Projects

From seemingly simple devices to highly complex solutions requiring a combination of hardware and software engineering, inventors supported by the Innovation Accelerator program at Mayo Clinic are focused on developing patient-centered solutions that advance surgical care and improve patient outcomes.

Areas of innovation

  • Chemotherapy PIPAC port

    Cancer surgery

    The Innovation Accelerator has supported the development of remarkable new technology to improve care for patients with cancer by delivering chemotherapy more effectively.

    Learn more about new approaches to cancer surgery from the Mayo Clinic Surgery Research Center's Innovation Accelerator.

  • Endoscopic vessel harvesting device

    Cardiovascular surgery

    A novel device developed with support from the Innovation Accelerator makes bypass surgery less invasive and improves patients' recovery times.

    Learn more about advances in cardiovascular surgery developed in the Mayo Clinic Surgery Research Center's Innovation Accelerator.

  • Pneumothorax capnography device

    Emergency medicine

    New technology created through the Innovation Accelerator helps emergency medicine physicians more effectively assess and treat patients who are in acute respiratory distress.

    Learn more about new emergency medicine technology made possible by the Mayo Clinic Surgery Research Center's Innovation Accelerator.

  • Weighted quadrilateral retractor

    Gynecological surgery

    Advances in gynecological surgery from the Innovation Accelerator include a weighted device that improves visibility and tissue access for surgeons and reduces strain for surgical assistants.

    Learn more about new gynecological surgery devices made possible by the Mayo Clinic Surgery Research Center's Innovation Accelerator.

  • Ergonomic sensor surgical suit

    Neurosurgery

    Promising new devices to improve the experience of neurosurgery for patients and physicians include an ergonomic suit to protect surgeons from work-associated musculoskeletal injuries.

    Learn more about new neurosurgery products and devices from the Mayo Clinic Surgery Research Center's Innovation Accelerator.

  • Reconstructive nipple stencil

    Transplant and reconstructive surgery

    An exciting advance in transplant and reconstructive surgery that was developed in the Innovation Accelerator helps patients feel more positive and confident about their bodies after having mastectomies.

    Learn more about advances in transplant and reconstructive surgery developed in the Mayo Clinic Surgery Research Center's Innovation Accelerator.

  • Surgical drain stripping tool

    Other surgical innovations

    The Innovation Accelerator has supported development of new devices and techniques that improve care for patients undergoing surgery by making procedures less invasive, reducing complications and speeding recovery.

    Learn more about other surgical innovations developed in the Mayo Clinic Surgery Research Center's Innovation Accelerator.