Penn Health-Tech: Innovators Meet Here
We unite Penn’s interdisciplinary strengths in Medicine, Engineering, and beyond to create transformative technologies that address the world’s pressing health care needs.
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We catalyze medical device innovation at Penn, by providing a connected community and key resources to accelerate health technology innovations to solve unmet clinical needs.
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Penn Health-Tech provides resources to create novel medical technologies at Penn
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A thorough understanding of the problem you are trying to address, in other words the need, is essential to a great invention.Learn More
Creating a need specification is the second step after need statement development to create guardrails on the solutions you will create to address your unmet need.Learn More
Ideation & Brainstorming
Penn Health-Tech Meet-UPs offer a great forum for brainstorming new solutions to unmet clinical needs.Learn More
Prototyping is a process of iteration - where you want to build on top of lessons learned from earlier stages of prototypes while building your newest invention.Learn More
The Institute for Medical Translation at Penn Vet is a phenomenal resource for Penn innovators to develop concept and feasibility as well as design validation and preclinical testingLearn More
Across the Penn community, there are a wealth of resources to tap into for clinical studies.Learn More
The majority of health technologies will fall under reimbursement by third party payers. There are two segments of payers within the United States who you should consider when evaluating your reimbursement strategy - private payers, which include commercial insurance companies, and managed care organizations, and government payers, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).Learn More
As a med tech entrepreneur, it is important to understand if your invention can be patented, what the patent landscape looks like, and who owns your idea. Innovators at Penn are subject to the Penn patent policy, which can be found here: http://pci.upenn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Patent-Policy-Most-Recent.pdf.Learn More
There are a number of resources within the Penn community to help you get started on thinking through your Business Strategy.Learn More
According to FDA, there are three classes of medical devices categorized based on the level of risk.Learn More