3D printing of a functioning human heart.
"Bioengineering integrates physical,
chemical, or mathematical sciences and engineering principles for
the study of biology, medicine, behavior, or health. It advances
fundamental concepts, creates knowledge for the molecular to the
organ systems levels, and develops innovative biologics, materials,
processes, implants, devices, and informatics approaches for the
prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, for patient
rehabilitation, and for improving health".
Institutes of Health
Self-directed lifelong learners
(SDLLs) soon find there is little, if any, necessary
distinction between bioengineering and biotechnogy. The
two terms grow out of conventional career descriptions
and the academic preparation for those careers. SDLLs
aren't bound by those conventions.