Corporate Sponsors

Our Corporate Sponsors form the backbone of support for Biodesign. In addition they provide access to our students and fellows to the corporate world through internships and jobs. For more information about how your corporation might partner with Biodesign, please contact Christine Kurihara at (preferred) or 650.723.9645

Our thanks to

Abbott Laboratories
Abbott Laboratories is a global, broad-based health care company devoted to discovering new medicines, new technologies and new ways to manage health. Their products span the continuum of care, from nutritional products and laboratory diagnostics through medical devices and pharmaceutical therapies. Their comprehensive line of products encircles life itself – addressing important health needs from infancy to the golden years.

BD Medical
BD Medical is among the world's leading suppliers of medical devices and a leading innovator in injection- and infusion-based drug delivery since 1906, when the Company built the first-ever facility in the U.S. to manufacture needles and syringes. The BD Medical segment is focused on providing innovative solutions to reduce the spread of infection, enhance diabetes treatment and advance drug delivery.

Boston Scientific
For more than 25 years, Boston Scientific has advanced the practice of less-invasive medicine by providing a broad and deep portfolio of innovative products, technologies and services across a wide range of medical specialties. These less-invasive medical technologies provide alternatives to major surgery and other medical procedures that are typically traumatic to the body. In less-invasive procedures, devices are usually inserted into the body through natural openings or small incisions and can be guided to most areas of the anatomy to diagnose and treat a wide range of medical problems.

Carl Zeiss
The ZEISS Group is an international leader in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. Its Business Group Medical Technology is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies. The company supplies innovative technologies and application-oriented solutions designed to help doctors improve the quality of life of their patients. It provides complete packages of solutions for the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, including implants and consumables. The company creates innovative visualization solutions in the field of microsurgery. The medical technology portfolio of Carl Zeiss Meditec is rounded off by promising, future-oriented technologies such as intraoperative radiotherapy.

Furthermore the ZEISS Group develops and produces planetariums, eyeglass lenses, camera and cine lenses and binoculars as well as solutions for biomedical research, the semiconductor, automotive and mechanical engineering industries. Carl Zeiss is present in over 40 countries around the globe with about 40 production facilities, over 50 sales and service locations and service locations and approximately 20 research and development sites. Carl Zeiss AG is fully owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation). Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany.


Edwards Lifesciences
Edwards Lifesciences is a global leader in products and technologies to treat advanced cardiovascular disease, the global leader in acute hemodynamic monitoring and the number-one heart valve company in the world. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards has more than 5,700 employees worldwide, selling medical technologies in nearly 100 countries with 2006 sales of $1.037 billion. Eighty percent of the company’s sales come from brands with leading global market positions, including Carpentier-Edwards, Cosgrove-Edwards, Fogarty, PERIMOUNT and Swan-Ganz.

Johnson & Johnson
Caring for the world, one person at a time... inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science - bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. J&J has more than 250 operating companies in 60 countries employing approximately 114,000 people.

Worldwide MAQUET ranks among the leading providers of medical products, therapies and services for Operating Rooms and Intensive Care Units. From its origins in surgical infrastructure, MAQUET has expanded into a therapy-focused company.


Olympus was founded with the declared purpose of manufacturing microscopes that would garner recognition in the global market. The impetus for this drive was a deep sense of duty to help advance medical development through the domestic manufacture of microscopes.

Since then, Olympus confirmed its position as a camera manufacturer and developed gastrocameras. Following this achievement, Olympus made a number of dreams come true through the application of Opto-Digital Technology, an area of core competence that integrates longstanding optical technology and state-of-the-art digital technology.

"Your Vision, Our Future" embodies our determination to realize dreams in a close bond with society while coexisting in harmony. Based on this corporate slogan, Olympus is pursuing innovation in order to become a company where all stakeholders, including shareholders, clients and employees, are proud of the Olympus brand.

St. Jude Medical

St. Jude Medical develops medical technology and services that focus on putting more control into the hands of those who treat cardiac, neurological and chronic pain patients worldwide. The company is dedicated to advancing the practice of medicine by reducing risk wherever possible and contributing to successful outcomes for every patient. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., St. Jude Medical employs more than 12,500 people worldwide and has five major focus areas that include: cardiac rhythm management, atrial fibrillation, cardiac surgery, cardiology and neuromodulation.

The St. Jude Medical product portfolio includes implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices, pacemakers, electrophysiology catheters, mapping and visualization systems, vascular closure devices, heart valve replacement and repair products, and neurostimulation devices.


Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine, which help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker is active in over 100 countries around the world.


Thoratec is the world leader in mechanical circulatory support with the broadest product portfolio to treat the full range of clinical needs for patients suffering from advanced heart failure. The company's products include the HeartMate LVAS and Thoratec VAD, with more than 20,000 devices implanted in patients suffering from heart failure. Thoratec also manufactures and markets the CentriMag and PediMag / PediVAS product lines. Thoratec is headquartered in Pleasanton, California with facilities in Burlington, Massachusetts; Rancho Cordova, Sunnyvale California; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, UK; and Zurich, Switzerland.