Past Projects

Projects have been sponsored by these companies:

2019-2020

    • MnDRIVE - Industrial wastewater treatment technology
    • Medtronic - Cardiac care procedure
    • Medtronic - Cardiac care device
    • 3M - Clinical care device
    • Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center - Cardiac care device

2018-2019

    • Medtronic - An improved process for implanting an LVAD
    • Medtronic - A new procedure related to placing transcatheter valves
    • Medtronic - An improved blood vessel imaging device
    • 3M - A next-generation stethoscope
    • CD3 - An improved boat and trailer cleaning solution
    • Exaltas - A device to help older adults after they fall

2017-2018

    • Rockler - A new woodworking jig
    • Newco - A way to measure balance in older adults
    • Newco - Novel in vitro diagnostics based on a urine sample
    • 3M - New wound care closure solutions
    • Boston Scientific - Improved training for placing a peripheral stent
    • Medtronic - A better way to replace a transcatheter aortic valve
    • Medtronic - A new MRI compatible heart procedure device

2016-2017

    • IKC America - Product to treat veterinary injuries
    • Spinal Designs - Product to alleviate back pain
    • Agora Investment - New type of backpack
    • SelfEco - Self-fertilizing planter for coffee beans
    • 3VO Medical - Birthing aid
    • Medtronic - Device for treating arterial lesions

2015-2016

    • Medtronic - A new device for a transcatheter heart valve
    • Medtronic - A sensor for cardiac ablation procedures
    • Agora Investment - A new inline skate concept
    • Digital Design Studios - A new way to treat bunions
    • IKC America - A product to treat athletic injuries
    • University of Minnesota - A new toothbrush

2014-2015

    • Medtronic - A product to facilitate transcatheter aortic valve replacement
    • Medtronic - A way to better access the heart for cath lab procedures
    • Borkon - A new product related to women's health
    • Shooting Lab - A new product for training basketball shooting skills
    • YOXO - A new toy using recycled materials
    • UMN CCEFP - New applications for small hydraulics

2013-2014

    • Medtronic - A monitoring system for cryoablation
    • EmbraSure Medical - A new way of tying the jaw shut
    • Tactile Medical - An active compression garment
    • Boread Medical Technologies - Femoral artery access device
    • Modiron - A new way to remove wrinkles from clothing
    • UMN Medical Devices Center - Monitoring anesthesia motor block

2012-2013

    • GeneSegues - Skin patch for drug delivery
    • Gromit & Bronk - Child stroller
    • Medical Devices Center - Ablation monitoring system
    • Medtronic - iPad product information app
    • Smiths Medical - Warming blanket
    • Smiths Medical - Vascular access
    • Surgical Robotics Lab - Surgical skills testing system

2011-2012

    • Fortiori Design - Exercise monitoring device
    • Lake Region Medical - Catheter delivered heart valve assistance device
    • Medtronic - Cryoablation delivery device
    • Orbio Technologies - Activated water solutions for food processing
    • South Ostrich - Device for delivering aerosol-based medications

2010-2011

    • Ethicon Endo-Surgery - Tool for colorectal cancer surgery.
    • Medtronic - Guide system for transeptal access in cardiac procedures.
    • Medtronic - Tool to assist cardiac lead extractions.
    • Perceptis Medical - Ear tube placement tool.
    • Treehouse Medical - Child friendly IV poles.
    • U of M Medical Devices Center - Medical device virtual prototyping system.

2009-2010

    • Best Buy - Modular display stand.
    • Ethicon Endo-Surgery - Surgical tool for ablation procedures in the GI tract.
    • GT Urological - Improvements to the ActiCuf, a urinary incontinence device.
    • Medtronic - Surgical tool to determine the efficacy of cardiac ablation.
    • Tennant - Cleaning system for the food processing industry.
    • VivoSense - Transplant organ viability testing and transport device.

2008-2009

    • Best Buy - An accessory that mounts a smart phone to an automobile windshield.
    • Boston Scientific - A new device for powering implanted sensors.
    • ConArgra - New packaging for Hunt's tomato products.
    • Ethicon Endo-Surgery - A system for improved ablation therapies.
    • Medtronic - A tool for assisting heart valve replacement surgery.
    • Vet School - A virtual reality veterinary dental training system.

2007-2008

    • Augustine Biomedical and Design - A patient fluid warming device for hospital use.
    • Graco - A design for high volume commercial paint mixers.
    • Lake Region Manufacturing - A catheter based device to facilitate treatment a of neurovascular condition.
    • Medtronic - A manufacturing and packaging process for stylets.
    • Pando Technologies - A radio frequency device for treating dental caries.
    • TSI - A single camera 3D imaging device.

2006-2007

    • Aeromix - Waste water aerator
    • Medtronic - Cardiac access device
    • Nesos Health - Arthritis device
    • Pando Technologies - Remote controlled flying machine
    • RivaTek - High temperature pressure sensor
    • St. Jude Medical - Cardiac anomaly measuring device

2005-2006

    • Medtronic - Implantation tool for pacing leads
    • Pando Technologies - Wearable fitness meter
    • SoftScope Medical Technologies, LLC - Testing and evaluation of propulsion mechanisms and user control for powered colonoscopy device
    • St. Jude Medical - Tool for simplifying access to the femoral artery
    • Tennant - Trash compaction system for hospitals
    • U of MN Biomedical Engineering Institute - Device and system to prevent blood transfusion errors

2004-2005

    • Devicix - Spine surgery tool
    • IMI Vision - Novel pneumatic systems architecture
    • Medtronic - Accessory for pacing lead
    • Pando Technologies - Sports training device
    • Starfire Medical - Aneurysm device
    • Tennant - Institutional cleaning machine for restrooms

2003-2004

    • 3M - Limb compression
    • Arctic Cat - Snowmobile accessory
    • IMI Vision - On-demand ice cream dispensing machine
    • Pneumedics - Surgical bleeding control
    • Unisys - Small business software application
    • Venturix - Ablation catheter

2002-2003

    • 3M - Wound assessment
    • 3M - Electrodes
    • Medtronic - Visible Heart
    • Pando Technologies - Universal Printer
    • Probus - Nightlights and timers
    • Scimed - MR guided intravascular devices

2001-2002

    • 3M - Multifunction electrode
    • Newco Neurotherapy - EEG biofeedback
    • Comedicus Incorporated - Imaging in the pericardial space
    • Hearing Components - Soundproof headphones

2000-2001

    • Andersen Windows - Novel window technology
    • Hormel - Food safety sensor
    • Introspective - Medical catheter
    • Geodigm - Dental scanner
    • Medtronic - Electrode impedance monitor
    • VivaCare - Emergency call system

1999-2000

    • EnduraTEC - Tissue test grips
    • Machine Magic - Key duplicating machine
    • Medtronic - Visible Heart CD-ROM
    • Scimed - Smart catheter product
    • SpineTech - Artificial disk product

1998-1999

    • Enhanced Mobility Technologies - Biorehab product
    • Lincages - Windows version of CAD mechanism software
    • Medtronic - Catheter product
    • Rust Architects - Ice-palace cooler
    • Shepherd Medical - Male contraceptives
    • Sulzer Medica - Arthroscopy product

1997-1998

    • Augustine Medical - Nursing home market for Augustine technology
    • Honeywell, Home & Building Control - Residential ventilation system
    • 3M, Stationery and Office Supply Division - Improved Post-it Flag dispensers
    • Select Comfort - Improved-comfort sleep system
    • Soil Sensors - Next-generation soil moisture sensor
    • Sulzer Medica, Winterthur Switzerland - Hip surgery instrument

1996-1997

    • Horton Manufacturing - Web control product
    • Aetrium, Inc. - Motion platform for Integrated circuit testing machine
    • Augustine Medical - Skin care product
    • Donaldson - Engine noise control product
    • Spinal Designs International - Low-back pain care for people in wheelchairs
    • Molecular Diagnostics Lab, U of MN - Blood collection system

1995-1996

    • Horton Manufacturing - Smart clutch/brake
    • Irwin Publishing - CD-ROM textbook supplement
    • Micro-Medical Devices - Endoscope technology
    • Reell Precision Manufacturing - New market hinge product

1994-1995

    • 3M, Home and Commercial Care Division - 2nd generation Twist 'N Fill container
    • Micro-Medical Devices - Endoscope technology
    • Toro, Consumer Division - Powered, hand-held gardening tool