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BME research in Europe: a view from the industrial standpoint

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1 Author(s)
Oppelt, A. ; Siemens AG, Erlangen, Germany

The socioeconomic significance of research and development in the field of biomedical engineering in Europe is discussed. The types of research being done and the industries undertaking this research are outlined. The major areas for research on diseases as identified by the Industrial R&D Advisory Committee of the Commission of the European Communities (IRDAC) are: AIDS, diabetes, cancer, mental health brain research, cardiovascular diseases, and economically and socially significant diseases, including osteoporosis, cataracts, and benign prostrate hyperplasia. Examples of research projects are described. The role of the European Community in supporting biomedical research is also discussed.<>

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 2 )