The South Carolina Medical Device Alliance announces new opportunities

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The South Carolina Medical Device Alliance (MDA) is a partnership of the South Carolina Research Authority, Clemson University, the Medical University of South Carolina, and industry. Together they are working to grow the economic impact of the medical device industry through job creation and startup formation. The MDA is working to form 23 new startups, create 100 new jobs, and file over 300 new patents. This will not only create economic growth throughout the region, but also provide a platform for innovators to invent, advance, and bring new medical device technologies to the market. 

Recently, the MDA has announced a number of new positions and requests for proposals. If you are interested in getting involved, click here

Jeremy Mercuri: Inventor Spotlight

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Dr. Jeremy Mercuri, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, has been a part of the Clemson University family since receiving his M.S. in Bioengineering from Clemson in 2006. He continued on to earn his Ph.D., also from Clemson, in Bioengineering in 2011. Prior to joining Clemson as a faculty member, Dr. Mercuri spent a number of years in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Most recently, Dr. Mercuri worked as a senior research engineer within Stryker’s Orthobiologies division. He also has previous experience as a research engineer within the biomechanical testing group at Medtronic Spinal and Biologics. 

Dr. Mercuri’s research interests are concentrated in orthopaedic regenerative medicine. His lab, the Laboratory of Orthopaedic Tissue Regeneration and Orthobiologics (OrthO-X Lab), focuses on the development of regenerative medicine technologies that are used to restore the anatomy and physiology of damaged or diseased musculoskeletal tissues. Founded in 2013 by Mercuri, the lab is composed of undergraduate and graduate students who lead projects and work to maintain collaborative relationships with clinicians and medical device industry representatives. 

Mercuri’s innovative research and industry experience has led him to receive 3 patents and has given him the tools and expertise necessary to significantly impact the healthcare industry.  

To learn more about Dr. Mercuri, click here

CURF Inventor’s Club Award Recipients

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CURF recognized 7 inventors who commercialized a technology in 2018. These inventors are as follows.

Martine LaBerge: Sencorables

Jeffery Anker, John DesJardins: Aravis Biotech

Kapil Madathil, Anand Gramopadhye: EducateWorkforce

Endre Takacs, Mark Leising:Medical Beam Laboratories