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engineering

 [en″jĭ-nēr´ing]
the application of scientific and mathematical principles to useful ends, such as in the development of mechanical devices, systems, or processes.
biomedical engineering bioengineering.

bi·o·med·i·cal en·gi·neer·ing

application of engineering principles to obtain solutions to biomedical problems.

bioengineering

(bī′ō-ĕn′jə-nîr′ĭng)
n.
1. The application of engineering principles and techniques to the field of biology, especially biomedicine, as in the development of prostheses, biomaterials, and medical devices and instruments. Also called biomedical engineering.
2. Genetic engineering.

bioengineering

(1) The science of developing and manufacturing artificial replacements for organs, limbs and tissues.
(2) A branch of civil engineering based on use of living plants for erosion control and landscape restoration.

bioengineering

The science of developing and manufacturing artificial replacements for organs, limbs and tissues. See Biomaterial.

bioengineering

See BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING

bioengineering

  1. the application of technological processes to the biological synthesis of compounds of economic and medical importance. See GENETIC ENGINEERING.
  2. the creation of artifical replacements for body parts.
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We are looking forward to partnering with the Corps, Bioengineering Group and our talented teaming partners to provide these technical services.
Veritas Medical has received substantial support and advising from the university's Department of Bioengineering, the Center for Medical Innovation and the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute.
Bioengineering and biomimicry are perfectly positioned to serve as potential catalysts for transition to sustainability in a range of industries.
Candidates interested in cross-disciplinary research will become well grounded in behavioral, biomedical, bioimaging, or bioengineering research.
The project installation coincided with a NRCS training session on soil bioengineering in October 1998.
Bioengineering is one of today's most exciting and rapidly growing fields of engineering.
Modern bioengineering was first used to produce consumer products in the early 1980s, when FDA approved important new drugs to treat a range of diseases.
Our scientists are not aware of any reason to question the safety of currently marketed foods produced through bioengineering," said Dr.
Soil bioengineering techniques are used within natural channel designs to stabilize and re-vegetate streambanks and to enhance habitat.
Eliminating structural boundaries and reducing all living entities to information provides the proper degree of desacralization for the bioengineering of life.
Novartis also found that most Americans prefer organic farming to both pesticide use and bioengineering.
Charo notes that only 10 states have laws that regulate human bioengineering, and that all of them only "address the forming of embryos from the union of egg and sperm.