From Problem to Product in One Year

TMC Biodesign is a one-year innovation fellowship program that unites the talents of innovators with diverse backgrounds to quickly bring breakthrough products to market.

About Biodesign

Fellows from engineering, medicine, business, design, computer science and research backgrounds work together in interdisciplinary teams to observe and identify unmet needs and collaboratively create products to solve them.

Teams are mentored by leading experts from across the Texas Medical Center, with additional support from a network of TMC clinicians, experienced entrepreneurs and industry professionals. From the start, team members are immersed in the clinical experience, uncovering, analyzing and prioritizing needs before exploring and implementing potential solutions.

In addition, fellows develop clinical, regulatory and business strategies to minimize the hurdles of commercialization and more readily transform visionary solutions into viable businesses.

Biodesign Tracks

The TMC Biodesign program involves two tracks per year: medical devices and digital health. Each track is paired with a highly tailored curriculum and mentorship to support teams as they develop solutions.

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Biodesign Tracks

image The TMC Biodesign program involves two tracks per year: medical devices and digital health. Each track is paired with a highly tailored curriculum and mentorship to support teams as they develop solutions.
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How the Program Works

TMC Biodesign fellows are mentored through a three-stage development process that encompasses product and business life cycles. With full immersion in the clinical experience, fellows gain the fundamentals necessary to transform ideas into products and products into businesses.

How the Program Works

image TMC Biodesign fellows are mentored through a three-stage development process that encompasses product and business life cycles. With full immersion in the clinical experience, fellows gain the fundamentals necessary to transform ideas into products and products into businesses.

Tracks

Digital Health

TMC’s digital health track takes a novel approach to biodesign by focusing exclusively on creating digital health solutions for health care’s greatest unmet needs. Fellows collaborate to design transformative mobile, web and cloud-based products, data analytics, remote monitoring, sensors and wearables, population health management, EMR solutions and telemedicine.

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Elie Balesh, M.D.

Digital Health Fellow

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Victor U. Bornstein, Ph.D.

Digital Health Fellow

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Premal Kamdar

Digital Health Fellow

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Raven Veal

Digital Health Fellow

Medical Device

The medical device track applies proven biodesign principles to developing novel medical devices with the goal of revolutionizing medicine. The team will shadow experts in a variety of clinical focus areas to gather inspiration for inventing minimally-invasive devices or implants, point-of-care diagnostics, clinical or surgical tools, and other original medical device solutions to impact how care is delivered.

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Alex Arevalos, Ph.D.

Medical Device Fellow

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Albertien Greijdanus

Medical Device Fellow

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Jacob Kriegel, M.D.

Medical Device Fellow

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Avni Patel

Medical Device Fellow