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!

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Corporate visit: Curbell Medical

The CMTI visited Curbell Medical in Orchard Park, New York. The CMTI students received a tour of the plant and heard a number of presentations from the Curbell staff including: We had an unforgettable experience this summer, thanks to the amazing team at Curbell Medical! During our visit, we had…

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Congratulations! Brittany Garrison hired at Globus Medical!

2017 Alumnus of the CMTI program, Brittany Garrison, was hired as an Associate Product Manager by Globus Medical in the Greater Philadelphia Area.   Brittany was a member of the Orthopaedic group in 2017 that worked on a surgical probe for posterior spinal instrumented fusion (PSIF) surgery as a member of…

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