Center for Medical Technology & Innovation (CMTI)

Students in the Center for Medical and Technology Innovation (CMTI) MS program receive extensive training in the commercialization process of medical devices.They become familiar with the complexities of the medical device industry including FDA regulations, intellectual property, and quality systems.The CMTI resides within the Department of Biomedical Engineering and is a joint collaboration between the Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences and the School of Medicine & Dentistry.

Contact Information:

Greg Gdowski – Associate Professor
ggdowski@ur.rochester.edu
585-275-2580 

Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Rochester
201 Robert B. Goergen Hall
P.O. Box 270168
Rochester, NY 14627


CMTI Design Projects

Re-Align: Fracture Fixation Assistant
Tibial shaft fractures are a common injury and may require surgical intervention. During our team's observation of trauma surgeries at Strong Memorial Hospital, we found the procedure was inefficient. Tools …
Temporary Sternal Spacer
Various post-operative complications may lead cardiac surgeons to opt for delayed sternal closure following open heart surgeries. Patients’ sterna are left open and they are cared for in the intensive …
PortVision: Minimally Invasive Surgical Port to Reduce Muscle Creep
Our project focuses on solving the need to decrease the amount of muscle obstruction during minimally invasive lumbar surgeries in order to increase the surgeon’s visualization of the surgical field. …
DIY COVID-19 Mask
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we are developing a mask that offers superior function in a fraction of the manufacturing time when compared to many emerging 3D printed mask …
The Ten-μ HemoLock Clamp
Ten-μ solutions plans to introduce time and cost savings to the operating room (OR) through application-specific single-use instrumentation. Our instrument will allow surgeons to position and tension vessel loops at …
Minuo Retrieval System
The MRS is a specimen retrieval device that offers surgeons a way to remove malignant specimens during laparoscopic procedures without significantly widening minimally invasive incisions. The proposed device would use …
Operation VENTURE
A major challenge presented by the COVID-19 crisis is the limited number of caregivers that can attend to the influx of patients requiring ventilators. Our alarm app and sensor system …
Optigraft Skin Graft Mesher
Skin grafts are commonly used for wound closure and are cut with a mesh pattern to expand their coverage area. They are thin, delicate, painful to harvest, and easily damaged …
Carotid Artery Access
Brief Description: vasSecure aims to decrease carotid artery dissection rates during Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) procedures by improving access and stability. The device allows surgeons to properly tension the artery …
Meramec Suction-Elevator
For spinal surgeons who face difficulty visualizing the nerve root during spinal decompressions, the Meramec suction/elevator is a surgical instrument that combines multiple instrument functions to free surgeons' hands and …