The mission of the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices is to catalyze the transformation of basic research into clinical practice and commercial success. The Fischell Institute will drive innovation by immersing creative and energetic scientists and engineers in a nurturing and rewarding research environment where engineered health systems are conceived of and investigated. The mission shall be guided by a commitment to continuous improvement.
The Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices is not the tenure home for UMD or UMB faculty. As such, an appointment to the Fischell Institute supplements the appointee's primary job responsibilities.
Fischell Institute faculty and administration also see as part of the mission, an obligation to serve the needs of the campus community, the community at large, and the State of Maryland in the spirit of collegial cooperation. The Fischell Institute is committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion both in its operation as well as in its actions promoting human health.
The Fischell Institute will also catalyze the State of Maryland’s product translation ecosystem. Our institute is composed of staff, resources, facilities, and a “network of experts” who facilitate not only prototyping and manufacturing of biomedical devices but also venture creation, intellectual property creation, and product progression through various clinical, regulatory and reimbursement hurdles. More broadly, the Fischell Institute will stimulate health technology development within the A. James Clark School of Engineering, the University of Maryland, College Park, the University of Maryland, Baltimore, the University System of Maryland and the State of Maryland.