Biomedical Product Design & Development

BIOMEDICAL PRODUCT DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

Directors:
Lisa Friis, Ph.D.
Sara Wilson, Ph.D.

Design and development of new medical products requires advanced bioengineering expertise as well as an understanding of clinical applications, business considerations and regulatory aspects of the medical field. Advanced engineering skills must interface with clinical needs and requirements.

The Biomedical Product Design and Development Track combines graduate-level research and coursework with practical exposure to these clinical, business and regulatory processes in a professional, collaborative environment.

Students use their new understanding of market-driven forces to plan and execute their research with end-driven methods and an understanding of how their research results could be applied to development of a biomedical product. They not only work with their own basic and applied research, but also with other researchers in the KU Bioengineering community.

Medical products to be developed can include diagnostic tools, interventional and therapeutic devices, imaging equipment and methods, and biomaterials. This track includes a course in biomedical product development to introduce basic concepts of design, quality system regulations, regulatory aspects and entrepreneurship.

Required courses in engineering design methods teach students how to successfully complete applied research. A clinical or industrial preceptorship is required to give students practical exposure to applied biomedical research and development. Students completing this track will be prepared to apply their product-driven education either in industrial research and development, in a regulatory agency, or in academia interfacing with industry.

 

Course Work

 

Track Faculty

 

Headshot of Arvin Agah
785-864-8821
1C Eaton Hall
Headshot of Ron Barrett-Gonzalez
785-864-2226
2120 Learned Hall
Headshot of Cory Berkland
785-864-1455
320E Multidisciplinary Research Building
Headshot of Jonathan Brumberg
785-864-1061
3001 Dole Human Development Center
785-864-3181
3129B Learned Hall
  • Director, Bioengineering
  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering
785-864-2994
3132 Learned Hall
  • Track Co-Director, Biomedical Product Design & Development
  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering
785-864-2104
3134 Learned Hall
Headshot of Stevin Gehrke
  • Graduate Studies Director
  • Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
785-864-4956
4149A Learned Hall
Headshot of Ron Hui
785-864-8814
3026 Eaton Hall
Headshot of Kostas Kokkinakis
785-864-4467
3027 Dole Human Development Center
913-588-4565
KUMC
785-864-2993
3135B Learned Hall
Headshot of Sue Lunte
785-864-3811
220F Multidisciplinary Research Building
785-864-2985
3116 Learned Hall
Headshot of Anil Misra
785-864-1750
5102C Learned Hall
Randy Nudo, Ph.D.
913-588-1247
220K Landon Center on Aging, KUMC
Arghya Paul
785-864-6544
4165C Learned Hall
Headshot of Suzanne Shontz
  • Track Director, Computational Bioengineering
  • Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
785-864-8816
2001 Eaton Hall
Dr. Snead
332-442-3178
Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology
Paulette Spencer, D.D.S., Ph.D.
  • Director, Institute for Bioengineering Research
  • Deane E. Ackers Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering
785-864-8140
3111 Learned Hall
Sara Wilson, Ph.D.
  • Track Co-Director, Biomedical Product Design & Development
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
785-864-2103
3141 Learned Hall
Headshot of Charlie Zheng
785-864-2904
2118C Learned Hall