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University Launches Center for Developing Medical Devices and Other Medical Innovations

The University of Rochester is combining its medical, engineering, and entrepreneurial expertise to create the Center for Medical Technology Innovation (CMTI).

A collaboration of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the School of Medicine and Dentistry, CMTI will also make use of the University’s Center for Entrepreneurship as it coordinates activities to develop technological solutions to clinical problems.

“The medical device industry employs numerous engineers who lack critical clinical experience,” said Robert Clark, dean of the Hajim School. “This new center will help close that gap.”

The center will offer a master’s degree program in medical technology innovation. Students in the program will spend a minimum of two months in a clinical environment, enabling them to serve as a bridge between the medical and engineering faculty.

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2 thoughts on “University Launches Center for Developing Medical Devices and Other Medical Innovations

  1. We apologize for the delayed reply, we are still getting used to the blog and its comment section. Yes, so far this course has shown tremendous promise. Two students entered the course last fall (2012) and both exited the program with extremely innovative technologies that really helped answer serious problems in the medical device community. We look forward to seeing what comes of the students work!

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