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August 5, 2014

PMDI just returned from Malawi, Africa, where they demonstrated appropriate, affordable technologies for hospitals. Read about the roots of one of the projects here: http://www.vt.edu/spotlight/innovation/2013-12-30-scieneering/global.html

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Team Malawi 2014

September 29, 2013

Supported in part by the Virginia Tech Scieneering program, PMDI facilitated a summer experience for two VT undergraduate Mechanical Engineering students, and one VT Population Health Sciences MPH candidate at Mzuzu University in Malawi during the second summer session. Dr. Andy Muelenaer, PMDI’s medical director, was visiting Mzuzu University in early January. As he toured the Mzuzu University Centre for Excellence, Smart Centre, he recognized a great opportunity for US students to collaborate with Centre of Excellence director, Dr. Rochelle Holm, and Smart Centre director, Mr. Jim McGill. VT Scieneering agreed to support the undergraduates who competed for the two positions, VT Mechanical Engineering rising seniors Ashley Taylor and Garret Burks. Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital provided research equipment and supplies for Penelope A. Muelenaer, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

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Team Malawi 2013

October 23, 2012

Inspiration Then and Now: How an Inventtive Cultures Defines Virginia Tech- and saves lives.
PMDI Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Andre Muelenaer and Virginia Tech graduate student, Thomas Ruscher are featured in the Fall 2012 Virginia Tech Magazine. Read entire article

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Former professor Leon Arp (left) mentored Andy Muelenaer ’75, ’79 (middle) in the creation of life-saving medical devices when Muelenaer was an undergraduate, and now Muelenaer is serving in the same role with graduate student Thomas Ruscher (right) and other students.

June 10, 2011

PMDI President & Chief Medical Officer delivered a presentation at the 57th Annual Conference, American Society for Artificial Internal Organs today. To view his presentation entitled, PMDI & Small Businesses for Product Development, click here.

May 12, 2011

PMDI Corporate Collaborators were well represented at TechNite 2011 at The NewVa Corridor Technology Council Annual Awards Ceremony. Peter Lazar from eBroselow was given the Entrepreneur Award, while Michael Flemingfrom TORC & John Davis from Rhinoguard were two of the seven nominees in this category. Sam English from CIE Partners & Attention Point was the recipient of the NewVa Leadership Award. eBroselow was also one of the three finalists for the Rising Star Award. See complete list of winners and nominees>

Thomas Ruscher, graduate student in Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech presented his work sponsored by PMDI in a poster entitled, “An Acoustic Sensor For Airflow in Pediatric Artificial Airways”, at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine/Carilion Clinic Research Day. Also conducting projects sponsored by PMDI, Virginia Tech Mechanical Engineering graduate students Matt Dowden & Carlos Guevara, had their abstracts published in the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine/Carilion Clinic Research Day program.

April 21, 2011

Dr. Muelenaer, along with undergraduate & graduate students from Virginia Tech Mechanical Engineering, and a student from Arnold R Burton High School Center for Engineering presented “Innovating for Children’s Health: Is There A Role For You?” at the monthly meeting of the NewVa Corridor Technology Council.

April 12, 2011

Dr. Andre Muelenaer presented “The Total Product Life Cycle and Human Factors in Device Development” at the Design of Medical Devices Conference 2011 held in Minneapolis, Minnesota April 10-12.

April 2011

Dr. Andre Muelenaer was quoted in an article entitled “Give Life-Saving Meds Faster With New e-Broselow System” in the April issue of ED Nursing, Vol. 14, No. 6. pp 71-72.

March 25, 2011

Dr. Al Wicks & Andre Muelenaer, along with graduate students from Virginia Tech Mechanical Engineering, presented Pediatric Medical Device Institute projects for potential collaboration with students from the new Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

February 3, 2011

PMDI’s chief medical officer highlighted in Virginia Tech Research Magazine.Read entire article

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