Method

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.

STEP 1:

Identify

OBSTACLES AND OPPORTUNITIES

STEP 2:

Invent

DIGITAL HEALTH AND DEVICE SOLUTIONS

STEP 3:

Implement

SOLUTIONS IN VIABLE VENTURES

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.

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.

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.

What we offer

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: Curriculum and guidance based on 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 optimially develop your startup.

Unique environment for entrepreneurs: Fellows will be creating their solutions in TMCx, a startup accelerator in the Texas Medical Center that provides a collaborative ecosystem and valuable mentorship community for some of the most promising health care startups. In addition, the TMC Innovation Institute houses Johnson & Johnson Innovation’s JLABS @ TMC incubator and AT&T Foundry for Connected Health, all resources Fellows will have access to.

Prototyping support: We provide resources and prototyping funding for each team to iterate and get your ideas off the ground. Prototyping facilities at both TMCx and at Johnson & Johnson Innovation’s JLABS incubator will be available.

Personal development: Fellows have opportunities to learn about and meet the people behind cutting edge technologies and trends at leading digital health and medical device conferences (expenses are paid for by the program).

A competitive stipend: TMC Biodesign fellows will receive a stipend in addition to health benefits.