Background

Leadership, Researchers, Educational Programs, and Facilities

  • A leadership team of experts from product and business development, technology assessment, and commercialization; and senior faculty from bioengineering, critical care medicine, and surgery.
  • Multi-disciplinary collaboration of researchers from Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering, Schools of Medicine and Law, Katz Graduate School of Business, and support from the Office of Technology Management.
  • Educational opportunities include a professional Master of Science and a graduate certificate in medical product innovation, as well as innovation and entrepreneurship coursework.
  • Many Pitt engineering faculty and alumni have a history of successful collaborations that have resulted in medical innovations and start-up companies.
  • Access to laboratories and centers within the Swanson School of Engineering, such as the Swanson Center for Product Innovation, and collaborations with UPMC and its McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine.