The Jacobs Institute’s i2R, or Idea to Reality Center, is at the cutting edge of vascular medicine. The i2R is focused on developing novel, smart-engineered endovascular medical devices at a faster pace and in a more cost-effective way, getting them to patients sooner. The i2R creates devices designed by or with the physicians who use them. Physicians are on-site and available to i2R engineers so that our engineering team can quickly prototype and validate potential devices. Our unique medical device development model streamlines the proof-of-concept process. With a grant from the James H. Cummings Foundation, we were able to purchase a catheter braider machine as well as a catheter laminator that allows us to customize our devices in house.

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