Chromatiscope Wins BigBang! Second Prize

A team of seven undergraduates and recent alumni from UC Davis, UC Berkeley and UC Merced won the $5,000 second prize. BME alumni Nick Dao and Lisa Illes, along with current BME major Lillian Eng and Biological Systems Engineering major Alexander Godbout, developed their prototype in TEAM’s Molecluar Prototyping and Biological Innovation … Continue reading

Will this gene-editing tool cure the diseases of the future?

Sacramento Bee May 22, 2017 8:00 AM Health & Medicine By Sammy Caiola   Genetically altered monkeys with autism symptoms, mice with Alzheimer’s disease and sterile mosquitoes have become a crucial part of human disease research. Two UC Davis graduates are helping laboratories create these animals as quickly and efficiently as possible. A … Continue reading

Good Day Sacramento Visits MPBIL to Report on Vegan Leather Made from Kombucha

Good Day Sacramento’s Bethany Crouch filmed a segment of the show from the Molecular Prototyping and Bioinnovation Lab recently to report on a collaboration there between fashion designer Sacha Laurin, Design professor Christina Cogdell, and TEAM Assistant Director Marc Facciotti. Laurin creates a leather substitute from kombucha “mother”, the bacterial … Continue reading

TEAM Alumni Revolutionize Transgenics with New Device

Arshia Firouzi and Gurkern Sufi met in 2011 as Freshmen living in Tercero Dormitories at UC Davis and quickly became friends. Arshia majored in Electrical Engineering and Gurkern in Biotechnology, and they worked with the mentorship of Professor Marc Facciotti to explore their shared interest in the intersection of electronics … Continue reading

Taking Tech to Heart

Two Years of Translating Engineering to Medicine By Amy Whitcomb on February 14, 2017 First, a replica of your heart that a doctor can hold in her hands. Next, a living sensor inside your phone that detects nearby pollutants or pathogens. That’s TEAMwork. Their motto is “What can we help you make?” … Continue reading

3-D printing opens up new dimension for UC Davis surgeons

Sacramento Bee HEALTHY CHOICES MARCH 28, 2016 4:55 AM New lab can make models of organs based on patient scans Holding physical organ can help doctors plan for surgery Technology is still expensive and rare in hospitals BY SAMMY CAIOLA UC Davis physician Gary Raff was treating a 19-month-old with … Continue reading

TEAM Prints 3-D Heart Model to Assist UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center Surgeons

When UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center surgeons faced a complex patient case in January, they consulted with cardiologists, pediatric intensive care unit physicians, radiologists, and, for the first time, biomedical engineers. The engineers added a new technology to the clinical care toolkit: a three-dimensional printer that could be used to … Continue reading

Ambercycle Wins Global Change Award

Ambercycle, a startup run by UC Davis alumni Akshay Sethi and Mubasher Ahmed, has won a Global Change Award, with €250,000 ($281,000) to commercialize their polyester digester—a technology that uses genetically engineered microbes to digest polyester textiles and convert them into raw materials that can be made into new textiles. The … Continue reading

Translating Engineering Advances to Medicine (TEAM) at UC Davis Video

TEAM facilitates research and research collaborations on a continuing basis, addressing large medical problems that extend across the UC Davis College of Engineering, the School of Medicine, and their departments. Beyond campus boundaries, TEAM promotes the translation of technologies into clinical application. The facilities also provides infrastructure for strengthening graduate … Continue reading

Students Engineer Help for White-Nose Syndrome in Bats

The award-winning University of California, Davis (UC Davis) student chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) has come up with a unique way to give students hands-on experience implementing a solution to a real world problem: Make it a competition and make it fun! Make-a-thon is a competition between multiple … Continue reading

UC Davis Students Win Grand Prize at 2014 iGEM Competition

A team of seven UC Davis undergraduates successfully won the grand prize in the annual International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition, which took place Oct. 30 through Nov. 3 at the Hynes Convention Center, in Boston, Mass. This triumph has directed all eyes toward the team’s breakthrough gadget: the OliView, … Continue reading

TEAM Open House and Launch Party a Huge Success

Around 200 people attended the TEAM Design, Prototyping, and Fabrication Facilities Open House and Launch Party on Jan. 15. After introductory remarks by TEAM Director and Biomedical Engineering Department Chair Kyriacos Athanasiou, several TEAM clients gave short presentations about their collaborations with TEAM. Guests were then treated to a tour of the Design and Prototyping Space and the Metalworking Fabrication Shop. They got to see the 3D printers and design stations in action, and handle objects fabricated in the printers. Continue reading

New York Times: Advances in Reconstructive Surgery for Pets Involve Collaboration Between Vets and Engineers

Dr. Arzi and Dr. Verstraete are testing a variety of innovative techniques in facial reconstruction for animals. Working with the school’s bioengineers, they’ve developed a method to print 3-D plastic models of patients’ skulls from two-dimensional CT scans. They use the models to plan surgeries, which allows them to plot their moves with “micron-level accuracy,” said Kyriacos Athanasiou, a professor of biomedical engineering at California-Davis. Continue reading