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Live Free or Die: A Look at New Hampshire's Medical Technology Sector

May 31, 2017   |   medGadget

Thayer School is highlighted in this article about why New Hampshire is home to numerous medical technology companies.

"...if you’re looking to set up your next medical technology gig, there’s a lot of reasons you should consider staying in New Hampshire," writes medGadget. "...Our final stop on our tour was historic Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering. At all academic levels, collaboration and entrepreneurship are heavily emphasized. Engineering specialty departments are non-existent, and undergraduates first pursue an AB (Bachelor of Arts) degree, emphasizing the development of 'renaissance' scholars of sorts and encouraging collaboration and learning across all engineering disciplines as well as the liberal arts. The school has a 'PhD Innovation Program' to help students develop their own start-ups and includes an internship component that invites them to intern at a start-up, join an incubator, or start their own company.

"... Examples of Dartmouth’s partnerships were seen with a visit to the Dartmouth Regional Technology Center (DRTC), a non-profit incubator, independent of the college, but whose companies consist largely of Dartmouth graduates and faculty. It currently houses 19 companies of various industries of all sizes in its 60,500 square foot facility. Its largest company, Avitide, takes up an entire floor, and provides purification services for biologics. It was one of several companies in the area founded by Dartmouth bioengineering professor, scientist, and entrepreneur Tillman Gerngross, who is regarded by many to be the Elon Musk of biotechnology."

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