Lab Contact Information
Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building (SMBB), 4th Floor
36 South Wasatch Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Goal: To design medical devices that address unmet clinical needs, and to bring them to market in the short-term.
Our laboratory research efforts are motivated by the need for new medical device technologies and designs. We work in the fields of imaging, biosensors and tissue engineering. Our projects almost always come from an unmet clinical need and are managed using a “design control” perspective. We work closely with clinicians and other researchers to bring a diverse set of technical and thinking skills to our projects. The lab has been involved with launching several new medical products through startup companies, and we know what it takes to move technology from the lab to the clinic.
The lecture hall can be a great place for learning the nuts and bolts of bioengineering and engineering design. But what’s often lacking is a true understanding of how this knowledge can be used to solve problems facing physicians and patients today. To fill this gap, Brain Institute investigator Robert Hitchcock, Ph.D., together with University of Utah Health Sciences surgeon John Langell, M.D., Ph.D., Bioengineering researcher Tomasz Petelenz, Ph.D and Design Professor Jim Agutter created the BioImmersion program, which concluded its first run this summer. READ MORE
On April 18, 2012, the Brain Institute hosted a visit by 70 Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) students from Salt Lake City high schools. MESA is a statewide public education program that encourages underrepresented students, including women and ethnic minorities, to pursue advanced study and careers in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM).