August 12, 2013 –
A team of students in the Fall 2012 Bioengineering Senior Capstone Design course have received an Honorable Mention in the NIH 2013 Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge competition.
The team received one of only two Honorable Mentions awarded in the Diagnostic Devices/Methods category, essentially tying for second prize in that area.
The capstone project team of Nasim Barzanian, Sakthivel Nagaraj, Neil Ray, and Jeffrey Yang submitted their prototype Ballpoint Laparoscope. Their device offers a significant improvement for single-incision laparoscopic surgery, and has been entered in a number of competitions.
This is the first bioengineering capstone team to enter the DEBUT competition. Read a description of their project at Berkeley Engineering Innovations.
DEBUT is a biomedical engineering design competition for teams of undergraduate students competing in the areas of diagnostics, therapeutics, and technologies for underserved populations. The competition was managed by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), which is a part of the National Institutes of Health. Thirty-one eligible entries were received from nineteen universities nationwide.
Read more about the DEBUT competition at the NIH.
Congratulations team, and Go Capstone!