We are devoted to the betterment of human health and well-being through applied medical device innovation

Enhancing student learning experiences, engaging faculty and our community to bring novel medical devices to market.


The applied Medical Device Institute is hiring a post doctoral research associate in robotics surgery modeling, simulation, and analysis.  Interested applicants should inquire by email and be sure to include your CV as a .pdf file.  Applicants will be notified of further details via email, otherwise check this website for updates.

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About Us

Medical device development begins with an idea.  The idea, often in the form of a napkin sketch, must cross a ‘development valley-of-death’.  Med device development requires a broad range of science, engineering, and business resources. The applied Medical Device Institute (aMDI) serves the med device community as a means to cross the ‘development valley-of-death’, by providing access to researchers, engineers, medical professionals, business and entrepreneurial expertise within an integrated process that includes technical, intellectual property, business review and mentoring. 

Design for Success

aMDI provides a full range of services, including but not limited to developing analytical and physical models; rapid prototyping and fabricating systems; and comprehensive testing for technical feasibility.  aMDI addresses business and market viability issue in collaboration with other entrepreneurial, regulatory, investment, and business architecture entities.  Commercialization is facilitated at aMDI by connecting to the region's existing commercialization and financing organizations.  In addition to the physicians, nurses, and clinicians, the Institute serves small companies as a contract “R&D department” and large companies by providing responsive intellectual capacity to meet the demands of unforeseen business cycles or emerging technologies. 

aMDI differentiates itself with an applied focus, where proof-of-principle and go/no-go criteria are balanced with risk mitigation plan. This approach provides expedient response-models cost (high value) for early concept development and proof of concept delivery, if technically and commercially viable.

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