University of Minnesota


Earl E. Bakken
Medical Devices Center

Opportunities to Donate













The Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center (BMDC)

The BMDC is an interdisciplinary program that sits within the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM). The BMDC brings together expertise from the College of Science and Engineering and the Health Sciences (the Medical School, School of Dentistry, College of Veterinary Medicine, School of Nursing, and College of Pharmacy). The BMDC combines basic research, applied and translational research, education and training, and outreach and public engagement related to medical devices.

The BMDC Innovations Collaborations group engages with local, national and global companies to partner industry and academia to discover unmet clinical needs.

The BMDC MedWorx™ and Protoyping Facility supports researchers, clinicians and engineers in their efforts to resolve clinical needs. Services include 3D Printing, 3D Scanning, Engineering/CAD, Segmentation and Virtualization (VR).

The BMDC Innovation Fellows Program is a full- immersion educational and product development program for medical device creation. The goal of the program is to train Fellows to be med-tech leaders by fostering leadership and teaching risk management as relates to medical devices.


Gifts to Support the Bakken Medical Device Center

Donations can be made online at or via check. Checks made payable to "University of MN Foundation (Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center)" with a notation in the memo section of "Bakken MDC Fund #21218" should be mailed to:

University of MN Foundation (Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center)
PO Box 860266
Minneapolis, MN 55486-0266



Individuals or organizations wishing to create an endowment for the BMDC can contact Emily Strand by phone at (612) 625-6798 or e-mail at

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