Center for Bioengineering
Countering Biological Threats
From discovery to design, the Center for Bioengineering applies its tools and principles to complex biological systems. Our mission challenge is to enable transformational solutions to counter biological threats and increase national resilience.
Since we know that early biological threat analysis and assessment provide the best bio-engineered materials to provide national security, we have a long history of delivering bioengineering enabled solutions, from the 1980s’ High-speed Cell Sorter to rapid antibody design in the face of COVID-19.
Current bioengineering research and development activities are focused around four thematic areas:
- Sensors and devices
- Human organ models
- Artificial intelligence and machine learning for precision medicine
- Biomaterials and biomanufacturing
What We’re Working On
In one example of our Flexible Optoelectronics work, we have integrated optical capabilities into our patented flexible thin-film neural implants. Capable of delivering light for neural activation, the devices could be used for high resolution and minimally invasive diagnoses of brain disorders, in human-machine interfaces or wearable technologies.
Interested in Collaborating? Email Us: eng-bioeng-collab [at] llnl.gov
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