Center for Rapid Device Translation
The Center for Rapid Device Translation guides clients through safety studies and regulatory approval pathways to bring new medical devices to market. We provide full-service expertise and study execution to achieve preclinical device validation and open the door for early phase clinical testing, should it be required by a regulatory agency.
Laser tissue welding uses a precision laser to rapidly join and seal tissues—without sutures. The biologic solder scaffold, currently showing successful results in clinical trials, potentially offers 3,000 applications for this advanced surgical capability.
Orthopedic Carbon Fiber
Fast-track has a whole new meaning since Automobili Lamborghini began collaborating with the Houston Methodist Research Institute in 2017. Together, we are exploring carbon fiber composite materials to create new options for prosthetic implants and subcutaneous devices.
Bone Regeneration Scaffold
Supported by the Pentagon’s research agency, our team developed two biomaterials that repair complex fractures in long bones. A load-bearing outer shell binds broken bones, while a collagen-based inner shell promotes bone cell growth to accelerate healing.
Our center provides a doorway for industry to employ an extensive and multifaceted range of expertise for achieving pre-clinical validation and early phase clinical trials. Our leaders include entrepreneurs and innovators who have experienced success firsthand. Our clients enjoy access to clinicians, research scientists and experts with laboratory and regulatory expertise who, daily, carry out best practices within one of the nation’s top-ranked hospitals.
Our clients enjoy access to Houston Methodist’s leading, world-class experts in a broad spectrum of clinical areas, with top rankings in U.S. News & World Report in eight specialties. Learn more >
Preclinical Study Support
Medical device development, prototyping and testing is not a simple process. We offer clients access to invaluable insight during prototyping and preclinical phases of development. Learn more >
Clinical Trial Support
Our Clinical Research Services Core provides opportunities to conduct real-world clinical trials in targeted populations. Learn more >