Course Detail
Course Components:
This course continues the principles of medical technology innovation and design with a focus on practical skills for prototyping and medical device design. Medical Device Innovation includes in-person training on prototyping lab equipment at the University of Utah Center for Medical Innovation (CMI), including 3D design software (SolidWorks, Fusion, etc.), 3D printing, 3D scanning, and the laser cutter. Principles of US FDA Regulatory Affairs and USPTO patent and intellectual property (IP) development further augment the prototype development training. During in-class strategy sessions, students serve as ad hoc consultants for their own projects and for other teams’ projects, focusing on concept and prototype development and on discussions relative to Regulatory Affairs, Intellectual Property, Clinical Research, and Medical Reimbursement. Students will learn to approach real-world clinical problems by identifying diagnostic and therapeutic deficiencies that can be addressed through the process of innovating medical technologies.