CBID uses team-based biomedical design projects to instill the spirit of teamwork, inventiveness, and innovation in students while teaching the design process in a real-time setting of product development.
Each year teams of BME students are presented with a pool of medtech and global health projects that constitute a clinical problem in need of a solution. Each team has the freedom to select a project best suited for them.
Eight CBID graduate student teams up to 15 BME undergraduate student teams take on the task of finding a commercially-viable biomedical solution to their chosen problem.
The students work closely in their team, where a spirit of teamwork, innovation and inventiveness is encouraged. The teams explore concepts, perform laboratory experiments, develop prototypes, and rigorously test their solutions.
Graduates of this intensive one-year biomedical innovation program join an elite group of researchers and entrepreneurs who are designing and building commercially successful medical devices that address some of the most pressing global healthcare challenges.
Browse the project gallery by year to view the impressive innovations that result from this program.