The MSOE BME faculty and students appreciate everyone who supported this amazing opportunity for biomedical engineering students travel to and explore the medical device industry hub in the Twin Cities. Projects like these are only made possible because of the generosity of our program supporters!

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Twin Cities Medical Device Industry and Conference Trip

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Project ended on April 10, at 11:59 PM CDT
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Final Twin Cities Trip Update

April 14, 2022

Our trip to the Twin Cities is now complete, and it was a major success! The students and faculty all saw and learned a lot about the medical device industry and career options for biomedical engineers. 

We are extremely grateful to all who contributed, and we hope to make this an annual event so even more students can benefit!

Thank you!

Day Two Twin Cities Trip Update

April 12, 2022

We had a great Day Two!

We spent most of the day at the Design of Medical Devices conference, held on the campus of the University of Minnesota. There were some great keynotes, technical sessions, and medical device company exhibitors.

We also took some time to head over to Boston Scientific in Arden Hills for a tour and presentations on career opportunities at this major medical device company. A special thanks to alumnus Shannon Kimmes for arranging this awesome tour!

Finally, three of our senior design teams competed in the Student Design Showcase. They put on a strong showing, and they should all be proud of how they represented MSOE.

One more exciting day to go!

Day One Twin Cities Trip Highlights

April 11, 2022

Day One of the much anticipated Twin Cities Trip is in the books!

After a long early morning bus trip, we had an awesome time visiting HLT Medical and the St. Cloud State University Plymouth Campus.

At HLT Medical, David Elizondo and his team gave us an amazing inside look at everything that has gone into the development of their revolutionary transcatheter aortic valve replacement. We learned about processing of porcine pericardium, how nitinol can be formed into complex shapes, and how accelerated testing allows years of testing to be done in a matter of months. We also learned about all of the amazing opportunities that exist when you work at a small medical device company.

At St. Cloud State, we learned about their Master's programs that directly serve the medical device companies in the areas of quality, regulation and clinical research. An impressive panel of industry experts from companies like Medtronic, Roche and 3M explained the vital roles of these applied disciplines in medical device companies, as well as how someone with a biomedical engineering degree is well-situated to enter these high demand fields.

Special thanks to David Elizondo and Cathy Krier for putting on amazing programs at their sites!

We are looking forward to a day at the DMD Conference, with a quick visit to Boston Scientific in Arden Hills, on Tuesday. Three senior design teams will also be presenting their projects in the Student Design Showcase to cap of the day. Best of luck for these teams in the competition!

Thank You Donors!

April 10, 2022

On behalf of the biomedical engineering students and faculty, a huge thank you to everyone who contributed to this funding effort! Our goal was $2000, and we raised $2250. Your kind generosity will enable 33 students to expand and explore new horizons in the medical technology industry, all while further strengthening the BME program community at MSOE.

We look forward to providing updates from Minneapolis! 

Matching Challenge Completed!

March 07, 2022

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far! We are thrilled to share that we have reached our initial goal of $2000 and completed the matching challenge from HLT Medical!

Your support will go a long way to help our students to attend the Design of Medical Devices Conference and foster some amazing industry connections. If you would still like to support our department, any additional funds received through this campaign will support additional trip excursions, future trips of this nature, or to support the BioMedical Department at MSOE. 

Thank you, again!

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