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Competition Showcases Student Product Innovation

Originally Published MX July/August 2005


Medtech companies on the hunt for new product ideas and engineering talent would do well to pay attention to the winners of the Biomedical Engineering Innovation Design Awards (BMEidea), a new showcase competition for students involved in developing medical products.

Accepting the inaugural BMEidea awards on behalf of their teams (from left): Elizabeth Tran (Washington University, St. Louis), Ashkon Shaahinfar (John Hopkins University, Baltimore), and Amy Lee (Stanford University; Palo Alto, CA).
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Winners of the inaugural BME idea competition were announced in June, during the Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) ceremony at the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East exposition in New York City.

The BMEidea competition recognizes excellence in student biomedical innovation. Winning teams at this year's competition were selected from a pool of entries submitted by some of the nation's top biomedical engineering departments, and were judged by a panel of faculty and industry representatives.

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