“Those who innovate to transform lives deserve an award” is the motto of the SBEB-Boston Scientific Award for Innovation in Biomedical Engineering, which encourages the development of works that collaborate with the Brazilian public health system.
Brazil is the host of the IX Latin American Congress of Biomedical Engineering 2022, that is why the Brazilian Society of Biomedical Engineering (SBEB) and Boston Scientific created a new modality for this year’s award, to include relevant initiatives from other countries in the region, and projects with potential impact for Latin American health systems. Hence, the Latin American category was launched.
A total of 192 projects were submitted for the award, and six of them were selected as winners by the Independent Evaluation Committee: three for Brazil and three for Latin America.
The Award for Innovation in Biomedical Engineering is promoted annually, with SBEB and Boston Scientific as organizers, and an independent evaluation committee made of experts in public health, health innovations, medical Devices, who represent the main management bodies of SUS.