The Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center (Earl E. Bakken MDC) Prototyping Facilities are located in the heart of the Academic Health Center and the Medical School on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities Campus. The 8,000 square foot facility contains a large variety of equipment used for designing and testing medical devices.
The Earl E. Bakken MDC prototyping facility provides the resources needed to conceive, build and test medical device prototypes. Upon completion of the Safety Training, the Earl E. Bakken MDC is open to engineering and medical students and other professionals.
The Earl E. Bakken MDC lab supervisors are responsible for maintaining the center and the safety of all who work in the facility. They are willing to provide prototype design and experimental setup advice, and they also train individuals to use the equipment properly. The map below is a layout of the Earl E. Bakken MDC. Click on the different "M's" and you will be able to see more detailed information for each room and the equipment inside.