The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) said it has given $50,000 grants to four medical device ideas, three of them based out of local hospitals. Further to the $50,000 grants, M2D2 will provide product prototyping services, marketing and business planning assistance and help from the UMass Medical School. Aura Medsystems will also get a slot at the center's incubation space.
The following devices received funding:
Photochemical tissue bonding, Robert Redmond of Aura Medsystems Inc. Duxbury, led by Robert Redmond
Padraig Cantilon-Murphy of Brigham & Women’s Hospital for a self-assembling magnetic system via endoscopic needle
Handheld safety suturing device, W. Travis Lau of Medford, affiliated with Tufts Medical Center
I.V. oxygen using injectable microbubbles, John Kheir of Children’s Hospital Boston
Children’s Hospital Boston’s John Kheir for an intra-venous oxygenation system using injectable micro-bubbles.