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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.


Jordan Kaufmann, Ph.D.

Executive Director


Matt Howard, M.D.

Medical Product Liaison

Chris Parker, Associate Director Iowa MADE
Chris Parker, Pharm.D.

Associate Director


Student Operations Team

Ashley Preston

Student Manufacturing Engineer

Ryland Threlkeld-Wiegand

Student Manufacturing Engineer

Ivan Badovinac

Student Manufacturing Engineer

Ben Hinz

Student Quality Engineer

Blake Jones

Student Quality Engineer

Julia Mindy

Marketing and Social Media Coordinator

Imani Patterson

Student Sales Engineer

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

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

Akar Jani

BS, Biomedical Engineering

MADE: Manufacturing Engineering team

After Graduation: Research Associate, Urology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

Megan Gerdes

BA, Enterprise Leadership

MADE: Product Manager

After graduation: Distribution Analyst, Nuveen, Chicago, IL

Trenton Montgomery

BS, Mechanical Engineering

MADE: Manufacturing Engineering team

After Graduation: Manufacturing Engineer, Stryker Neurovascular, Salt Lake City, UT

Dillon Mastropolo

BA, Finance, Marketing

MADE: Product Manager

After graduation: Medical Sales Representative, Jigsaw Medical, Sugar Grove, IL

Achala Thippeswamy

BS, Biomedical Engineering

MADE: Quality Engineering team

After Graduation: R&D Engineer, Boston Scientific, Boston, MA

Ashika Sudheesh

BS, Industrial Engineering

MADE: Quality Engineering team

After Graduation: PrIME Rotational Engineer, Collins Aerospace, Dayton, OH

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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