Embracing a Bright Future

Welcome to the Center for Medical Technology and Innovation (CMTI) at the University of Rochester! As we embark on another exciting academic year, we are filled with anticipation and enthusiasm for the exceptional group of incoming students who will join us. We are proud to welcome a cohort of talented…

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Lucas Lassinger starts at Med Dimensions!

Linkedin Med Dimensions turns your two dimensional problems into three dimensional solutions for education and surgical applications. We build educational trainers, pre-operative models, and patient specific surgical cutting guides for multiple orthopedic procedures via CT scans. Med Dimensions

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First Annual SMD-AIN Center “Big Ideas in Science and Medicine” Pitch Competition Winners!

CMTI Students Excel in First Annual SMD-AIN Center's "Big Ideas in Science and Medicine" Pitch Competition, Securing First and Second Place!

Each team had to prepare a 3-minute pitch of a venture solving an issue in the medical or biotech space. Once the pitches were approved, students moved on to the presentation round where they presented live over Zoom. The panel of judges, which consisted of 3 University of Rochester Alumni had 5 minutes of Q&A with each of the 9 teams.


First Place winners are Stephen Wells, Hadi Wehbe, and Lucas Lassinger - all brilliant CMTI M.S. students in our program - recently took part in an AIN Center competition and emerged victorious. Their innovative solution for safe trocar insertion, known as STMedical, was a game-changer and earned them first place and a grand prize of $500!

ORIF device

Meet the second place winner, also CMTI MS students! Abbi Miller, Allie Coon, and Sylvia Zhong. Their groundbreaking ORIF device impressed the judges and earned them a well-deserved prize of $250! We're thrilled to see these talented students making waves in the medical technology industry and can't wait to see what they'll achieve next.

Congratulations to all teams who participated and to the CMTI students who took home First and Second place!

The CMTI visits ThermoFisher Scientific

The CMTI visited Thermo Fisher Scientific in Penfield, NY and met with several staff including: Joseph Granchelli (R&D manager), Sarina Bellows, and other members of the engineering team.  The team listened to presentations on the Thermo Fisher Scientific product line, and on creating design specifications.  The team also received a…

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The CMTI visits NextCorps and participates in the Hardware Challenge 2020

The CMTI had a luncheon and received a tour at NextCorps of Rochester.  NextCorps is a business incubator that includes a group of entrepreneurs, advisors, venture capitalists, and staff committed to creating the next generation of world-changing Rochester technology companies.  The students received a tour from Mike Riedlinger (Managing Director of…

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