Biomedical Engineering

Research areas

MIRA, Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine has three strategic research orientations on which their research is focused:

  • Tissue Regeneration: At the Tissue Regeneration track, we develop technologies that restore the function of diseased organs and damaged tissues such as bone, cartilage and blood vessels. Innovative methods stimulate the body to generate new tissue by itself, exactly where needed. Our clear insights into the way clinics treat their patients, support our work of developing practically applicable scientific breakthroughs. In this way, we speed up patient recovery.
  • Imaging & Diagnostics: In the Imaging & Diagnostics track, we picture and interpret the processes in cells and organisms. The techniques that we developed to image a patient's body, are based n acoustics, photo-acoustics, ultrasound and biomagnetism. Not only are our new methods extremely clear and exact, they also reduce the burden to the body significantly, as operations and injections are no longer required.
  • Neural & Motor Systems: The research track of Neural & Motor Systems examines the interplay between brain, nerves, muscles and the skeleton. Our work focuses on the actual restoration of function of the nervous and motor systems. Often, we are driven by specific clinical questions from healthcare. We act on the different anatomic levels, ranging from cells and tissues to the complete organism and aim to develop novel equipment. 

Research groups

There are sixteen research groups in total at MIRA, Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine.