1. NIH Awards Stephen Boppart $5M For A Bioengineering Research Partnership to Develop Handheld Optical Imaging Technology

    NIH Awards Stephen Boppart $5M  For A Bioengineering Research Partnership to Develop Handheld Optical Imaging Technology
    The National Institutes of Health has awarded bioengineering professor Stephen Boppart a $5 million grant for a bioengineering research partnership that will develop new handheld optical imaging technology for primary care providers. Stephen Boppart “The result of this – if successful, could really reduce our health care costs and streamline our delivery of health care,” Boppart said. Boppart’s research team will partner with Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, the Eye Center in Champaign, Welch Allyn (the global leader in office-based diagnostic instruments), Texas Instruments, AdvancedMEMS and Kyungpook National University in Korea. The goal of the partnership is to create and ...
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