which is the preservation of tissues and organs at very low temperatures,
with applications to transplant medicine (the
unmet need in numbers)
ablation, which is the destruction of cancerous tumors by heating
therapy, which is the treatment of cancer tumors by light-activated
and instrumentation to monitor and control thermal
process in biological systems
Activity at the BTTL applies
engineering fundamentals for the benefit of biology and medical applications.
Related efforts range from basic research, through technology development, to
experimentation on biological systems. Core engineering areas include thermal
sciences, solid mechanics, sensors and instrumentation, geometric modeling, computation,
and engineering design.