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Contact:
Chriss Swaney
412-268-5776

For immediate release:
September 16, 2002

Carnegie Mellon to Showcase Medical Robotic Research at Biomedical Engineering Forum

EVENT: Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering has created a Department of Biomedical Engineering to meet the growing needs of an emerging biotechnology industry sector. A panel of distinguished guests including Jonathan Rothberg, chairman and founder of CuraGen Corp., a genomics-based pharmaceutical company, and Astro Teller, the chief executive officer of Body Media, will discuss the challenges facing biotech startups. A tour of medical robotics research, including displays of specially designed imaging equipment for detecting cancer cells and an anatomical hand for use in plotting medical data, will be featured in a special lab tour.

WHEN: 1 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17

WHERE: Newell-Simon, Level A, Carnegie Mellon University

CONTACT: Call Chriss Swaney at 412-268-5776 for more information.

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