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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.

TMC Biodesign at a Glance

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, identifying, analyzing and prioritizing needs before exploring and implementing potential solutions.

2015
Launched
8
companies founded
45
fellows
4,000
needs identified
80%
of innovation teams incorporate
100%
of incorporated teams raised capital
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Vision

To improve the lives of our community through an intense focus on innovation and commercialization.

Program Differentiators

COMMERCIALIZATION: Our singular focus is on creating a company that solves some of the greatest issues facing healthcare today.
CULTURE: We promote teamwork, camaraderie, transparency and hard work as our core values.
TERMS: Our start-up terms have been designed specifically to ensure the success of an early stage company.
FACILITIES: Access to the most advanced and elaborate innovation facilities in the country.
SUPPORT: Prototyping, intellectual property evaluation, product testing and in most cases seed financing is available.
ACCELERATE: Biodesign spin off companies can enter the on-site TMC accelerator in order to provide development continuity