The resources at the University of Rochester are truly extraordinary.
One of the greatest strengths of the CMTI is its proximity to the School of Medicine and Dentistry, which is visible from the windows of the Department of Biomedical Engineering located in Robert B. Goergen Hall. Innovation flows naturally when only steps lie between the design labs of Biomedical Engineering and the clinics of the Medical Center. Transitioning from one environment to another is not forced but has been integrated as part of the overall culture at the University of Rochester.
'The CMTI utilizes several core facilities within the Department of Biomedical Engineering for prototyping devices including the Biomechanical Testing Lab, Microscopy Lab, Cell Culture Lab, and the Quantitative Physiology and BioInstrumentation Lab. Students and faculty also have access to abundant University Shared Resources including: Confocal and Conventional Microscopy Core, Electron Microscope Research Core, Flow Cytometry and Immunologic Analysis, Gene Targeting and Transgenic Core, Multiphoton Core Facility, Proteomics Center, and the Rochester Genomics Center. The CMTI also draws upon the expertise within several centers, schools, and institutes to help facilitate all facets of medical technology commercialization.
Rochester itself is home to many leading biotechnology manufacturers such as Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Carestream, and Bausch & Lomb. Organizations like High Tech Rochester and Greater Rochester Enterprise work closely with local government and academia to help train entrepreneurs and support new business ventures. Since 1996, 51 start-ups were created based on University of Rochester technologies alone. Thriving businesses and ground-breaking research make the region one of the richest Bio/Med industry areas in the country.
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Rochester was listed in the Top 10 for mid-sized metros in the American Institute for Economic Research Annual Report.
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Rochester was featured in this 2013 techie.com article, rivaling larger cities such as San Francisco and San Diego.
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Luminosity ranked U.S. cities based on date from 3 million luminosity.com users. Rochseter and the surrounding area was featured in the top 100 smartest cities in America.
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In a 2010 Forbes study, Rochester was featured based on technology and science jobs, creative jobs, patents per capita, and venture investmen per capita. Of all U.S. cities studied, Rochester was ranked #5 for patents per capita.
Testimonials"The program provided me with explicit regulatory knowledge through the joint IP/FDA course... I met my FDA contact through this same FDA/IP course which is what has landed me a job that I love!"MTI (2014)Erin KeeganFDACombination Product Policy AnalystRead more
Biomedical Engineer and Lead Reviewer"... from clinical needs finding to, project vetting, to prototype development, to regulatory and IP strategy, to business plan development, it has all been extremely useful! "MTI (2014)Spencer KlubbenFoundation MedicineProduct ManagerRead more"The two month rotation gave us the experience to communicate with different types of clinicians and allowed us to really understand how medical devices are used in a clinical setting."MTI (2014)Mohammad MuslehBausch & LombLens Design EngineerRead more"The two month clinical rotation was great! It was the first time I’d been in on cases and it was really valuable to have the opportunity to interact with surgeons and physicians on a daily basis."MTI (2014)Ryan DeAngelisBIOTRONIKField Clinical Studies Engineer IIRead more"The design aspect of the program introduces students to the terminology and design processes used in the industry, which makes transitioning into industry easier..."MTI (2014)Matthew CrilleyPulse TechnologiesQuality Engineer IIRead more
"The connections made with professionals that would visit the program was also key..."
"I find myself constantly using the skills I learnt in the program..."MTI (2018)Raiem SmithUnither PharmaceuticalsValidation SpecialistRead more
"I often lean on not only the knowledge gained in courses such as FDA and Device Design, but also the leadership and presentation skills that I further developed in the program."MTI (2019)Kwasi NimakoRegeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Associate Sustaining EngineerRead more
"The devotion from the staff and various experts in the field brought in to mentor the students on specific applicable subject matter is unparalleled..."MTI (2018)Evan SosnowJohnson & JohnsonClinical Account SpecialistRead more
"I've been given many different responsibilities and projects and have been able to pick things up and learn the industry much faster than if I had tried to make the transition as an undergraduate."MTI (2019)Gavin HambroseAesculapDesign EngineerRead more
"I truly loved how CMTI provided a comprehensive view of medical device design including the engineering, entrepreneurial, medical, and legal aspects... (it) has equipped me to be a better physician."MTI (2019)Christian KeenanUniversity of MassachusettsMedical SchoolRead more
"That they are required to have an understanding of quality systems, project management and other industry practices speaks volumes about the university’s commitment to preparing their students... "Industry expertPaul BuckleyApplied Sciences GroupFormer PresidentRead more
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