The American Medical Association (AMA) has teamed up with IDEA Labs, a student-run biotechnology incubator to support medical technology development from the next generation of young entrepreneurs studying at Washington University in St. Louis, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Pennsylvania and University of Minnesota. Working together with IDEA Labs furthers the AMA mission by providing physicians nationwide with additional opportunities to shape the practice of medicine.
“IDEA Labs relies on collaborations with health care providers to create impactful new technologies,” said IDEA Labs Incubator Network President Stephen W. Linderman, M.D.-Ph.D. candidate at Washington University in St. Louis in an official statement. “We look forward to collaborating with the AMA to spread the IDEA Labs model to more institutions and clinicians. By bringing together top universities across the country, connecting budding companies with the talent, mentors, and investors needed to thrive, this new collaboration will accelerate medical technology development and entrepreneurial education.”
The AMA is now deeply involved in driving transformative health care innovation as the organization ramps up efforts to bridge the gap between creative idea development and the realities of patient care, and forge new paths that expand the bounds of science, enhance patient care and improve the health of the nation.
In addition to the collaboration with IDEA Labs, the AMA’s innovation ecosystem also includes:
– An expanded partnership with MATTER, Chicago’s health care technology incubator, to allow entrepreneurs and physicians to collaborate on the development of new technologies, services and products in a simulated health care environment.
– An investment as founding partner to Health2047, a San Francisco-based health care innovation company that combines strategy, design and venture disciplines, working in partnership with leading companies, physicians and entrepreneurs to improve health care.