The Medical Device Development Center (MDDC) is revolutionizing the innovative nature of Akron by providing inventive thinkers with the resources needed to turn their ideas into progressive medical advancements that will significantly improve patient care.

The Medical Device Development Center is a unique resource for clinicians, researchers and companies to design, develop and commercialize novel medical devices and biomaterials. Specializing in orthopaedics and wound healing, the MDDC provides innovative entrepreneurs and scientists with flexible and easy access to resources for commercialization of their ideas, with the common goal of identifying and developing technologies that will improve healthcare and provide significant commercial value to the City of Akron.
Device in photo supplied by Orthopaedic Research Laboratories, Cleveland, Ohio