Bioengineering is an inter-disciplinary field of study which seeks to apply quantitative engineering principles to health-related needs. Examples of bioengineering solutions include pacemakers, heart-lung machines, dialysis machines, diagnostic equipment, artificial organs, orthopedic and dental implants, and biomaterials.
The Center for Bioengineering and Biomaterials is located within the College of Engineering. It was established in order to serve as a central point for developing academic programs in Bioengineering, to increase awareness of the Bioengineering research agenda, to act as a clearinghouse for Bioengineering-related expertise at the University, and to facilitate interdisciplinary research. Its facilities are available for use by qualified Temple persons. Participation by faculty in Center activities such as seminars, grant proposal preparation, or teaching is voluntary.