Collaborate to Create: Medical Devices (c2c:MD)Building a Medical Device Design and Innovation Collaborative Degree and Network Mary Beth Privitera, MDes. NCIIA March 22, 2012
Acknowledgements!• MDIEP• College of Engineering & Applied Science• Center for Clinical Translational Science & Training• The University Hospital This work was partially funded by NCIIA as well as key industry partners.
Background: MDIEP• Colleges of….. – Engineering & Applied Science – Medicine – Design, Art, Architecture & Planning – Business
MDIEP Statistics• 40-50 students participate annually – Majority biomedical engineering & industrial design• 35-40 clinical partners support our students annually• Complete 8-10 programs concept to feasibility• Kick-off an additional 15-20 phase 0 – problem exploration programs• Largely undergraduate
2011 Accomplishments• 3rd Place Collegiate Inventors Competition• 2 provisional patents, 1 converted• 2 industry sponsored projects transferred (Proctor & Gamble and AtriCure, Inc.)• Active license discussion with Acclarent• Cincinnati Innovates Competition:Ischeban – Taft Patent Award – patent filed next week! – Kentucky Ezone Award $2500
Good…but we need to grow! And grow organically!
Collaboration• collaborate to create: medical devices (C2C:MD) – Multi-disciplinary working group to facilitate medial device development across UC – Formed with CCTST – Promoting innovative culture: studio models • Problem based studio • Solution based studio
Forming the working group• MDIEP leadership• Department of Emergency Medicine, Director of Research• Center for Clinical Translational Science & Training: CCHMC• IP office• Regulatory• University Hospital Research Office• POC-CENT – NIH funded Center for Emerging Neuro-Technologies• CEAS extended faculty• Lab Animal Medicine• Center for Surgical Innovation• DAAP interested parties: Rapid prototype center, et al
In order to grow we needed to understand who we are…. ….and who contributes what regarding medical devices.
We do research. We design. ...but we do it differently!
Our practices are linked.
..and we both rely on industry.
We had more in common…. ….just used different words
Can we go bench to bedside in house??? …how does industry do it?
Medical Device Development Process
What’s missing on campus?
What do we have?
Now what?• How are we going to work together in a mutually beneficial manner?• What programs can we implement or support?• Can c2c:MD act as a culture catalyst towards innovative thinking?
Results….• UG/G programs firmly linked in medical device development• New Graduate Programs – MEng, MS Clinical and Translational Science
Results…• Collaboration Agreement- All parties sign– Shared equity– Intellectual property– Disclosure– Use of Equipment & facilities– Funding– Commercialization Support
Culture Shift Efforts: Studios• Problem Studio – Purpose to bring community together to discuss problems in a clinical space with those who can solve them.• Solution Studio – A focused studio on one specific problem with select ‘problem owners’ intended to provide a deep dive creative problem solving session.
Tangible Results• MDIEP UG efforts bolstered by increased clinical immersion & interaction – ‘do it or mDIEp’ presentations held at COM- access open to studio participants• 3 problem studios generating 10-15 avenues/per studio for students to follow• Open culture of improvement within hospital being demonstrated by traditionally accepting clinical staff
Thanks! Questions? This work would not be possible without:Drs. Chris Lindsell, Bala Haridas & Fred Beyette They are great colleagues & friends