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Class of 2019
Dr. Naren Vyavahare: NIH R01 to reverse vascular calcification
Vyavahare research on cardiovascular conditions
This could be the first treatment to reverse the effects of a cardiovascular condition that affects millions of patients.

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Dr. Jeoung Soo Lee awarded NIH RO1 for Nanotherapeutics research
Soo Lee awarded for research
An NIH RO1 and a patent have been awarded to Associate Professor Jeoung Soo Lee. The grant is Neuron-specific Nanotherapeutics for Spinal Cord Injury Repair. Dr. Lee’s patent is Multi-functional Particles and Methods of Using the Same.

VentureWell Interviews Bioengineering Capstone Programs
Simionescu awarded for research
Dr. John DesJardins discussed the experiences students need to excel beyond the classroom.

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Medical Team
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On March 13, 2019, Dr. Lawrence Boyd and his team launched their product, SurgiLight at the annual meeting of the American College of Orthopedic Surgeons. 

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Three of Six Outstanding Alumni are Bioengineers!
Vertegel awarded grant
Alumni I.V. Hall and Vanessa Ellerbe Wyche were inducted into the Thomas Green Clemson Society of Engineers and Scientists. Alumna Chelsea Ex-Lubeskie was chosen for membership in Outstanding Young Alumni.

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$11M NIH grant creates musculoskeletal research center
Grant for research center
With an $11 million grant from the National Institutes of Health Center for Biomedical Research Excellence, Clemson University has launched the South Carolina Center for Translational Research Improving Musculoskeletal Health.

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4/10 Megan Casco Ph.D. Defense
4/11 Dr. Gilda Barbino Seminar
4/30 Cai Yuan Ph.D. Defense
5/2 2019 Clemson Bioengineering Senior Design Symposium


Potential Benefit to Thousands of Kidney Patients
Vyavahare's team have reversed kidney disease in animals
By loading a chelation drug into a nano-sized homing device, Naren Vyavahare and his team have reversed in an animal model the deadliest effects of chronic kidney disease.

Dr. Will Richardson: NIH R01 to model cardiac therapy
Simionescu awarded for research
When cardiac fibrosis progresses to heart failure, it can prove deadly.

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    The Clemson University Biomedical Engineering Innovation Center is a state-of-the-art facility primarily dedicated to biomedical research and accelerated innovation. Read about CUBE Inc


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    The Bioengineering Center of Regeneration and Formation of Tissues is the nation's only bioengineering COBRE center, researching methods to restore diseased tissues. Read about SC BioCraft

  • SC MedTransTech

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    The South Carolina Medical Translational Technology Program enables biomedical innovation through rapid translation of clinically driven technology and reinvestment of health care dollars into research. Read about MedTransTech