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Kibret Mequanint, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2018
For distinguished contributions in biomaterials design and the applications of biopolymers to medicine.

Patch could give new life to weak heart

Via Western University | September 30, 2021

A new cardiac patch developed by a collaborative team co-led by Western University is just the stuff that could get your blood pumping – literally.

The ultra-flexible cardiac patch, designed by Western Engineering professor Kibret Mequanint and his collaborators at the University of Manitoba, may one day be used to restore function to a damaged heart following a cardiac arrest… Continue reading.

Life-saving snake venom

Via Western University | July 14, 2021

Indiana Jones hates snakes. And he’s certainly not alone. The fear of snakes is so common it even has its own name: ophidiophobia.

Kibret Mequanint doesn’t particularly like the slithery reptiles either (he actually hates them too) but the Western University bioengineer and his international collaborators have found a novel use for snake venom: a body tissue ‘super glue’ that can stop life-threatening bleeding in seconds… Continue reading.

Dr. Kibret Mequanint Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

Via AIMBE | April 10, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Kibret Mequanint, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and School of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Western Ontario, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Mequanint was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for distinguished contributions in biomaterials design and the applications of biopolymers to medicine.