eMerge 32015- eMerge Americas is one the largest and fastest growing technology and innovation conferences in the world. The conference serves as an idea exchange for global industry leaders, entrepreneurs, inventors, and investors. As part of the eMerge Americas international conference, FIU biomedical engineering faculty and students from the six photonics labs presented their research to conference participants.

The event helped to highlight the cutting edge research that is happening in the biophotonics labs. Biophotonics is an emerging area of scientific research that uses light and other forms of radiant energy to understand the inner workings of cells and tissues in living organisms. The biophotonics research conducted in the department of biomedical engineering at FIU tackles a wide range of important medical conditions such as eye disease, breast cancer, skin lesions, and pre-term labor, to name a few. Biophotonics at FIU is highly translational where novel technologies are quickly transferred to the clinical setting.

The conference afforded FIU researchers the opportunity to share their research and ideas with other technology experts. “The eMerge conference was an eye opener for the status of research and technology in South Florida,” said Jessica Ramella-Roman Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and HWCOM Cellular Biology and Pharmacology and Opthamology, who together with five other BME faculty, participated in the booth exhibitions. “I met some very enthusiastic entrepreneurs and technology developers and I am excited to see what the future will bring.”

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