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University of California, Riverside
Bioengineering is a new discipline that develops processes and products made possible by the basic science underlying advances in biology and engineering. The field of Bioengineering promises to provide some of the most important technologies for the next few decades. Bioengineering is poised to capitalize on the potential synergy that can occur from recent discoveries in biology and engineering.
Students enrolled in this program will have a broad preparation that will enable them to enter various fields such as biotechnology, biomedical engineering, and medicine. Biotechnology companies use modern knowledge of molecular and cellular biology to make a wide variety of products such as antibiotics, hormones (e.g. insulin), vitamins, detergent enzymes, vaccines, and drug delivery systems. Medical companies use current engineering advances to make pacemakers, imaging machines (e.g. MRI, ultrasound, CAT scans), diagnostic tools (gene chips, glucose meters) and tools for minimally invasive surgery. The curriculum provides the core courses for entry into most medical schools.
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