NIH Grant Supports Medical Device Development

The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2), a joint partnership between our Medical School and UMass Lowell that helps medical-device and biotech startups bridge the gap between idea and market, has received a $7.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant will be used to commence the Center for Advancing Point-of-Care Technologies (CAPCaT) to support inventors with new ideas and promising new point-of-care devices and technologies for patients with heart, lung, blood and sleeping disorders. Innovations aim to help patients better manage their well-being wherever they are, lower inpatient hospital stays and improve quality of life. David McManus, MD, director of our atrial fibrillation treatment program and co-leader of the project, said the center will “help transform the regional economy and enhance care and outcomes for patients.” Read more.