Biotechnology & Healthcare

Technological innovations in the healthcare industry have impacted millions of lives in the past few decades and continue to provide physicians with new ways to improve the quality of care delivered to their patients.

Biotechnology is the use of biological processes, organisms, or systems to manufacture products intended to improve the quality of human life. Healthcare is the maintenance or improvement of health via the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in people.

The Biotechnology & Healthcare Community is designed to keep students informed about relevant industry news and connect them with related opportunities.

Bioengineering Blog: Preparing for a Career as a Simulation Engineer in Medical Devices

For engineering students with an interest in medical device research and development, computational modeling and simulation can be a great option for a career path. But the design challenges in making safe and effective devices requires familiarity with some areas …

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3 Reasons to Seek a Career in Orthotics and Prosthetics

If you’re ready to change patients’ lives and you like art, math, science, technology and of course health care, consider orthotics and prosthetics or O&P.

These traits help predict success in O&P: strong interpersonal skills, passion for helping others, excellent …

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Not into Research? These Abbott Alumna Have Advice for You

Alumnae Jodi Small and Nicole Joison have a great deal in common. Both earned bachelor’s degrees in biomedical engineering from the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Both are members of the Chi Omega sorority. Both …

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