Clemson’s interdisciplinary work in biotechnology and biomedical sciences combines advances in genetics, molecular biology, nanotechnology, bioinformatics, nutrition and other fields to improve the health and wellbeing of people in South Carolina and around the world.
With a $2 million award from the National Science Foundation, for instance, Clemson’s Institute for Biological Interfaces of Engineering is developing engineered tissues that will be used to study the causes, progression and treatment of breast cancer.
On another front, Clemson researchers are using part of a $17.3 million federal grant to develop innovative technology to replace damaged cardiovascular tissues and to improve implant performance, using new biomaterials from living and man-made materials.
Clemson inventors also have developed novel carbon quantum dots that have unique photoluminescent qualities – and exciting possibilities for use in biomedical imaging. Other researchers are providing scientific leadership in the growing field of nutraceuticals – foods and dietary supplements that can help prevent or treat illnesses.
From food safety to tissue engineering, this Clemson emphasis area is at the forefront nationally and internationally.
Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Biochips
Institute for Biological Interfaces of Engineering
Clemson Bioinformatics Center
Clemson University Genomics Institute
Institute for Nutraceutical Research