Center for Biomedical Engineering Technology Acceleration (BETA Center)



The BETA Center is a NIH-wide resource housed by the NIBIB intramural research program and will serve as a new NIH campus model for accelerating technology-driven interdisciplinary research and clinical translation. The BETA Center community will bring researchers together with engineering and imaging expertise including biomedical imaging, biosensing, biomechanics, engineered/synthetic biology, nano/biomaterials, artificial intelligence, modeling, computation, and informatics.

Central to BETA Center’s mission is employing evidence-driven approaches to expand diversity, equity, and inclusion within NIBIB’s Intramural Research Program and serving as a model for recruiting diverse biomedical engineering talent to NIH.

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    The BETA Center offers resources to help IRP researchers pursue new directions, technologies, and experimental methods.

    Meet the investigators of the BETA Center.

    Check out opportunities to join intramural research at NIH with BETA Center investigators.


    Looking to connect in person? Find our NIBIB Booth at these upcoming conferences:

    • October 11-14, 2023:
      Biomedical Engineering Society, (BMES), Seattle, WA
    • October 19-21, 2023:
      American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), Spokane, WA
    • October 26-28, 2023:
      Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native American Scientists (SACNAS), Portland, OR
    • November 15-18, 2023
      Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Students (ABRCMS) Phoenix, AZ

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    July 11, 2023
    Established by NIBIB in January, the BETA Center will serve as a hub for expert teams of technology developers at the NIH intramural program and beyond to work together to rapidly address pressing health needs. Source: NIH Catalyst
    June 8, 2023
    In Late January 2023, NIBIB launched a new center designed to accelerate biomedical discovery and therapeutics, in part by pulling together expert, multidisciplinary teams from throughout NIH to quickly respond when national or global health crises strike. Source: IEEE Pulse
    March 21, 2023
    The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has established a new Center for Biomedical Engineering Technology Acceleration, dedicated to applying engineering principles to biomedical discovery and therapeutics. We talk to the Center’s Director Manu Platt about their plans and the focus on diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. Source: Nature Reviews Bioengineering
    January 25, 2023
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    NIBIB has established the Center for Biomedical Engineering Technology Acceleration—BETA Center, a new intramural research program to solve a range of medicine’s most pressing problems. The BETA Center will serve the wider NIH intramural research program as a biotechnology resource and catalyst for NIH research discoveries.