GCMI Joins ExxonMobil to Accelerate Innovation for Personal Protective Equipment

“In response to the unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, ExxonMobil is applying its deep knowledge and experience with polymer-based technologies in combination with GCMI to facilitate development and expedite third-party production of innovative safety equipment that can be sterilized and worn multiple times.   “A new industrial-style mask is being fast-tracked for production. The…

Medical Design & Outsourcing: FDA issues FAQ on 3D-printed equipment against coronavirus

Earlier today Medical Design & Outsourcing published the following from the FDA regarding 3D printed equipment intended to supplement PPE needs created by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “University research teams and others have been racing to develop DIY ventilators to help patients whose breathing is restricted by COVID-19. Those seeking to 3D-print accessories or parts…

Breakthrough Initiative Addresses Shortage of Personal Protective Equipment for Nation’s Healthcare Workers in Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic

Research Collaboration to Allow Manufacturers to 3D Print Thousands of Face Shields in the Coming Weeks    Atlanta, GA – March 24, 2020 – Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI), the Southeast’s first and only comprehensive medical device innovation center, today announced a collaboration that addresses the severe shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for…

What do you get out of GCMI’s Phase Zero?

Fast track answers to critical questions that de-risk medtech innovations   When an innovator has identified a medical problem, taking an efficient approach to minimize risk and identify the viability of potential solutions is key. Our Phase Zero focuses on evaluating critical product elements early, minimizing risk, cost and effort.    Key questions: What is…