successful generation of a functional organ from stem cells.
Scientists have used stem cells to grow tiny functioning livers and successfully implanted them in mice.
Tips for Biomedical job seekers
Biomedical jobs for freshers :
- Sales or marketing engineer
- Service engineer
- Assistant Professor
- Medical Coder
- Hospital Job
As a fresher, the salary of Biomedical engineer in hospital is around 1.5 lakhs per annum.
Generally a ‘marketing or sales’ engineer is offered more salary as compared to a service engineer.
Helium Crisis Bursts Into Radiology Industry
Just as life without technology is unimaginable – it is also hard to imagine life without helium. With the latest scare of helium gas running out within 30 years, it’s not just clowns that are painting on their most worried look, even doctors and patients have some worrying to do. In the medical world, helium is most commonly used for MRI machines; and with a reduction in the availability of helium, hospitals, imaging centers, and OEMs are certainly paying a higher price for helium; and, in time, may need to limit access for patients to obtain an MRI altogether.
A new bionic hand will connect to a patient’s nervous system, giving them a sense of touch.
In what some are calling a bionic hand breakthrough, scientists in Switzerland reported the development of a “smart” artificial hand that lets amputees feel what they’re touching or holding.
It is hoped that the bionic hand will provide sensory perception, allowing the patient to control its movement and receive touch signals from its skin sensors.
Bone marrow cells used in bladder regeneration
Cells from the bone marrow are being used to recreate the organ’s smooth muscle, vasculature, and nerve tissue, the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports.
The Northwestern Medicine® research, which will be published February 18 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by lead author Arun K. Sharma, research assistant professor in urology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and colleagues, is an alternative to contemporary tissue-engineering strategies. The bone marrow cells are being used to recreate the organ’s smooth muscle, vasculature, and nerve tissue.
About biomedical engineering
Biomedical Engineers topped the technology and science category in the year 2011, according to U.S. news and world report in 50 Best careers. Biomedical is deemed as a career of future!
Well those reading the word “Biomedical Engineering” for the first time would quickly open a new tab and google it!
According to Wikipedia definition “Biomedical Engineering is the application of engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology. This field seeks to close the gap between engineering and medicine: It combines the design and problem solving skills of engineering with medical and biological sciences to improve healthcare diagnosis, monitoring and therapy”
PACS: imaging innovation
There was a time when radiographers recorded image on glass plates and processed them in dark rooms by hand. Then came radiographic films, which was a remarkable improvement over glass plates. With the advancement in technology, the radiographers were able to develop x-rays without going into darkrooms. Today all such systems are being replaced and the life of radiologist are at much ease thanks to PACS.
PACS (Picture Archive and Communications System) is a computer system which allows the digital capture, viewing, storage and transfer of x-rays and other scans, such as CTs and MRI.
Electronic images and reports are transmitted digitally via PACS.