Medical Devices

  • Combining Research, Medicine, and Athletics to Create New Translational Models


    An emerging new model for hybrid translational healthcare facilities combines scientific research with university and professional athletic programs to increase community engagement and student wellbeing. From integrating sports training facilities with medical clinics and applied research, to incorporating fitness gyms, running tracks, and rock-climbing walls into student lounges and public spaces, the combination of athletics and recreation with other programs offers an innovative vision for academic facility design.

  • Space and Design Innovation in MRI Housing


    In December 2016, Stony Brook Medical launched a plan to build housing for a pair of high-power MRIs, an older model 9.4-Tesla and a newer 7-Tesla. The original plan was to build a brick-and-mortar facility into their existing vivarium, but that was deemed too expensive, forcing them to consider other options. Glen Itzkowitz, dean of facilities and operations, and his team decided to pursue an option that had never been considered at Stony Brook—using pre-fabricated containers to house the MRIs, which they could just barely squeeze into a loading dock underneath a high-traffic footpath, space that was largely being wasted.

  • Elekta Opens Global Radiotherapy Innovation Center


    Elekta opened its 150,695-sf Global Radiotherapy Innovation Center in September of 2018 in Crawley in the United Kingdom. Located on the company's five-acre Cornerstone campus, the facility will support the design and manufacture of precision radiation therapy technologies.

  • Innovation Hubs and Incubators Drive Academic Research to Commercialization


    Innovation hubs and incubators are emerging as the best solution to help universities, entrepreneurs, researchers, and students transform their creative ideas into viable commercial ventures. Users want facilities that focus on entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation; foster interdisciplinary collaboration and partnerships; offer responsive and flexible spaces; create a spirit of ground-up innovation; support commercialization of ideas/products; and connect to nearby universities, companies, and amenities.

  • Pfizer Builds Modular Aseptic Processing Facility


    Pfizer will break ground in spring of 2019 on a 400,000-sf modular aseptic processing facility on its existing campus in Portage, Mich.

  • Arthrex Builds Medical Device Manufacturing Complex


    Arthrex is building a $74 million medical device manufacturing complex in Anderson County, S.C. The project includes construction of a 250,000-sf production plant and a 40,000-sf operations building providing corporate offices, a clinic, and a cafeteria.

  • Olympus Opens Medical Device Manufacturing Facility in Bartlett


    Olympus Surgical Technologies of America opened its expanded manufacturing campus in March of 2018 in Bartlett, Tenn.

  • Redefining Translational Medicine by Integrating Research, Engineering, and Clinical Care


    Chicago’s newly opened Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is the world’s first translational research hospital where scientists, engineers, technologists, and clinicians work collaboratively with thousands of patients going through intensive post-traumati

  • Community Integration Expands Education at the UDelaware College of Health Sciences


    The University of Delaware’s College of Health Sciences encourages businesses and the community to play an active role in the Health Sciences campus, with its focus on translational medicine and utilization of the next generation of classrooms.

  • Johnson & Johnson Creates Center for Device Innovation at Texas Medical Center


    Johnson & Johnson Innovation (JJI) is creating the Center for Device Innovation at Texas Medical Center (CDI @ TMC) in Houston.