About MDS

Upcoming Event

Johnson & Johnson Mechanical Testing and Analysis Summit 
Robb Colbrunn, Ph.D., Guest Speaker
Director of BioRobotics and Mechanical Testing Core
Medical Device Solutions (MDS) Cleveland Clinic
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
September 18-20, 2018
Syracuse, IN

BME GUEST SPEAKER SEMINAR
"Back to Metabolism Basics:Transport and Bioenergetics in Tumors and Brain Endothelial Cells"
Lester R. Drewes, Ph.D.
Professor of 
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Director, Graduate Programs, MSD
Department of Biomedical Sciences
University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth
Hosted by Chaitali Ghosh, PhD.
September 28, 2018



Medical Device Solutions or MDS was created at Cleveland Clinic to act as a bridge between clinical ideas and licensed medical devices. Our experience in medical device development can quickly and efficiently transform promising new device ideas into functional prototypes. For more information about MDS view MDS Brochure.
Five technical specialty cores and a regional Nitinol Center form the integrated MDS team as listed below:

BioRobotics and Mechanical Testing Core (BRMTC) is a fee-for-service facility providing a center of excellence for biomechanical testing of biological structures and biomaterials. BRMTC employ world class facilities to allow investigators to conduct high quality research of the mechanical properties of existing biological structures and constructs, as well as to quantify the potential for new technologies and clinical advancements.
The Electronics facility is an electronic design, fabrication and repair laboratory that specializes in custom electronics, electro-mechanical systems, transducers and optics for biomedical applications. We have extensive experience in all aspects of medical research instrumentation.
The Engineering & Design group consists of mechanical and biomedical engineers who focus on research and development related to new medical devices. This team uses state-of-the-art computer-aided design software, finiteelement analysis, rapid prototyping and computational fluid dynamic modeling when evaluating new medical devices.
The Mechanical Prototype staff is highly skilled in a variety of fabrication, customization and repair services for mechanical devices and equipment. We are proficient in precision machining of metals and plastics, welding of structural and exotic metals, instrument refurbishing and mechanical repair.
The Polymer Laboratory supports research and product development efforts where polymeric and biologic materials are required. The laboratory uses both synthetic and natural polymeric materials such as:
  • Polyurethane
  • Polyolefin
  • Silicone
  • Epoxies
  • PVC & Natural Rubber
A new regional Nitinol Commercialization Center is now a part of the MDS team. Nitinol is a relatively new alloy that is being incorporated into medical and commercial applications because of its extraordinary shape memory and superelastic properties.

Nitinol’s medical device capabilities include: 
  • Quick lead times
  • Able to build prototypes in small quantities and at a low price
  • Heat Treatment, Lasercutting and Shapesetting advance features