Our students are guided through a formal design process including needs finding, concept generation, concept selection, prototyping, design evaluation, and documentation.  At the same time, they learn about the critical issues associated with commercialization of medical technology such as:

  • Intellectual Property

    • Patent processes
    • Commercialization pathways
  • FDA Regulatory Process

    • Introduction to Design Controls
  • Quality Systems

    • Design for Manufacturing
    • Design for the Environment
    • Critical to Quality
    • Robust Design
  • Economic Issues

    • Reimbursement
    • Medical Insurance
  • Ethical Issues

    • Introduction of new medical technology
    • Clinical trials
    • Fairness in distribution and accessibility
  • Technical Communication

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