Advances in medicine (e.g. “key-hole” surgery) require ever smaller devices. The merger of two important applications of engineering into a single Bio-medical and Micro Engineering Research Centre enables Birmingham to make a major contribution to this trend.
The centre comprises the following groups:
Bio-medical engineering research in Birmingham concentrates on surgical techniques, implants and instruments.
Micro engineering uses the techniques of nano-technology to make devices like sensors and motors that are no bigger than the head of a pin.