The University of Iowa


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MADE is a cutting-edge commercialization initiative by the University of Iowa.  Products are developed by Faculty and Staff, prototyped and manufactured locally, then sold directly through a web-based platform.  A multi-disciplinary student operations team assists with the development, manufacturing, pricing, marketing, sales, quality and regulatory affairs of all products.  Through MADE, these students gain first-hand knowledge of bringing a product to market.

All products are available for license through UIRF.

Our Inventors

Surgeons, physicians and medical professionals understand the medical challenges better than anyone else.  They are expert users who see opportunities to improve on current methods and technologies within their practice.  We are constantly looking for ways to discover more innovation at the University of Iowa and now we have a way to highlight the inventions of our medical experts and take them to the next level.  Iowa MADE is proud to work with these innovators!

See our Inventors


Jordan Kaufmann, Ph.D.

Executive Director


Matt Howard, M.D.

Medical Product Liaison

Neil Quellhorst

Lead Engineer


Chuck Romans

Lead Industrial Designer


Student Operations Team

Akar Jani

Senior Student Manufacturing Engineer

Megan Gerdes, Product Manager
Megan Gerdes

Student Product Manager

Trenton Montgomery

Student Manufacturing Engineer

Achala Thippeswamy

Student Quality Engineer

Dillon Mastropolo

Student Product Manager

Operations Team Alumni

Parker Reineke

BS, Biomedical Engineering

MADE: Quality Team

After graduation: Biomedical Engineer, iotaMotion, Iowa City, IA

Rachel Cron

BS, Biomedical Engineering

MADE: Quality Team

After graduation: Commissioning and Qualification Engineer, Commissioning Agents Inc, Indianapolis, IN

Jesse Haworth

BS, Biomedical Engineering

MADE: Manufacturing Engineer team

After graduation: Associate R&D Engineer, Medical Murray, North Barrington, IL

Nicole Koenigsman

BS, Biomedical Engineering

MADE: Quality team

After graduation: Sustaining Engineer, Teleflex, Maple Grove, MN

Contact us

Questions about the products? Questions about MADE?  Interested in licensing one of the technologies?  Interested in hiring one of our students?

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