Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2)
The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2), established in 2005 by Dr. Stephen McCarthy, Professor, Plastics Engineering at UMass Lowell and Dr. Sheila Noone, Assistant Vice Provost for Clinical Research, UMMS, offer inventors and small medical device companies coordinated access to research engineering and clinical investigation at the Lowell and Worcester campuses. Dr. John Sullivan, UMCCTS DIrector and Dr. Sheila Noone, Co-Director of Research Integrity and Clinical Operations, UMCCTS serve on the M2D2 Steering Committee.
Established with a $135,000 seed grant from the UMass President’s Science and Technology Fund, M2D2 received another seed grant of $500,000 from the Massachusetts John Adams Innovation Institute and was recently awarded $4 million through Governor Patrick’s Life Science Initiative.
M2D2 facilitates the development of medical devices from proof-of-concept to commercialization. Tapping the broad-based expertise in engineering on the Lowell Campus and the conduct of clinical trials on the Worcester Campus, M2D2 assists faculty inventors and small companies in meeting FDA standards for
- medical device design and controls materials selection,
- materials procurement and control,
- prototype development,
- process development and validation,
- cGMP Phase 1 manufacturing,
- sterile package design, and
- all stages of medical device clinical trials.
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