Source: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Awards & Honors – Mar 8, 2012
O’Cearbhaill Wins at BioInnovations Conference
Eoin O’Cearbhaill, PhD, BE
Eoin O’Cearbhaill, PhD, BE, postdoctoral associate in the BWH Laboratory for Advanced Biomaterials and Stem-Cell-Based Therapeutics, was awarded first prize for the best poster presentation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan BioInnovations 2012 conference. This event was organized to showcase the most exciting life science and health care technologies with commercial potential from MIT and the greater Harvard community.
O’Cearbhaill’s research, in conjunction with collaborators from BWH, MGH and MIT, focuses on the development of a clutch needle system that prevents the risk of overshoot injuries through the use of a purely mechanical method. It is hoped that this easy-to-use, affordable technology will reduce the complications and user-skill requirements associated with a broad range of current needle insertion techniques.