Testing medical devices, saving lives

Testing medical devices, saving lives

As a test engineer with Medtronic, Nick Nagel ’14 is saving lives by testing medical devices before they ever come in contact with patients. For Nagel, every test, every data point, is crucial. “Testing helps us better understand why something performs as it was intended to, or may fail or stop working,” he said. “My job has a direct affect on patients, so the device needs to work the way it’s supposed to work every time.” For example, the Andover, Minn., native is currently testing ablation catheters, which doctors use on patients to interrupt unwanted electrical pathways in the heart.

Exploring the possibilities of regenerative medicine

Exploring the possibilities of regenerative medicine

Two weeks ago Bailey O’Hare ’19 didn’t know that much about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and she knew even less about regenerative medicine. As part of a new summer workshop at Saint Mary’s University, O’Hare is getting an in-depth look at how the emerging...
Saint Mary’s collaborates on bird migration study for Department of Defense

Saint Mary’s collaborates on bird migration study for Department of Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dr. Ben Pauli of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is collaborating on a four-year, $1.7 million grant to study the effects of climate change on American kestrels. The grant, awarded to Boise State University by the Department of Defense (DoD),...
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