Lilly/Guidant Research Center

Our state of the art research center, funded by a grant from Eli Lilly and Guidant, began producing results and supporting student achievement from its inception in 2005.

With the support of the Lilly/Guidant Applied Life Science Research Center, Jameel Ahmed, Phil Cornwell, Lee Waite, and BE graduate students Saylan Lukas, Chaitanya Sathe, Seana Giardini, and Joshua Haarer attended the 42nd Annual Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium in Copper Mountain, Colorado, April 8 through April 10. Dr. Gabi Nindl and Dr. Mary Johnson, both adjunct Rose-Hulman faculty members and assistant professors, IU Medical School (THCME), also attended the conference and presented research. The RMBS is the oldest continually running biomedical engineering symposium in North America. Four papers were presented by RHIT faculty and students.

All three student presentations were award winners. Seana Giardini won the Program Chair's Award in the oral presentation competition with her paper titled "Monitoring femoral component installation using vibration testing." Chaitanya Sathe won the President's Award in the oral presentation competition for his paper titled "Catheter-tip sensor to monitor production of hydrogen peroxide in small biosamples." Saylan Lukas won second place in the written paper competition with his paper titled "Selective protein adsorption on micro-textured P-type and N-type silicon wafers."

Research results from the Lilly/Guidant Applied Life Science Research Center that were published in Volume 41 of the Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation (the proceedings of the RMBS) included:

  • "Monitoring femoral component installation using vibration testing" Seana Giardini' Phillip CornwelP & R. Michael Meneghini2 'Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 2St. Vincent Center for Joint Replacement
  • "Selective protein adsorption on micro-textured P-type and N-type silicon wafers" S.J. Lukas & J. Ahmed, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • "A photochemical microreactor used to analyze hydrogen peroxide (H20 2) production ofT lymphocytes" Gabi NindP, Werner Hess2 Lee R. Waite3 & Walter X. Balcavage1 'Indiana University, 2Stuttgart, Germany, 3Rose¬≠ Hulman Institute of Technology
  • "Catheter-tip sensor to monitor production of hydrogen peroxide in small biosamples" Chaitanya S. Sathe , Gabi NindF & Lee R. Waite' 'Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 2Indiana University