Uppsala has a long tradition of research in biomedical engineering. The modern pregnancy test was developed at Uppsala University Hospital, and the micro-mechanic sensor that measures blood pressure in the blood vessels of the heart originates at the Ångström Lab. Research within imaging and radiation therapy have led to the establishment of the Skandion Clinic, the first Nordic clinic for proton therapy, a more effective treatment of cancer.
Medtech Science & Innovation is currantly targeting two specific areas of biomedical engineering. Two senior lecturers have been recruited, and two more are being recruited. More research topics may be added.
Computer assisted surgery
Information will be published soon
Why does it take so long to implement technical innovations in healthcare? By identifying patterns and reducing barriers we aim to shorten the time it takes for technical (and digital) innovations to become useful.