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February 05, 2019
A $500,000 grant from the Grand Rapids SmartZone Local Development Finance Authority will fund a 2.5-year collaborative program between Grand Rapids-based medical device developer MediSurge and the applied Medical Device Institute, which is housed within the Grand Valley State University Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing.
The organizations will determine the potential impact of using Redwood City, California-based Carbon’s 3D printing technology to create medical device components at production volumes, meant to accelerate final device manufacturing and development.
Faculty and more than a dozen graduate and undergraduate students from the Padnos College will be joining the aMDI research team to carry out the study. MediSurge has committed to providing funds and engineering throughout the study.
Brent Nowak, aMDI executive director, said the technology “will soon be the new standard,” and the study will help create course content for GVSU’s curriculum. Continue Reading