MADE is a manufacturing and e-commerce initiative by the University of Iowa.


Pipeline products


Faculty.staff inventors


Current and former student employees

Meet our inventors

Christine Sindt, OD

Christine Sindt, OD, FAAO

Christine is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Iowa. Her patients love her enthusiasm and her innovative ideas like the Sindt Ophthalmic Spatula. Dr. Sindt also owns EyePrint Prosthetics, LLC and S5G Therapeutics, LLC.

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Natalia Restrepo-Kennedy, DDS, MS

Natalia is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry at the University of Iowa. She is combining the fields of biomaterials and dentistry to create innovative products such as the Educational Caries Teeth.

Erica Teixeira

Erica Teixeira, DDS, PhD, MS

Erica is an Associate Professor and Head of Operative Dentistry at the University of Iowa. Her passion for patient care and dental student education led to the Educational Caries Teeth.

Ron Abrons, MD

Ron Abrons, MD

Ron was the 2016 recipient of the Innovations in Clinical Care Award for his implementation of an innovative new process that improves service to patients-- the Abrons Oral Airway.

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