Date of Award


Degree Name

MS in Biomedical Engineering


Biomedical and General Engineering


College of Engineering


Michael D. Whitt

Advisor Department

Biomedical and General Engineering

Advisor College

College of Engineering


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo is a university that encourages students to approach learning hands-on. As such, there is cutting-edge technology being developed by students in all departments on campus. Being that the university possesses an outstanding biomedical engineering department, there are groundbreaking medical devices that students are creating at Cal Poly SLO. These are devices that can better the lives of individuals suffering from ailments or fulfill needs in the medical industry. Subsequently, it is vital that these devices make it out of campus laboratories and into the hands of consumers. In order to move a product from ideation to the market, numerous steps must be completed and often times, especially with the challenges of commercializing medical devices, these efforts can result in failed product launches. As such, there is demand for a commercialization process to be created at Cal Poly SLO that will aid student created medical devices in reaching the market. This paper documents the progress made thus far on such a process at Cal Poly SLO.