The Department of Biomedical Engineering bridges the gap between natural science and medicine in order to improve procedures and technologies for medical treatment. It is a joint venture of the University of Basel, the University Hospital Basel and the University Children’s Hospital Basel. The department has currently almost 100 members working in four focal areas. Moreover, the department is host for a number of award winning medtech spin-offs. An established PhD Program, a master program in development and advanced training courses aim to contribute to an enriching environment in the field of biomedical engineering.