Institute for Biomedical Engineering Research (IBER)

Mission: Promote the growth and development of Biomedical Engineering research in medical devices and biomaterials in the Northeast Ohio region through collaboration with regional hospitals, industry, ABIA, NEOMED and The University of Akron.

Objectives: The institute serves to offer medical professionals in the health services industry in the region with opportunities to collaborate with engineering and basic science faculty, staff and graduate students in strengthening the development and application of biomaterials and medical devices. Effective use of the combined resources of the University, NEOMED and the affiliated health care members permits a more cost-effective solution to design and development of biomedical products than could be achieved by each entity working independently.