New York Business Plan Competition

New York Business Plan Competition CMTI MS students Judy, Jazmin, Aveisha, teamed up with Ignacio Rodrigues, showcased their groundbreaking ‘UterPush’ device at the New York Business Plan Competition.   Events like NYBPC provide students a platform to shine and push boundaries, aligning perfectly with CMTI’s vision of translating educational experiences…

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Big Ideas in Science and Medicine Competition

Big Ideas in Science and Medicine Competition The Big Ideas in Science and Medicine Pitch Competition, hosted by SMD Entrepreneurs at UR, was a showcase of innovation and ambition. On March 28, nine student teams pitched their groundbreaking ideas to a panel of esteemed judges for a chance to win…

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IZone Pitches and Pumpkins Competition

iZone Pitches and Pumpkins Competition Big congratulations to our CMTI MS students Aveisha Maharaj, Judy Monickaraj, Jazmin Phommavanh, Garrett Dietrich, and Ben Hulbert for their stellar participation in the Pitches & Pumpkins competition on October 25th!    A special shoutout to Judy and Jazmin for securing 2nd place with their…

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IZone Innovation Bootcamp

Congratulations to CMTI MS Students Aviesha Maharaj and Judy Monickaraj on placing 1st at the Second Annual iZone Innovation Bootcamp hosted by Ain Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and iZone at the University of Rochester!  Read more over on LinkedIn!  LinkedIn Post

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Embracing a Bright Future

ESTABLISHING A BRIGHT FUTURE in MEDTECH: for the pioneers of future medical innovation 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…

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Ejiroghene Davies-Okarevu starts Medical School!

Congratulations EJ!

Exciting Update from Our CMTI Community:

EJ, one of our brilliant 2022 alumni and a key player in the cardiovascular team during her time with us, has recently embarked on a new adventure as a medical student at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences! After enriching her experience in the industry at Sterling Medical Devices, she’s now continuing to make waves in the medical field. 

Cheers to you, EJ! Here’s to your continued success and the extraordinary journey ahead. 


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 Sweep the Competition at the First Annual SMD-AIN Big Pitch!

Innovative Medical Device Concepts Propel Teams to the Top​


The triumphant trio - Stephen Wells, Hadi Wehbe, and Lucas Lassinger - claimed first place at the AIN Center competition, showcasing their brilliance as CMTI Master's students. Their game-changing STMedical solution, a safe trocar insertion method, wowed the judges and secured them a well-deserved $500 prize!

ORIF Screw

Kudos to the talented CMTI Master's students - Abbi Miller, Allie Coon, and Sylvia Zhong - for bagging second place! Their innovative ORIF device captivated the judges, earning them a fantastic $250 reward. We foresee these rising stars making a significant impact in the medical technology sphere and eagerly anticipate their future accomplishments.

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

Discover these now CMTI Alumni's successful career paths!

Lucas Lassinger
Product Manageer - Med Dimensions
Hadi Wehbe
R&D Engineer - Casana
Steve Wells
Process Validation Engineer - LSI Solutions
Allie Coon
Quality Engineer - Baxter International
Abbi Miller
Process Engineer - Janssen Pharmaceuticals R&D
Sylvia Zhong
R&D Engineer - Cook Medical