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BME class repairs medical equipment at 3 hospitals in Guatemala

Mar. 25, 2020—For a class of biomedical engineering undergraduates spring break was about frayed wires, disconnected connectors and malfunctioning monitors rather than sun, sand and surf. A dozen students spent the week in Guatemala repairing medical equipment at hospitals as part of a service learning class taught by Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education Cynthia Paschal, associate...

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BME students repair medical devices at Guatemala hospitals during spring break

Mar. 19, 2018—An anesthesia vaporizer that doesn’t deliver enough anesthesia; a rattling infant incubator with a tilted impeller; an infusion pump stuck in permanent “hold” mode; and a room filled with hundreds of medical devices needing attention are not typical spring break fare for university students. But this wasn’t a typical spring break trip. A dozen Vanderbilt...

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Alumni startup speeds up hospital device, technology procurement

Feb. 11, 2018—Three key experiences paved the way for Austin Dirks (BE’08) and Stephen Saine (BS’04) to launch a medical device and technology procurement platform together in July 2014. Both attended Vanderbilt as undergraduates, both were in the School of Engineering, and both were members of Sigma Chi. Their “immediate affinity” accelerated the relationship and likely put...

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Entrepreneurs pack panel at VISE symposium, alum Tyler-Kabara wows with keynote

Dec. 21, 2015—The world’s smartest technology means nothing if there’s no market for it. And the best business and marketing plan is pointless if there’s not effective engineering to back it up. One entrepreneur after another hit on that message at Vanderbilt Institute in Surgery & Engineering’s fourth annual symposium, held Dec. 16 in Light Hall. Panelists...

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Surgery and engineering initiative offers funds to develop interventional medical devices

Dec. 5, 2012—The treatment of many diseases and serious health conditions has changed dramatically over the past two decades due to the availability of new interventional medical devices designed to improve health or alter the course of disease. The explosive growth of coronary intervention procedures has been fueled by new devices such as guidewires, angioplasty balloons and...

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