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A Fluorescent Suture Could Brighten Up Surgical Outcomes | Giving to Johns Hopkins

In the IMERSE Lab at the Whiting School of Engineering, Justin Opfermann, a mechanical engineering PhD student, and his team are developing Glow and Sew, an innovative surgical tool designed to enhance the precision of anastomosis surgeries. The fluorescent suture they’ve created, coated in a powder that glows under near-infrared light, provides surgeons with improved…
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IEEE Pulse Magazine: Robots to Improve Surgery for All

Dr. Kreiger is featured in a recent IEEE Pulse Magazine article on robotic surgery. https://www.embs.org/pulse/articles/robots-to-improve-surgery-for-all/

Congratulations on the Student Initiatives Fund

Congratulations to Justin and Jiawei for being awarded a Student Initiatives Fund (SIF) with the project “Fluorescent Suture with AI-Based Surgical Planner for Image Guided Surgery.”

News on NIBIB: Robot Performs Soft Tissue Surgery with Minimal Human Help

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) has featured our recent study published in Science Robotics on the NIBIB webpage.

Baltimore Sun: Johns Hopkins engineers build robot to perform surgery without a doctor

Johns Hopkins engineers build robot to perform surgery without a doctor

IMERSE on BrainX Community Live

IMERSE team of Hamed, Justin, and Axel will discuss their latest study on Autonomous Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery, published in Science Robotics, with the BrainX community on Wednesday, February 23rd at 6:00 pm (EST). Please Join!

Received Best Conference Paper Award at IEEE BIBE 2021 Conference

Congratulations to Justin and the team for receiving the best conference paper award at the 21th International Conference on Bioinformatics and BioEngineering(BIBE) in Kragujevac, Serbia. Feasibility of a Cannula-mounted Piezo Robot for Image-guided Vertebral Augmentation: Toward a Low Cost, Semi-autonomous Approach – Justin Opfermann, Benjamin Killeen, Christopher Bailey, Majid Khan, Ali Uneri, Kensei Suzuki, Mehran…
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3 Accepted Papers to IEEE BIBE 2021 Conference

All three papers have been accepted to the 21th IEEE International Conference on BioInformatics and BioEngineering(BIBE) Conference in Kragujevac, Serbia, October 25-27, 2021 Feasibility of a Cannula-mounted Piezo Robot for Image-guided Vertebral Augmentation:Toward a Low Cost, Semi-autonomous Approach – Justin Opfermann, Benjamin Killeen, Christopher Bailey, Majid Khan, Ali Uneri, Kensei Suzuki, Mehran Armand, Ferdinand Hui,…
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Celebrate Dr. Krieger’s Birthday!

The lab prepared a delicious chocolate cake and Turkish delight to celebrate Dr. Krieger’s and lab members’ birthdays on campus. Photo Credit: Onder Erin and Michael Kam