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.
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. 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 services, intellectual property, business review and mentoring.
aMDI provides a full range of services, including but not limited to: developing analytical and physical models; rapid prototyping and fabricating systems; comprehensive testing for technical feasibility; and incubator space. 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, aMDI 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.
A Summary of Our First Years
Featured Team Member of the Month
JACOB GONSER, SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT INTERN
Jacob Gonser graduated from Grand Rapids Catholic Central, and is an undergraduate student in the Grand Valley School of Computing and Information Systems. He is currently looking to get a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Jacob has experience in software programming in Java and C++ and is familiar with Python and SQL.
He is currently working for aMDI on Internal Research and Development, as well as Data Consolidation. In his free time Jacob enjoys playing soccer, movie critiquing with his friends, and gaming.
"As someone who has only been in his field for around 2 years, I have been able to learn a ton while working here. From client interaction and project planning, right down to software development itself, I have been able to learn and refine many of my professional skills." - Full Interview