The Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID), housed in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, focuses on the design aspect of Biomedical Engineering. This exciting program gives students opportunities to design, develop, build, and test devices that solve some of the most pressing problems facing clinicians today.

The mission of CBID is to:

  • Improve human health by developing medical devices that solve important clinical problems
  • Educate a new generation of medical device engineers and fellows
  • Facilitate technology transfer and industry collaboration

In the graduate program CBID students will learn to identify clinical needs and innovate a novel solution to solve that clinical problem. Working in teams, students work closely with engineering faculty and physicians throughout the medical institution to come up with device ideas, build prototypes, research intellectual property, learn about the regulatory process, write business plans, and present their designs to fellow students, faculty, and outside advisors.

Undergraduate students in BME can also become involved in medical device design by joining an undergraduate design team which works on solving clinical problems by designing innovative devices.

Incorporated in all the BME design curriculum is a focus on technology commercialization. All students, graduate and undergraduate, will interact with clinical and corporate sponsors and have experiences that promote the development of leadership, communications, and marketing skills, thus helping to ensure our graduates’ professional success.

The CBID M.S.E. is a one-year program lasting from May through the following May. Please see our website for more information on our programs:

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