Southeastern (SE) Wisconsin academic research institutions are joining forces and connecting resources and stakeholders, to help regional healthcare innovators develop drugs, devices, HealthTech software or new clinical delivery approaches that address unmet medical needs. This is being accomplished through an inter-institutional alliance referred to as the regional Accelerating Medical Product Development – using Networked Resources (or AMPDNR) initiative.
Participating institutions include the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (UWM), Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW), Marquette University (MU), Blood Research Institute (BRI)/Versiti and Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). AMPDNR is an initiative of the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), connecting with the Southeast Wisconsin’s Healthcare Ecosystem – to leverage regional Ideas, Talent and Capital.
The mission of the regional AMPDNR Initiative is to ignite and foster collaborative healthcare innovation and commercialization in southeast Wisconsin, leveraging regional resources, to improve human health through clinical use of innovative biomedical research and discoveries.
The regional AMPDNR Initiative:
AMPDNR Executive Council
If you are a regional healthcare innovator and think you might want to become a member of AMPDNR, but have questions, please email our project manager.
AMPD Project Manager
(414) 955-2540 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Please become a member of the AMPDNR network for further assistance; please provide:
AMPDNR Courses and Online Training for Healthcare and HealthTech Startups
Whether you are an existing early-stage company, or a healthcare/HealthTech innovator considering starting a company, you will need expert advice in key areas, especially: Legal, Regulatory and Venture Capital. AMPDNR provides limited monthly access to these advisors, by appointment. Contact us for more information.
Regulatory Consulting and Advising
Venture Capital Expert Consulting and Advising
Legal Advice for Startups (pro bono)
Are you interested in commercializing inventions arising from your research?
Would you like to move your ideas from bench to market to bedside?
AMPDNR can help you find the resources you need to:
Networking / Connecting / Startup Consulting
Manufacturing, Product Development and Prototyping
Resources to assist you in prototyping your medical product (e.g. optimized drug lead; medical device), as well as pursuit of initial manufacturing (e.g. process chemistry and scale-up).
Regulatory, Legal and Venture Capital Consulting and Advising
Access to expert advisors as you plan for forming or growing your new healthcare or healthtech startup. Initial help is at no cost, but referrals to paid consultants is also possible, sometimes with AMPDNR grants to subsidize.
Building and Funding your Company
Resources to help you refine your business model and business plan by better defining product-market fit. Additional resources to then help you secure grant funding or equity-based funding from investors (angels or venture capitalists).