By uniting students with globally respected Johns Hopkins clinicians, faculty, and industry mentors, the Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design facilitates the translation of biomedical research and design into health care solutions.
Clifford R. Weiss, MD,, medical director of CBID states, “We have learned that the best opportunities for innovation in health care occur at the intersection of multiple disciplines. For clinicians, it is challenging to innovate in health care because their ownpredispoisition to methods of diagnosing and treating diseases. CBID engineering students can bring a fresh approach to solving clinical problems, not having been ‘burdened’ by a traditional medical education and constrained by the limits of the current standard of care.”
Working with CBID students is intensely rewarding for clinicians, both personally and professionally. Johns Hopkins clinicians work with extremely bright, talented, and creative engineering students who will spend many hundreds of hours developing their biomedical design project — the design, business model, prototyping, testing, IP, regulatory strategy, financials, etc. During the process, clinicians are exposed to a diverse network experienced in medical device innovation. These may include engineers, device companies, FDA regulatory specialists, investors, venture capitalists, manufacturers, and IP attorneys.
Our graduate teams have won competitions at Wharton, Harvard, and the University of Maryland.