Stanford Biodesign Collaboratory Usage Guidelines

Lab description:
Our Biodesign Collaboratory provides space to brainstorm, meet, create, and test. The Biodesign Program is headquartered in the James H. Clark Center. This space features benches for short projects from students and faculty.

It includes:

  • prototyping laboratory
  • medical device materials
  • open lab benches w/ project carts

We are partnering with the Product Realization Laboratory to provide a full-service prototyping capability to our students and faculty. At the PRL, larger machines are available for large scale work, while in the Biodesign Collab prototyping studio smaller scale machines can be used.

Who may use Collab:

  1. Current Stanford Biodesign Fellows and graduate students
  2. Former Stanford Biodesign Fellows and graduate students
    1. Project must be on-going or have Stanford owned IP or patent.
    2. Project must have been initiated in Stanford Biodesign.
    3. Length of lab use post fellowship/class subject to approval by Biodesign faculty director, Paul Yock or Collab director, Ross Venook.
  3. Stanford Biodesign Collaborators and Affiliates
    1. Clark Center colleagues/residents by application
    2. Other Stanford University faculty and students may request lab access by application.

Note: Lab access is not available to acquaintances or friends of Fellows

How to use the lab:

  1. Request approval from Chris Queen, Program Manager (cnqueen@stanford.edu)
  2. Schedule and attend 15-minute lab and safety orientation with Chris Queen, Program Manager (cnqueen@stanford.edu)
  3. Lab fee of $60 per quarter is required for Biodesign collaborators and affiliates and should be arranged iwth Biodesign Program Manager, Chris Queen(cnqueen@stanford.edu)
  4. Lab hours are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday.

A number of pieces of equipment specifically geared towards prototyping medical devices area available in the Biodesign Collaboratory. The equipment includes:

  • Nitinol Forming Station
  • Catheter Making Equipment
  • UV Curing Station for UV curing adhesives
  • Drill Press
  • Band Saw
  • Grinder
  • Dremmel
  • Vulcanizer
  • Electronic soldering equipment
  • Microscope and lighted magnifying glass
  • Large assortment of hand tools

We also have materials such as catheter tubing, nitinol, and other materials that can be used to create medical device prototypes. Additional material and equipment is also being acquired. See a complete inventory of material and machines in the Biodesign collab.

For more information, contact Chris Queen, Program Manager at cnqueen@stanford.edu.