Cellular and molecular bioengineering: A tipping point

Author: Genevieve Brown

Date: 9/1/2012

Journal:Cellular and molecular bioengineering


DOI: 10.1007/s12195-012-0246-7

Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3525706/


In January of 2011, the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) and the Society for Physical Regulation in Biology and Medicine (SPRBM) held its inaugural Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE) conference. The CMBE conference assembled worldwide leaders in the field of CMBE and held a very successful Round Table discussion among leaders. One of the action items was to collectively construct a white paper regarding the future of CMBE. Thus, the goal of this report is to emphasize the impact of CMBE as an emerging field, identify critical gaps in research that may be answered by the expertise of CMBE, and provide perspectives on enabling CMBE to address challenges in improving human health. Our goal is to provide constructive guidelines in shaping the future of CMBE.