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, 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.
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Featured Team Member of the Month
Cody Rash, Project Assistant
Cody Rash graduated with a Biomedical Sciences major from Grand Valley State University, with the hope of one day becoming a Physician's Assistant that specializes in Pediatrics. Cody grew up in White Lake, Michigan and was always fascinated by the medical field, and what it had to offer. His final goal in life would be to open up a practice of his own in order to help people live a better day-to-day life.
Cody's current responsibilities at aMDI include researching, testing, creating graphs or charts from data and assisting with general office work. His background in the sciences makes his research skills valuable in looking for critical new areas of growth in the industry.
"In college I studied biomedical sciences and was planning to be an orthopaedic surgeon my freshmen year, then I changed my emphasis to Pre-Physician Assistant Studies. I continued on with a BMS degree and received my Bachelor’s in April of this year." - Full Interview