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Measure, Model, Make

A rapidly growing and ever-evolving field of study, bioengineering combines engineering and the life sciences in ways that advance scientific discovery, healthcare and medicine, manufacturing, agriculture, education and policy.

Innovating today for a better tomorrow

Making progress in COVID research

Stanford Bioengineering labs are actively engaged in projects to prevent, diagnose, and treat COVID-19. These research projects include innovations in ventilator designs, development of serologic testing and diagnostic standards, application of computational screens and AI algorithms, and more.  

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Educating and Empowering

Alisha Birk, Mark Buckup, and Janelle Kaneda
Alisha Birk, Mark Buckup, and Janelle Kaneda
B.S.H. ’19, Bioengineering

“ We met a patient the other day who was about 3 years old ... ”


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The Future of Everything

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Stanford Bioengineering Professor Russ Altman explores how technology, science and medicine are shaping our lives.

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Manu Prakash: How to beat a pandemic on a budget

A prolific inventor of low-cost, high-impact healthcare devices recently set his sights on COVID-19.

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Paul Yock: Innovation in medical technology

A physician and inventor talks about making medical device innovation more disciplined, more consistent and less reliant on chance.

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Scott Delp: Better gait, better life

A biomechanical engineer explains how new diagnostics and improved understanding of human movement are yielding great leaps forward in the treatment of motor dysfunction.