Auburn engineers are developing unique technologies for more effective and cost-effective health care. Biomedical and health-care technology research is being performed in multiple departments, and includes improvement in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologies, use of contact lenses for timed release delivery of medications, improvements in treatment regimens for heart failure and cutting-edge filters for emergency responders and buildings. Research on ways to improve the diagnosis and prognosis of breast cancer and heart failure patients is also ongoing. Our new MRI Research Center is home to both 3T and 7T MRI units and works closely with regional medical providers. Research at the center is also addressing some of the health issues encountered by our soldiers in the battlefield.