Biomedical Engineering: Home

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"...what works in nature is often not the only mechanical solution, or even the best one"

"Heart With No Beat Offers Hope Of New Lease On Life" / by Carrie Feibel, NPR, June 13, 2011.

BME: A Definition

What is Biomedical Engineering?

"Biomedical engineering integrates physical, chemical, mathematical, and computational sciences and engineering principles to study biology, medicine, behavior, and health. It advances fundamental concepts; creates knowledge from the molecular to the organ systems level; and develops innovative biologics, materials, processes, implants, devices and informatics approaches for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, for patient rehabilitation, and for improving health."

NIH working definition of bioengineering – July 24, 1997

Call Number Ranges in GVSU Libraries: R856-R857; TP248.13-248.65

Getting Started


This guide contains library and internet resources recommended for biomedical engineering. It will help get you launched with your research, and I always welcome suggestions for items to add.

Contact me before you get too involved with your research, whether it's for biomedical engineering or another subject. You may be surprised how librarians can help you save time and study anxiety!


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