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A Professor Goes to the Doctor: A Case Study in Creating a Startup Using University-Developed Technology

[ Vol. 2 , Issue. 2 ]


Karen Imgrund Deak   Pages 81 - 84 ( 4 )


A University of Notre Dame professor was suffering from a chronic stuffy nose, so he went to see a local otorhinolaryngology specialist (ENT). That doctor’s visit started a collaboration which presents an interesting case study of an attempt to commercialize a university-based innovation.

Today, that collaboration is known as BioMedical Constructs, or “BMC”. BMC’s focus is on using 3D printing in the medical field, but in a way, after an early pivot, that is different from many of the other companies which are working at the nexus of 3D printing and medical data.


3D printing, ENT, industry collaboration, medical device, outcomes, technology transfer, university.


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