HST Alum Represents Pfizer at 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival

Austin Huang ’09, a MEMP alum of the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program (HST), the degree-granting program housed within the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), recently represented Pfizer in the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival. Huang is the Biomedical Data Science Lead for Computational Biomedicine / Genome Sciences and Technology…

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Ingestible drug-delivery materials may help patients comply with treatment regimens

Hydrogel-based capsules could expand and reside in the GI tract for days, slowly releasing medication. Around half of all medications for chronic diseases are not taken as prescribed, costing the U.S. health care system more than $100 billion in avoidable hospital stays each year. This noncompliance is even more significant…

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IMES researchers on Boston as the epicenter of biomedical research

In a Bloomberg video featured as part of the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular series, IMES faculty members Sangeeta Bhatia, Emery Brown, and Bob Langer discuss why Boston is the epicenter of biomedicine and how Boston’s collaborative environment provides crucial connections to local hospitals, universities, and industry. *Video content starts at 30…

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