Bioengineering in Vietnam

  • Regis B. Kelly
Conference paper
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 27)


Biologists seek an accurate description of the biological world. Engineers do not describe things. Instead they design devices that they then build and test. Bioengineers bring these disparate disciplines together in two ways that are conceptually very different. In the past, bioengineering has meant designing, building and testing mechanical devices that operate on biological tissue. A rapidly growing branch of bioengineering, however, applies biological principles to design, build and test novel forms of cells that execute reliably a desired function. We offer a brief review of recent developments in both forms of bioengineering and examine their potential value for Vietnamese bioengineers.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Regis B. Kelly
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  1. 1.The California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3)USA

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