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 hotel-like benches for short projects from students and faculty.
- prototyping laboratory
- medical device materials
- brainstorming room
- 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 staff. At the PRL, larger machines are available for large scale work, while in the Biodesign Collab prototyping studio smaller scale machines can be used.
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
- 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.
Technical Director, Collaboratory
Stanford Biodesign Program
James H. Clark Center for Biomedical Engineering & Sciences
Stanford, CA 94305-5428
Current PRL Teaching Assistant and Masters Candidate for the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering,
Ian Connolly is the Manager of the Biodesign Collaboratory and can be contacted regarding use of the Collaboratory or with any other questions or concerns. Contact him to set up a short safety training session, which is required before using the Collab (email/call/drop by during office hours). Also, please contact Ian if you need materials/supplies or have any suggestions for improving the Collab.
Ian’s Contact details
- Phone: (949) 295-5784
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our thanks to NuSil, Henkel Loctite NDC, and Zeus for donations
of materials for the Collab.