Master in Biomedical Engineering


BME Day 2016

Sponsors and Exhibitors

The industry, medical doctors, and engineers meet for the Biomedical Engineering Day at the Inselspital in Bern with great success

On May 27, 2016, the Biomedical Engineering Day took place in the auditorium Ettore Rossi at the Inselspital in Bern. The Master in Biomedical Engineering program of the University of Bern organized this event for the eighth time.
The event is an efficient platform in Switzerland for networking of Master and PhD graduates and Swiss and international medical technology companies. This year’s companies introduced themselves through oral presentations and gave insight into their commercial activities and their company philosophies as well as showed their demands on junior employees. Students thus had the opportunity to get to know potential future employers and contact them directly. This was made possible between the sessions in personal conversations and at the exhibitors’ booths.
The BME Day offered great opportunities for the Bernese biomedical researchers, too. The ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research and the Institute for Surgical Technologies and Biomechanics as well as the Bern University of Applied Sciences, a partner within the Master program, used the possibility of presenting current research projects to more than 250 participants. Interestingly, Master and PhD students play an important role in many of these projects. Thereby, this event was a demonstration of scientific achievements, too.
Besides company representatives, scientists, researchers, and young academics, many medical doctors participated in this year’s event as they had the chance for intensive communication with the biomedical engineers.
One highlight of the day was the successful live hand surgery by Carsten Surke, Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery, Inselspital Bern. Illustrative explanations in the auditorium were given by Bettina Juon Personeni, from the same department.


At the end of the day, four awards for excellent academic achievements in the field of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Bern were presented:

  • SICAS Award for the best master's thesis: Benjamin Voumard (Intra-Operative Prediction of Bone Quality and Bone-Implant Compound Stability for Dental Implantation)

  • SICAS Award for the best PhD thesis: Li Liu (Development and Validation of Computer Assisted Diagnosis, Planning and Navigation Systems for Periacetabular Osteotomy (PAO))

  • BME Club Award for the best poster: Joachim Dehais (A Computer Vision-Based Smartphone System for Carbohydrate Counting)

  • BME Club Award for the best master's thesis abstract: Jan Beerstecher (Novel Implant Design for a Long-term Esophageal ECG Recorder)