The Division of Engineering is a comprehensive organization that develops unique medical devices. Our current staff has a combined 1,000 years of experience providing engineering solutions.
As a member of our team, you'll join:
- Biomedical, chemical, electrical, mechanical and software engineers
- Electronic technicians
- Mechanical designers
- A scientific glassblower with a broad background in industry and academia
Our devices span the patient care spectrum from benchtop research to patient bedside. This includes novel applications of deep brain stimulation, biosensor development, tissue engineering, organ assist devices and surgical instruments.
Every day you will be working with the brightest minds in medicine and engineering, working to solve some of the most important problems in health care.
We invite you to become a part of our team to create the next generation of innovative patient care and biomedical research!
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Example: Bio-artificial liver
One system developed by the engineering division at Mayo Clinic is a cell-based liver support system designed to treat patients with acute liver failure. Working with physicians and researchers, the division developed the Spheroid Reservoir Bioartificial Liver (SRBAL) to serve either as a bridge to liver transplantation or until spontaneous recovery of the patient's liver.
The system processes body fluids outside the body and includes software, firmware, device packaging and the spheroid reservoir bioreactor.
A subsystem of the SRBAL, the spheroid reservoir bioreactor contains normal living liver cells in suspension culture. The liver cells are cultured as anchorage-independent spherical aggregates called spheroids. The liver spheroids are first formed by a novel patented rocker technique and then transferred to the spheroid reservoir bioreactor, where they are maintained in high-density suspension culture by a rotational propeller action.
The SRBAL also incorporates a dialysis system of pumps and sensors to manage extracorporeal body fluid levels, as acute liver failure is often associated with kidney dysfunction.