Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health



The NIBIB Immunoengineering Program supports the development and/or application of engineering principles, tools, methods, and technologies to manipulate and control the immune system to prevent, diagnose, and/or treat diseases to improve human health.  Appropriate tools may include biomaterials, engineered tissues, synthetic biology approaches, therapeutic delivery systems, probes and devices for monitoring immune cell trafficking, mathematical models, and other methods.  Technology development and application within the program must focus on engineering design-based approaches, and may include, but is not limited to, novel vaccines, cancer therapies, control of the immunological environment for regenerative medicine and drug delivery applications, control of the inflammatory response, and methods to ameliorate autoimmune disorders.