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Role of Biomedical Sales Engineer

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

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New laparoscopic pressure sensors can make 3-D maps of tumours

New laparoscopic pressure sensors can make 3-D maps of tumours

During open surgery, doctors rely on their sense of touch to identify the edges of hidden tumours and to locate hidden blood vessels and other anatomical structures: a procedure they call palpation.

But during minimally invasive surgeries the ability to examine tissue through touch, called palpation, is lost. Instead, surgeons must manipulate the tissue with long, narrow instruments and rely on visual images from tiny cameras. But engineers in the United States, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere have designed new tools to help restore a surgeon’s sense of touch.

laparoscopic pressure sensors

The devices, dubbed palpation probes, are designed to be used laparoscopically and can detect changes in the stiffness of tissue. Tumours are harder than normal tissue, so they can be detected with a combination of pressure sensors and spatial positioning measurements. The readings are used to create a three-dimensional stiffness map that shows surgeons the margins of tumours.

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Google lens: option for diabetics

Google lens: option for diabetics 

Google has said it is testing a “smart contact lens” that can help measure glucose levels in tears.

It uses a “tiny” wireless chip and a “miniaturised” glucose sensor embedded between two layers of lens material.

Lens looks like a typical contact lens on his index finger Sandwiched in this lens are two twinkling glitter-specks loaded with tens of thousands of miniaturized transistors. It’s ringed with a hair-thin antenna. Together these remarkable miniature electronics can monitor glucose levels in tears of diabetics and then wirelessly transmit them to a handheld device.

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People suffering from the condition need to monitor their glucose levels regularly as sudden spikes or drops are dangerous. At present, the majority of them do so by testing drops of blood.

Google said it was testing a prototype of the lens that could “generate a reading once per second”.

The idea that all of that monitoring could be going on passively, through a contact lens, is especially promising for the world’s 382 million diabetics who need insulin and keep a close watch on their blood sugar.

Google said it was working with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to bring the product to mainstream use.

It added that it would look for partners “who are experts in bringing products like this to market”.

Before the smart contact lens becomes official, Google will also have to determine whether measuring tear fluid is actually relevant for blood sugar levels.

Artificial heart implanted in France

Artificial heart implanted in France

For the first time, a bioprosthetic heart that may give patients up to five years of extra life has been successfully implanted in a 75-year-old French man.

The procedure was performed on December 18th at France’s Georges Pompidou European Hospital, and the patient is said to be doing well.

The artificial heart, designed by French biomedical firm Carmat, is powered by Lithium-ion batteries that can be worn externally.

The artificial heart, designed by French biomedical firm Carmat, is powered by Lithium-ion batteries that can be worn externally.

The artificial heart, designed by French biomedical firm Carmat, is powered by Lithium-ion batteries that can be worn externally.

The heart that was put into the patient uses a range of “bio-materials”, including bovine tissue, to reduce the likelihood of the body rejecting it, ‘The Telegraph’ reported.

This device is intended to replace a real heart for as many as five years, unlike previous artificial hearts that were created mainly for temporary use.

Carmat’s artificial heart is three times heavier than an average healthy human heart.

The patient is currently awake in the intensive care unit and is speaking with family members.

“We are delighted with this first implant, although it is premature to draw conclusions given that a single implant has been performed and that we are in the early post-operative phase,” Marcello Conviti, the chief executive of Carmat, said.

The device mimics heart muscle contractions and contains sensors that adapt the blood flow to the patient’s moves, the report said.

First bionic hand that can feel

First bionic hand that can feel

The first bionic hand that allows an amputee to feel what they are touching will be transplanted later this year that could introduce a new generation of artificial limbs with sensory perception.

The wiring of his new bionic hand will be connected to the patient’s nervous system via electrodes clipped onto two of the arm’s main nerves, the median and the ulnar nerves.

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With this the man will be able to control the movements of the hand as well as receiving touch signals from the hand’s skin sensors.

 

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Pressure Ulcers prevented using mattress sensing MAP system

Pressure Ulcers prevented using mattress sensing MAP system

Wellsense of Nashville, Tennessee is a company that has developed a monitoring technology that helps prevent pressure ulcers in bed ridden patients in a clinical setting.

The MAP System involves a special electronic sheet placed over a mattress that has thousands of sensors that in real time detect the pressure distribution of the patient’s body over the bed.

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Researchers Create Inner Ear from Stem Cells

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.

These are stem-cell-derived sensory hair cells (in red) with hair bundles (green).
Cellular nuclei are shown in blue.

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Human liver grown in mouse from stem cells.

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.

Human liver grown in mice from stem cells

Scientists have used stem cells to grow tiny functioning livers and successfully implanted them in mice.

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Biomedical project list

Biomedical Project list 

Thinking Thinking and still Thinking what to do for your B.E project? 😛

Then here is a list of topics you may choose for your B.E project! :

.    Wireless Biomonitoring (ECG & BP)

.   Eye Ball Movement To Control Computer Screen

.   PSEUDO EYES (BLIND NAVIGATION TOOL)

.    Portable ECG

.    Automated Blood Transfusion System

.    Galvanic Skin Response.

.    Wireless Transmission of ECG Signals via Bluetooth / WiFi

.    Patient Monitoring System( Heart Rate & Temperature)

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Tips for biomedical job seekers

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.

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