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The Bench-to-Bedside competition is an exciting and vibrant program designed to introduce medical students, engineering students and business students to the fascinating world of medical device innovation.

The Bench-to-Bedside program began as a beta-test for the BioInnovate program, but has quickly become our most popular and dominant student program. Student teams form into multidisciplinary “start-up” companies and are given the task of identifying an unmet clinical need. Teams are given access to over 100 University physicians from a broad area of specialties to serve as their consultants, key opinion leaders and stakeholders. The teams have six months and a $500.00 development fund to develop medical device concepts that address their identified need. In that six-month time period students will have evaluated the IP landscape, prototyped their design and constructed a business plan.

The program culminates in a formal presentation of all team projects at an annual awards competition. The event draws participation from faculty physicians, residents, industry leaders, venture capital firms and the highest echelons of the University leadership. The team projects are evaluated and scored for business strategy, design quality and healthcare impact by a VIP panel of judges. The top teams are awarded over $70,000 in prizes intended to provide initial funding to support further project development.

The enthusiasm for the Bench-to-Bedside has been remarkable from its inception. In the first year of the competition, over 100 students participated, forming 14 entrepreneurial teams. The creativity and “out-of-the-box” thinking shown resulted in very unique design concepts, several of which are currently heading toward commercialization. In previous years, the Bench-to-Bedside competition has drawn a pool of over 180 students and nearly half of the entire first, and second-year medical school class.

 

Past Bench-to-Bedside competitions:

 

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Each participant needs to register so that we can add you to Canvas and keep in contact with you.  Also, one member of each team needs to register the team so we know who is working together.  Registration can be done with the following links.
 
Individual Participant Sign up:
 
Team Formation Sign Up:
 
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All 2013-2014 B2B Competition Videos are listed below. They can also be found on the Bench-to-Bedside University of Utah YouTube Channel. To change the quality settings of the videos, please select the gear icon near the bottom right corner of each video.

If you have been asked to be a video judge, but have not received the judging form please contact us at b2b@utah.edu.

All judging forms must be submitted by April 6, 2014 at 11:59 pm. 

Judging Guidelines and Overview: 

Pre-judging Video = 1/2 Judging Score; Competition Night Judging = 1/2 Score 
Grand Prize = Highest combination score of Medicine, Engineering, Business, & Consumer’s Choice
Runner Up (2) = Next highest combination score of Medicine, Engineering, Business, & Consumer’s Choice
All teams will be judged for Medicine, Engineering, Business, & Consumer's Choice Awards.

2013-2014 Videos:

Team 1 - 6S Medical LLC/Troclosure™

Team 4 - TriagePro

Team 5 - Hide-A-Fix

Team 7 - Just Relax

Team 8 - CHIMP

Team 9 - +Elegance

Team 16 - Cervical Scope

Team 17 - Insta-Chair

 Team 19 - 3MEDx

Team 20 - Retinal Permeability Device

Team 21 - TRECC

Team 24 - PercVac

 Team 25 - StreamDx  

Team 26 - OsteoGenesis™

Team 27 - Anasta) (Guard™

Team 29 - 3D Surgical Stereo-Microscope 

Team 31 - Handy Habits

Team 32 - Thermotoscope

Team 34 - Navitas

Team 35 - Oculus Medical Viewer

Team 37 - I.V. Wrangler

Team 39 - Lighted Trocar

Team 40 - GameTime Medical (GT/M)

Team 41 - Penephriend

Team 43 - S3

Team 44 - SENSA-ICP sensor

Team 45 - Balloon Lock

Team 46A - A.I.R. (Abdominal Insufflation Rescuer)

Team 46B - HUVI (Hand-powered Ultra Violet Irradiator)

Team 48 - LuerLite

Team 50 - Mechanical Syringe

Team 51 - PRO-MD

Team 54 - ExamSnap

Team 57 - FeControl

Team 58 - InSpeculator

Team 59 - hydraMD

Team 60 - BlueSeal

Team 62 - CapnoGO

Team 63 - KidneyGuard

Team 65 - Protect the Elderly from falls

Team 66 - Vitaboard

Team 68 - Anti-infective Intraocular Needle

Team 70 - Dyna Dialysis

Team 71 - MPIDs

Team 74 - Rox Rap

EAE/Software Teams

Global Health Teams

Green Teams

Sex & Gender Differences Teams

4 TriagePro

7 Just Relax

8 CHIMP

25 StreamDx

34 Navitas

35 Oculus Medical Viewer

40 GameTime Medical

41 Penephriend

44 SENSA-ICP Sensor

51 PRO-MD

57 FeControl

59 hydraMD

63 KidneyGuard

65 Protect Elderly from Falls

70 Dyna Dialysis

1 6S Medical LLC/Troclosure™

4 TriagePro

5 Hide-A-Fix

7 Just Relax

8 CHIMP

16 Cervical Scope

17 Insta-Chair

19 3MEDx

20 Retinal Permeability Device

21 TRECC

24 PercVac

25 StreamDx

29 3D Surgical Sterio-Microscope

31 Handy Habits

32 Thermotoscope

39 Lighted Trocar

41 Penephriend

43 S3

45 Balloon Lock

46A A.I.R.

46B HUVI

48 LeurLite

50 Mechanical Syringe

51 PRO-MD

54 ExamSnap

57 FeControl

58 InSpeculator

60 BlueSeal

62 CapnoGO

63 KidneyGuard

65 Protect the Elderly from Falls

66 Elan

70 Dyna Dialsys

71 MPIDs

74 Rox Rap

4 TriagePro

5 Hide-A-Fix

7 Just Relax

27 Anasta) (Guard

37 I.V. Wrangley

41 Penephriend

46B HUVI

48 LuerLite

51 PRO-MD

57 FeControl

62 CapnoGO

63 KidneyGuard

70 Dyna Dialysis

71 MPIDs

74 Rox Rap

1 6S Medical LLC/Troclosure™

5 Hide-A-Fix

7 Just Relax

8 CHIMP

16 Cervical Scope

21 TRECC

25 StreamDx

41 Penephriend

45 Balloon Lock

50 Mechanical Syringe

51 PRO-MD

57 FeControl

58 InSpeculator

68 Anti-infective Intraocular Needle

70 Dyna Dialysis

71 MPIDs

74 Rox Rap

 

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Meet the Mentor Event

November 19, 2014
Location HSEB Alumni Hall
Teams meet and are paired with the mentors who comprise our Industrial Board.  Industrial board members provide guidance, and potentially resourse, to teams competing in Bench to Bedside.

Bench to Bedside Handout

Note: For medical students, participation in the Bench to Bedside competition qualifies for the medical student scholarly activity requirement. Please see the specifics here: http://medicine.utah.edu/medicaleducation/curriculum/scholarly_activity.php
 
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2014-2015 Timeline

Concept Generation Phase (September - December)

September
23rd: from 6-8pm: Bench to Bedside Kickoff Event, Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, Room 7180

October
7th from 6-8 pm: Health Sciences Kickoff Event, Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB), Room 1750
8th from 6-8 pm: Engineering Kickoff Event, Warnock Engineering Building (WEB), Room Catmull Gallery
9th from 6-8 pm:  Business Kickoff Event, Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, Room 7180
29th from 5:30-7:00 pm: Idea Generation Workshop, Health Science Education Building (HSEB), Room 1730
 
November
12th from 9-11 am: Trademark Basics: What Every Small Business Should Know Now, Not Later, Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium
19th from 6-8 pm: Meet the Mentor Event, Team Pairing with the Industrial Board, Location HSEB Alumni Hall

Prototyping/Product Development Phase (January - April)

January
22nd from 5:30-7:00 pm: Patents & Prior Art Workshop, HSEB First Floor
 
March
5th from 5:30-7:00 pm: How to Prepare for upcoming competition night, HSEB 1750
 
April
8th from 6:00-9:00 pm: 5th Annual Bench to Bedside Competition Night, Utah State Capitol Rotunda
 
*DISCLAIMER: These dates are subject to change
*See Forms Tab, for more specific on document due dates.
 
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Forms & Due Dates:

Due March 16, 2015:

  1. Patent Documents (choose one of the following three options)
  2. Schedule a session with B2B videographer. This video will be an important part of prejudging. You will have three minutes to cover the information listed in the following outline:

Due March 30, 2015:

  1. 300 Word Abstract - B2B Abstract Template
  2. Annotated Bibliography - B2B Annotated Bibligraphy Template
  3. Engineering Documents - B2B Marketing Requirements Template, B2B Device Specifications Template

Competition Night - Utah State Capitol, 6-9 pm, April 8, 2015


Judging Rubrics 

Useful Forms:

How you can contribute:

Reimbursement (Prototyping & Expenses):

Prize Money and Awards

Milestone (Seedfunding)

 

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B2B 2014-2015 PRIZES

PRIZE DESCRIPTIONS

Grand prize ($15,000) - awarded to the team that represents the very best of the Bench to Bedside competition. They will have excelled in all areas of the competition and represent the best in business, engineering, and medicine.

(2) Runner up Award ($10,000) - presented to the two teams which overall had outstanding projects and deserve top recognition for their efforts in all areas on the competition.

Best EAE Award ($5,000) - given to the team for the most outstanding achievements in the field of EAE. The award will go to the team that has shown the greatest achievements in their EAE design, proof of concept, and deliverables.

Best in Engineering Award ($5,000) - given to the team for the most outstanding achievements in the field of Engineering. It will go to the team that has shown the greatest scientific and engineering achievements in their design, proof of concept, and deliverables.

Best in Business Award ($5,000) - given to the team for the most outstanding achievements in the field of Business. The award will go to the team that presents the best pre-business plan and marketing strategy for taking their project to a higher level.

Best in Medicine Award ($5,000) - given to the team for the most outstanding achievements in the field of Medicine. The award will go to the team that has the greatest positive impact on physicians and patients.

Best Global Health Award ($5,000) - presented to the team whose device best addresses the health care needs of the developing world. They will embody the true spirit of humanitarianism and entrepreneurship.

Best “Green” Award ($5,000) - presented to the team that shows the largest positive impact in “Green” technology and/or resource management.

Consumers Choice Award ($5,000) - judged by potential consumers and users of the medical devices. The award is given to the team who best designed their project with the user in mind.

Library Innovation Team Award ($2000) - judged by the Library Innovation Team. More details to come.

2014-2015 Leadership Team

Co-President

Ashley Langell
Ashley Langell is currently a first year medical student at the University of Utah.  Prior to medical school, she studied psychology and pre-medicine at the University of Utah and in 2011 she received her Bachelor of Science degree.  As an undergraduate, Ashley remained active in several research groups.  She has worked on projects with the University of Utah’s Surgery, Emergency Medicine, and Chemical Engineering departments.  Most recently, she studied esophageal permeability and Eosinophilic Esophagitis as part of a multidisciplinary team comprised of members from various sub-specialties of medicine and engineering.  This experience instilled in Ashley a great appreciation for the benefits of interdisciplinary collaboration and her interest in Bench to Bedside stemmed from the program’s highly interdisciplinary approach to medical research and innovation.

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Co-President

Greg Gardner

Greg is currently a first-year medical student at the University of Utah.  Before medical school, he received degrees in biomedical engineering at the U.  His research interests include applying image processing and scientific computing techniques to the detection and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.  In his free time, he is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time in the outdoors and with friends and family.  Greg is excited for the chance to pursue his passions of medicine and engineering as a physician.

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Need more funding?

Bench-to-Bedside is pleased to announce a new collaboration for milestone funding with the Startup Center for Students (StaC) and the Utah Entrepreneur Club. If your B2B team needs future funding please submit an application HERE.

Your application will be reviewed and if selected, you will be given a date to pitch your proposal for more funding provided through Bench-to-Bedside.Details and dates can be found on the website listed above.

Want to take your project further?
Check out the Utah Entrepreneur Series HERE.

 

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