Industry Collaboration

Partnering with industry for the future of healthcare

To benefit patients and the future of healthcare, the Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering fosters collaboration with many industry leaders, including such innovators as Toyota, GE Healthcare, Medtronic, and Fresenius.

These collaborations include:

  • Hiring undergraduate students for paid internships and co-operative employment opportunities
  • Working with senior design and freshman groups on innovative medical devices
  • Joining forces on translational research
  • Developing curricula that responds to industry needs

Our industry partners value working with the Joint Department to advance research for their health care products and services while seeking biomedical engineering students and graduates to join their workforces as valued members of their organizations. 


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Our Partnership with GE Healthcare

In one of our most notable industry partnerships, Dr. Taly Gilat-Schmidt and her students worked with GE Healthcare to advance its CT imaging devices. These efforts contributed to improved dose-reduction features and algorithms that improve the visualization of arteries in CT cardiac imaging.

Our Partnership with Direct Supply

In this partnership, Dr. Andrew Greene and his students worked with Direct Supply on a device to assist physical therapy patients in performing critical exercises in their homes. Direct Supply, a Milwaukee-based company, used this project to encourage biomedical engineering interns to stay in the Milwaukee area, where Direct Supply works to provide them with the resources they need to turn their ideas into innovative medical solutions. 


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Funded Research

The Medical College of Wisconsin has a longstanding history of successfully partnering with funding from companies and other for-profit entities. Currently, more than 200 MCW faculty are performing research with companies and for-profits, with funds totaling more than $58 million.



You can learn more about internships and employment opportunities through our Industry Relations office, where industry partners post work opportunities, as well as job fairs and events relevant to students of the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering