What bioengineers do:

  • support and develop medical imaging
  • develop new surgical devices and techniques
  • utilize biotechnology for biopharma drug production
  • study fermentation methods to make biofuels and biopolymers
  • engineer tissues to replace damaged organs and to grow human tissue for drug testing.
  • create new diagnostic techniques.
  • investigate biomaterials for prostheses applications
  • utilize IT to analyze medical data for deep understanding of human body functions
  • mimic what nature does to improve engineering design that minimizes environmental impacts

Where bioengineers work:

  • hospitals
  • bioresearch centers
  • pharmaceutical laboratories
  • prostheses and medical devices manufacturers
  • biomaterial developers
  • patent offices
  • consulting business
  • government regulatory agencies
  • medical information software developers
  • heath management services
  • care delivery system supporters

In New England, bioengineers work at companies such as:

  • Boston Scientific Corp.
  • Genzyme Corp.
  • Organogenesis Inc.
  • Millipore Corp.
  • Covidien
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Biogen Idec
  • Novartis
  • Pfizer
  • Amgen
  • Merck
  • Medtronic, Inc.