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BioDesign is a University of Utah program that creates a partnership between clinicians at the Health Sciences Center and undergraduate student engineering teams. The collaborative relationship between the Medical Center, College of Engineering and Technology Commercialization Office creates a unique interface that moves new ideas towards development and commercialization. Clinicians from the Health Sciences Center supply ideas, clinical relevancy and mentoring to the engineering teams. The student teams are responsible for developing the requirements, building prototypes and conducting testing. All of the projects are based on new ideas or improvements for already existing products and are disclosed to the Technology Commercialization Office as new inventions. Bio Design projects have included many diverse fields of medicine including surgery, otolaryngology, cardiothoracic surgery, emergency medicine, cardiology, speech pathology, rehabilitation, gastroenterology, cardiothoracic surgery, ophthalmology, neonatology, urology and anesthesiology.