Definition of bioengineering in English:



mass noun
  • 1

    another term for genetic engineering
    • ‘Most farms today, especially large meat and dairy farms, are corporate behemoths with tractors the size of luxury yachts, and with their soil and animals enhanced by genetics and bioengineering.’
    • ‘She explores how new theories of chaos and complexity raise questions about the human ability to comprehend natural processes; ditto for new attempts to decode genomes and for bioengineering generally.’
    • ‘But changes brought about by fusion physics could allow the extension of energy resources to fuel further alteration of the environment, and others in bioengineering could involve alteration of the laws of genetics itself.’
    • ‘Genetic art can help provoke public dialogue about bioengineering and its effect on society.’
    • ‘Instead of deciding which posts are acceptable and which are not, Indymedia volunteers can be librarians, categorizing posts so that at a click one can find everything having to do with bioengineering, for example.’
    • ‘But imagine what bioengineering of the DNA of algae will make possible to accomplish in 10 or 20 years.’
    • ‘Biotechnology applications to animal husbandry have been patented and commercialized, and major corporations invest in animal bioengineering.’
    • ‘Natural resource managers everywhere are continually on the lookout for new developments in information technology, bioengineering, and materials science to meet the increased demands on agriculture.’
    • ‘With all the recent work involving the genetic code and bioengineering, will future generations be able to sue their ancestors for passing on inferior genes?’
    • ‘Today, we are promised perfection, indeed salvation, through artificial intelligence, genetic research, and bioengineering.’
    • ‘The late Verna Wright, then co-director of bioengineering at Leeds University, called the claim that upright posture is the culprit for frequent back problems in humans ‘nonsense.’’
    • ‘He is interested in finding the place of public dialogue beyond the obvious polarizations - the utopianism that can surround bioengineering as well as the fear that often accompanies its potential outcomes.’
    • ‘The key to this bioengineering is having the genome (genetic map) of existing viruses, and more capable equipment and techniques for handling material at the molecular level.’
    • ‘For every vision of a genetically crafted wunderkind, think of the legions of genetically damned who could inherit the Brave New World of bioengineering if it runs amok.’
    • ‘Genetics has allowed the bioengineering of new variations on biology's model organisms. 2001 gave us mice with bigger brains, smarter worms and fruit flies that live twice as long as they are supposed to.’
    • ‘As the first African American female to earn a Ph.D. in bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego in 1999, Clemmons has a rather personal milestone attached to her name.’
    • ‘The November paper fueled concerns that such supposed sanctuaries for natural genetic diversity are feeling the impact of bioengineering.’
    • ‘We are going to have our genomes changed by bioengineering.’
    • ‘What will happen if bioengineering, cloning, global epidemics such as SARS and splitting of society into haves and have nots are taken to extremes?’
    • ‘Other issues, including bioengineering, preserving food by irradiation, and producing an adequate global food supply using sustainable agriculture practices have combined to produce a complex set of problems.’
  • 2The use of artificial tissues, organs, or organ components to replace damaged or absent body parts.

    • ‘In addition, such integrated labs-on-a-chip have many potential applications in biomedicine and bioengineering.’
    • ‘All the technology present in the OR was explained, from medical research and bioengineering to computer technology and patient care perspectives.’
    • ‘His expertise and interest in tissue engineering, bioinformatics, computational and modeling methods, and systems integration are well aligned with our areas of growth in bioengineering.’
    • ‘Kranz's team will use a bioengineering method called yeast display - created by Kranz and former U. of I. chemical engineer K. Dane Wittrup - to remove and rebuild T-cell receptors for strong binding to tumor cells.’
    • ‘Encouraging and rewarding participation or productivity in team environments is critical to advancing discovery and development in the field of bioengineering.’
    • ‘Working together, we can increase the understanding of how advances in biomedical imaging and bioengineering can be applied to improve public health.’
    • ‘Information on all aspects of NIBIB structure and operations and on activities related to biomedical imaging and bioengineering in general is available on the site.’
    • ‘The environment was in bad shape, and people frequently augmented their bodies through bioengineering or robotic add-ons.’
    • ‘In addition, he holds a courtesy appointment in electrical engineering and is involved in the biophysics program in the recently announced bioengineering department at Stanford.’
    • ‘The function of the Bioengineering Consortium is to ensure that activities related to bioengineering happen across the NIH.’
    • ‘He holds bachelor's degrees in bioengineering, medical laboratory science and community health and safety studies from the University of Illinois.’
    • ‘This partnership will integrate the bioengineering strengths of Georgia Tech and the cancer biology and clinical oncology expertise of Emory University School of Medicine and the Winship Cancer Institute.’
    • ‘Also, the development of the thermosensitive biocompatible gel demonstrates that bioengineering involves a lot more than just the understanding and manipulation of cells.’
    • ‘And developments in the miniaturisation of electrical components, bioengineering and genetics hold the promise of an ever more complex range of artificial parts for the human body.’
    • ‘The project is a result of this collaboration, and is designed to meet the specialized training needs in the bioengineering and bioinformatics areas.’
    • ‘Revolutionary drugs, tools, and bioengineering will plunge our future bodies, babies, families, deaths and evolution into a chaos of moral choice’
    • ‘Tissue Regeneration Inc., a bioengineering company in Medford, Massachusetts, has developed the ability to grow new human connective tissue.’
    • ‘Stanford University now has a bioengineering program that brings together engineering, medical, and other faculty to collaborate on projects such as artificial corneas.’
    • ‘However, the image analysis capabilities in these programs have an unexpected application in the bioengineering arena.’
    • ‘State-of-the-art, precision bioengineering ensures that Xenadrine-EFX specifically targets fat-burning and fat-storage processes in the body, while sparing muscle.’
  • 3The use in engineering or industry of organisms or biological processes.

    • ‘The first section, Part I: Fundamentals and Principles, presents basic science and mathematical principles of bioengineering and industrial biotechnology.’
    • ‘The technique used here, called bioengineering, involves stabilizing the surface with organic material while establishing plants with extensive root systems to provide even more stability at depth.’
    • ‘Narayanamurti said Harvard will focus on strategic areas, such as bioengineering and the interface of biology and applied physics, math and computer science.’
    • ‘The idea of using common inkjet printers for laying down biomaterials and even living cells demonstrates how advances in other technological fields provide mature technologies for use in bioengineering.’