Projects

CBIT facilitates the development of a diverse range of biomedical technologies ranging from medical devices, diagnostics, drug delivery systems, software and mobile phone apps, and processes. Below are some of the projects we are currently supporting and who are looking for additional people to join their team. Click the each title to expand the project details and contact information.


We support about a hundred other projects that are not publicly listed on this page. If you wish to join a project not listed here, please email us a short description of your interests, background, and skills, and we can help connect you.


If you have a project idea for which you'd like resources and/or support (mentorship, business, technical development, funding, etc.), please click the "Submit a Project" link on the left and CBIT will be in touch with you about how to move forward.


Revai is founded on technology developed at Yale to improve transplant organ preservation during transport from donor to recipient. Providing healthier organs will increase patient survival rates, improve patient quality of life, and drastically reduce overall healthcare costs. Our first prototype focuses on preserving intestines and is undergoing testing with human intestines procured through partnership with New England organ banks. Given that the mechanisms of injury are similar across multiple organs, we believe that we can successfully leverage our technology to additional transplant markets. Our next step is to prepare a submission to the FDA for regulatory approval and develop a marketing plan to commercialize our device. We are also continuing to develop market studies that show potential broader application of our technology and will pursue additional patent protection accordingly.


Looking for people to help with: FDA submission, patent review, market analysis, sales strategy, competitor analysis


Contact: Jesse Rich

PatientBank is a digital health company founded at Yale whose mission is to improve health information exchange. The PatientBank platform makes it easy to gather and share medical records. We offer three products: an enterprise-grade software service that automates the intake process at hospitals, a free service for individuals to manage their health information, and a data gathering and management service for rare disease registries. We have already partnered with the Yale-New Haven Health System (YNHHS) and the Williams Syndrome Association (WSA) at MGH and have over twenty additional institutions in our sales pipeline. Our vision is to become a central repository for all medical information and fundamentally change the way we practice medicine.


PatientBank Open Positions


Enterprise Sales Associate

We’re looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Sales Associate to help us grow the PatientBank network to health care institutions across the country. You will be responsible for representing PatientBank to potential new partners as well as developing innovative sales and marketing strategies.


Medical Operations Intern

We’re looking for a hardworking, independent, and quick-on-your-feet student to help our Operations Team rollout PatientBank at health care institutions around the country, including the Yale-New Haven Health System. You will be responsible for dealing directly with users at our partner institutions and analyzing usage data and patterns to inform product decisions.


Software Engineering Intern (Platform)

We’re looking for an incredibly talented software engineer to help our Engineering Team develop the PatientBank backend platform. You will be responsible for processing, storing, and serving our growing database of health information while complying with enterprise-grade security standards. Your specific programming language experience doesn’t matter as long as you learn quickly.


Software Engineering Intern (Frontend)

We’re looking for an exceptional software engineer to help our Engineering Team design and develop our growing ecosystem of client applications (six and counting). You will be responsible for products that touch patients, hospital staff, physicians, and researchers. Your specific programming language experience doesn’t matter as long as you learn quickly.


Contact: Kevin Grassi, MD

The Ultrasound-Guided Modified Seldinger Technique is the current standard of care for placing a catheter in a patient’s vein during venous access procedures. Unfortunately, this technique can lead to severe complications that endanger patient health and greatly increase healthcare costs. Specifically, mechanical and infectious complications have been reported in 5-19% of patients who undergo central venous catheter placement –one of the most common venous access procedures. Therefore, there is a clinical and economic need for a technology that reduces the number of complications associated to central venous access procedures. Our team has extensively analyzed the Ultrasound-Guided Modified Seldinger Technique and has identified a series of problems that lead to a high complication rate during central venous access procedures. Using the information we uncovered, we are engineering a device that will solve these problems and reduce the morbidity associated with central venous access.


Who we are looking for:

Engineering

  • People that have experience with SolidWorks, material selection (especially plastics), and prototyping.

Business Development

  • A person that preferably has medical device/healthcare experience that can help us develop various aspects of our business proposition. Familiarity with market research, competitor analysis, sales/distribution strategies, and project management is encouraged.


Contact: Andrés Ornelas Vargas and Prof. Steven Tommasini.