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Medical School, IT launch new Medical Devices Center

The University launched a new Medical Devices Center this summer to advance medical device-related research by fostering collaboration among Medical School and engineering faculty and the Twin Cities’ medical device industry.

The Medical Devices Center is part of the Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM), a new initiative jointly sponsored by the Medical School and the Institute of Technology that replaces the University’s Biomedical Engineering Institute.

Directed by Jeffrey McCullough, M.D., IEM connects University research in the biomedical and physical sciences and in engineering. The Center for Biomedical Imaging and the Center for Cardiovascular Repair are also under the IEM umbrella.

Art Erdman, Ph.D., a medical devices expert and longtime mechanical engineering professor at the University, will direct the new Medical Devices Center, which will eventually include a core lab for designing and testing medical devices.

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