Fueled by a collaborative effort between the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, The David Eccles School of Business, The School of Engineering and The Technology Venture Development Program, the Center for Medical Innovation combines formal education programs, faculty and student project development, and support and facilitation of device development and commercialization. More...
Dr. William Devries and his surgical team at the University of Utah made history when they successfully implanted the first artificial heart in a human patient in December of 1982. Come listen as Dr. DeVries tells teh story on Wednesday, May 8th from 5-6:15pm. we encourage individuals from all interests to participate.
The student innovation community at the University of Utah is growing. Yes, students are innovators, and in a big way. Across campus, students from all majors are inventing new devices, launching companies, making impacts and changing perceptions. This publication is a celebration of these student innovators and the programs and people that make their success possible.
Asthmatics can now breathe a little easier thanks to a novel inhaler developed by a team of students from the University of Utah and Westminster College for the Bench To Bedside Competition. The team won the competition's grand prize of $15,000 for the development of an inhaler, LIYEN (acronym for Last Inhaler You'll Ever Need).
Before Stephen Jacobsen, a distinguished professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and president of the Sarcos team, there were no waving fountains at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, no believable robot rides in Disneyland and Universal Studios, and no "Iron Man" movie.
A new device designed to more effectively produce DNA samples for genetic testing from slide-mounted tissue samples is better equipped than most models on the market to help in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The impact could be substantial since genetic testing is becoming more popular in the fight against cancer, and the demand for efficient dissection tools is growing.