The NIBIB is an Institute within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) devoted to merging the physical and biological sciences to develop new technologies that improve health. Our goal is to accelerate the pace of discovery and speed the development of biomedical technologies that prevent illnesses or treat them when they do strike.
Created December 29, 2000, the NIBIB is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), within the Department of Health and Human Services; the Federal government’s premier biomedical research agency. NIBIB-supported research brings advances in fields ranging from physics to nanotechnology to bear on the challenges of diagnosing, preventing and treating disease. Ultimately, the NIBIB seeks to translate research findings from the laboratory to the patient to improve quality of life and reduce the burden of disease. Health care and technology have long been linked in the United States. Today, cardiac pacemakers, mammograms, sustained-release medications, and artificial hips are but a few examples of how biomedical imaging and bioengineering are transforming health care.