Students help build Miami’s first medical technology incubator
From FIU News, September 27, 2016: MMT is the first comprehensive healthcare incubator in South Florida that is dedicated to medical device innovation and works to develop products that will make a real impact on people’s lives.
The incubator wouldn’t have been possible without Dr. Pedro Martinez-Clark, a renowned Harvard-trained interventional cardiologist who goes above and beyond the call of duty. Dr. Martinez-Clark became involved in medical innovation during his fellowship in Boston and pursued his passion after relocating to South Florida.
When Martinez-Clark relocated from Boston to Miami in 2007, he struggled to find the right innovation ecosystem in the region and he continued to work with companies outside Miami, until he got an opportunity to work with a group of bright engineers developing a new heart valve that was acquired by a large surgical valve company. Max was part of the engineering group; they shared the same vision and a new incubator was born.