University of Minnesota


Earl E. Bakken
Medical Devices Center

About MedWorx™

An Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center Workgroup

MedWorx™ primary function is to support the Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center’s mission of enabling researchers, clinicians and engineers in their efforts to resolve clinical needs. Within MedWorx™ are five specialty areas that work together:

Stakeholders may use one or more of these functions in their efforts to 'bring medical intervention to life'™. Previous cases include:

  • Pre-surgical planning for conjoined twins (YouTube video below)
  • Determining the fit of devices in specific patient anatomy
  • Development of a stent for a patient specific airway
  • Mapping probes in VR for Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Development of a pulmonary test chamber
  • Development of a catheter balloon controller
  • Development and testing of a chest tube holder
  • Testing of an improved craniotomy drill
  • 3D Printing of numerous pre-surgical anatomy and device prototypes

If you need help developing your need statement, please feel free to submit a Medical Device/Identified Needs Proposal form.

Meet the Medworx™ Team




For more information contact the MedWorx™ Workgroup.
Office: (612) 626-0845 | Fax: (612) 625-8741 |

Twin Cities Campus: