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Live Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series Bridges Researchers in U.S. and India

One speaker, one audience, 10.5 hours apart

In 2009, UTSA became a founding member of the Indo-U.S. Public-Private Joint Center on Biomaterials for Health Care, funded by the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum. The center connects biomedical engineering researchers and students from top universities in the United States and India to improve public health through the development of artificial organs made from biomaterials.

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UTSA Biomedical Engineer Joseph C. Salamone Elected by Peers to Join National Academy of Engineering

Joseph SalamoneJoseph C. Salamone, chief scientific officer at Rochal Industries LLP, UTSA adjunct professor of Biomedical Engineering and professor emeritus of Chemistry and Polymer Science at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, Mass., has been elected by his peers to become a Fellow in the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). The NAE is a member of the National Academies, which includes the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council.

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GenOsteo and SpineSmith Will Take UTSA’s First Licensed Technology to Market

Bone scaffolding technology will advance spinal fusion and treatment of bone injuries and defects

San Antonio-based GenOsteo Inc. and Austin-based SpineSmith Partners jointly announced today that they have inked an agreement to commercialize a synthetic scaffold that can be used with Adult Stem Cells (ASCs) to produce a new and highly effective bone graft material. The scaffold, developed by biomedical engineers at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), provides an optimal way to use ASCs for spinal fusion and restoring bone lost due to trauma or disease.

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Dr. Amita Shah: Operating with a New Perspective

Amita ShahTalk about busy …

Early on Tuesday, June 1, Dr. Amita Shah, already a medical doctor, dropped off her doctoral thesis at the UTSA Department of Biomedical Engineering. Later that evening, she gave birth to her first child, a son. A week later, she defended her dissertation.

“I can’t believe I did that,” she recalls incredulously.

But she did, and on Saturday at 1 p.m., she crosses the commencement stage to receive her doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering. The occasion marks the end of a 10-year journey.

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UTSA Invention Will Quicken Research Results

High Throughput ChipUniversity of Texas at San Antonio professors Anand Ramasubramanian in the College of Engineering’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and Jose Lopez-Ribot in the College of Sciences’ Department of Biology and South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases (STCEID) have developed a prototype nanochip that can be used to accelerate testing in drug delivery and diagnostics. The chip uses high-throughput screening, technology that allows researchers to test hundreds of thousands of small molecules for specific characteristics simultaneously.

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UTSA invests $252,000 for new research projects

The Office of the Vice President for Research has awarded $252,000 to UTSA researchers and their collaborators through its Collaborative Research Seed Grant Program (CRSGP) and its Tenure-track Research Award Competition (TRAC) program. The funding programs help UTSA faculty establish new, innovative, collaborative and multidisciplinary research programs in one or more of UTSA’s five strategic areas of excellence: health, security, energy and the environment, human and social development, and sustainability.

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