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Bioengineering Spotlight

Dr. Jeoung Soo Lee awarded NIH RO1 for nanotherapeutics research
Soo Lee awarded for research
An NIH RO1 and a patent have been awarded to Associate Professor Jeoung Soo Lee. The grant is Neuron-specific Nanotherapeutics for Spinal Cord Injury Repair. Dr. Lee’s patent is Multi-functional Particles and Methods of Using the Same.


$11M NIH grant creates musculoskeletal research center
Grant for research center
With an $11 million grant from the National Institutes of Health Center for Biomedical Research Excellence, Clemson University has launched the South Carolina Center for Translational Research Improving Musculoskeletal Health.

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Dr. Agneta Simionescu awarded NIH RO1 for diabetes research
Simionescu awarded for research
Dr. Agneta Simionescu was awarded an NIH RO1 to study cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes, an affliction that affects about 13 percent of South Carolina adults and cost $4.3 billion last year alone.

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Class of ‘39 Award goes to leading authority in engineering education
Benson recives award
Dr. Lisa Benson is regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities in engineering education.

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Clemson University Research Foundation Award
Vertegel awarded grant
Dr. Alexey Vertegel was awarded a Technology Maturation Fund grant to further develop a polymeric coating that can cling to metal implants. The technology can significantly reduce the burden of orthopedic implant pin site infections through the utilization of highly adhesive anti-microbial drug-eluting polymeric coatings.
Clemson University Research Foundation Award
Facemask research
Dr. Jiro Nagatomi was awarded a Technology Maturation Fund grant to develop a novel mesh-adhesive system for abdominal hernia repair by combining a bifunctional polyamine hydrogel adhesive with a surface modification technology. This method does not have the drawbacks of traditional processes used to repair abdominal hernias and will be valuable in delivering a patient-specific solution for hernia repair.


Harriet and Jerry Dempsey Research Conference
Dr. Dan Simionescu is an organizer of the third annual Harriet and Jerry Dempsey Research Conference along with Dr. Kevin Taaffe and Mr. Jerry Dempsey.

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Clemson University Research Foundation Award
Simionescu awarded research foundation award
Dr. Dan Simionescu was awarded a Technology Maturation Fund grant to continue development of vascular grafts that are resistant to diabetes. Numerous surgeons use small diameter synthetic grafts during bypass surgery to salvage failing limbs or hearts in diabetic patients; however, many of these grafts fail dramatically in these patients. This targeted approach solves the unmet need for off-the-shelf graft solutions that are resistant to complications associated with diabetes.

EPSCoR, SCRA Grants
As CEO of Circa Bioscience, Dr. Kevin Champaigne was awarded an SC EPSCoR Phase-0 seed grant to develop a novel bioadhesive mesh system for abdominal hernia repair. As part of this project, Circa Bioscience will collaborate with Clemson University researchers to obtain preliminary data on the performance of an innovative implantable mesh/bioadhesive system for improved fixation for hernia repair surgery. Dr. Champaigne’s collaborators are Dr. Melinda Harman and Dr. Jiro Nagatomi and two investigators from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Dr. Igor Luzinov and Dr. Thompson Mefford. South Carolina Research Authority awarded Dr. Champaigne a matching grant to support an ongoing Phase 1 STTR from the National Institute of Mental Health. In this research, Greenwood Genetic Center and Circa Bioscience are partnering to develop a screening test for autism spectrum disorder.

CubeInC

CUBEInC

The Clemson University Biomedical Engineering Innovation Center is a state-of-the art facility primarily dedicated to biomedical research and accelerated innovation. Read more

SC BioCRAFT

SC BioCRAFT

The Bioengineering Center of Regeneration and Formation of Tissues is the nation's only bioengineering COBRE center, researching methods to restore diseased tissues. Read more SC BioCRAFT

SC MedTransTech

The South Carolina Medical Translational Technology Program enables biomedical innovation through rapid translation of clinically driven technology and reinvestment of health care dollars into research. Read more