About MDS

Upcoming Event

BME GUEST SPEAKER SEMINAR
"Neural Culture Screening Platform to Accelerate Regenerative Electrode Design"
Luis M. Alvarez, Ph.D.
Founder, 
Regenerative Biology Group
National Cancer Institute
Hosted by Paul Marasco, Ph.D.
May 19, 2017

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