Wednesday, July 17, 2013
WhiteBoard was honored to host a team from the Innovation Fellows Program from the University of Minnesota's Medical Device Center. The Medical Device Center is a valuable asset to the medical device community as it combines basic research, applied and translational research, and education and training. The Innovation Fellows Program seeks to train the next leaders in medtech through a full immersion educational and product development program for medical device creation. The program concentrates on developing medical devices for a broad variety of clinical areas, with an emphasis on identifying and addressing unmet clinical needs.
During their visit, the Innovation Fellows learned about the WhiteBoard process for medical device design through multiple case studies at our facility. They also saw the WhiteBoard model shop and its many different prototyping processes that are used at various stages during medical device development. WhiteBoard has extensive experience developing medical devices; so it was a pleasure to learn more about the Innovation Fellows Program, inform them about the WhiteBoard process, and discuss opportunities to collaborate.