ASU’s Biodesign Institute. Innovative. Impactful.

ASU’s Biodesign Institute. Innovative. Impactful.

September 11, 2020

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September 11, 2020, 8:45 am (Length: 0 hour 0 minutes)

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    The institute's new signature video highlights a journey of discovery and examples of how Biodesign Institute research innovations are making an impact where solutions are needed most.


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Traditional research — with its steady, measured pace — just can’t keep up with the world’s scourge of disease, pollution and plague. That is where the Biodesign Institute comes in.

In 2003, Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow launched a new kind of research institute — one where scientists, engineers, thinkers and dreamers replicate the elegance of the natural world to create new solutions to challenges in health, sustainability and human security. The Biodesign Institute provides an ecosystem where scientists collaborate across disciplines to create innovations and technologies for the benefit of all life on Earth.

Since then, Biodesign scientists have created a therapy against the Ebola virus, discovered an early diagnostic for breast cancer and provided data that brought potentially harmful chemicals in personal-care products to light. These are just a handful of ways our research is leading to discoveries and inventions that answer today’s challenges. As the premier scientific research institute in the nation’s fastest-growing research university, Biodesign’s impact is accelerating. 

We invite you to explore highlights of our accomplishments in our new signature video and join us in designing a better future.