News: CBID in the News

Two Whiting School student teams are finalists in Collegiate Inventors Competition

October 12, 2015

Two teams of engineering students–one graduate and one undergraduate–have been named finalists in the 2015 National Collegiate Inventors Competition. This year’s Johns Hopkins entries include the Biomedical Engineering undergraduate team of Malvi Hemani, Melissa Lin, Kunal Patel, and Huilei Wang who invented a low-cost uterine contraction monitor called TocoTrack,  Designed for low-resource settings, the device […]

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Johns Hopkins, DuPont join forces to produce improved Ebola protection suit

September 28, 2015

The Johns Hopkins University and DuPont have signed license and collaboration agreements allowing DuPont to commercialize a garment with innovative features from Johns Hopkins to help protect people on the front lines of the Ebola crisis and future deadly infectious disease outbreaks. DuPont intends to have the first of these garments available in the marketplace […]

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CBID Welcomes Newest Faculty Member

September 25, 2015

The Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design Team at Johns Hopkins University welcomes new Director of Undergraduate Design Teams, Nicholas Durr.  As an inventor and entrepreneur, Dr. Durr joins us from MIT.  For complete story, please read more here.

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Ebola protective suit honored in global design competition

September 15, 2015

The Johns Hopkins University’s new personal protective suit for frontline health care workers in Ebola outbreaks was honored Monday as one of 10 finalists in the Social Good category of Fast Company’s 2015 Innovation by Design Awards. The suit, intended for use in future Ebola outbreaks like the 2014 epidemic that killed thousands in West […]

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ABC News: Wedding dress designer helps with new Ebola suit

March 11, 2015

ABC News reported that a suit designed by a team at Johns Hopkins to protect health care workers treating patients with Ebola made its debut at New York’s Fashion Week last week. The story focuses on Jill Andrews, a Baltimore clothing designer, who has been working with the Hopkins team on the suit since last October. […]

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WIRED: A brilliantly designed hazmat suit for Ebola workers

January 8, 2015

WIRED reported that a JHU team has developed a prototype protective suit to better shield healthcare workers on the front line of the epidemic. The suit—which uses several zippers and fasteners to fall off and peel outward, away from the wearer so they need not touch the outer surfaces—evolved through a design challenge USAID launched last fall. The […]

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CBS Baltimore: Johns Hopkins develops Ebola suits

December 18, 2014

CBS Baltimore (WJZ-TV 13) reported on a JHU team’s design of a new, improved suit intended to protect health care workers caring for patients with Ebola. The design won an international competition staged by the USAID. Learn more here.

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