Biodesign

Biodesign

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From Problem to Product

TMC Biodesign unites the talents of innovators with diverse backgrounds to quickly bring breakthrough products to market.

TMC Biodesign at a Glance

TMC Biodesign is a full time, paid program for entrepreneurs to create solutions for healthcare’s greatest unmet needs.  Individuals are mentored by the TMC Innovation team and our expert network through a proven development process. With full immersion in the clinical experience, founders gain the fundamentals necessary to transform ideas into products, and products into new startup companies.

2015
program launched
7
companies founded
45
founders
23
corporate/academic relationships developed
80%
of teams incorporate
$41M+
capital raised

What makes this opportunity unique

Largest medical center in the world: Access to resources and mentorship at the Texas Medical Center. The Texas Medical Center includes prestigious institutions, such as: MD Anderson, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s, Methodist, CHI St. Luke’s, UT Health, and Harris Health.

The Biodesign process: Founders are guided through a proven innovation approach, which consists of three stages: identify, invent, implement. We also put our spin on the process to best leverage our resources and most optimally develop your startup.

Unique environment for entrepreneurs: Founders will be creating their solutions in the former Nabisco cookie factory, a community of startups, mentors, and partners in the Texas Medical Center that provides a collaborative environment for growing a new healthcare venture. In addition, TMC Innovation houses Johnson & Johnson Innovation’s JLABS @ TMC incubator, J&J’s Center for Device Innovation (CDI @ TMC), and ABB Robotics for Healthcare, each accessible to Biodesign founders.

Prototyping support: We provide resources and prototyping funding for each team to iterate and get your ideas off the ground. Prototyping facilities at Johnson & Johnson Innovation’s JLABS and CDI are available to founders.

Financial support: TMC Biodesign founders will receive a stipend in addition to health benefits. Teams will also have access to seed money for early startup costs.