Announcing new industry partnership with Edwards Lifesciences

The J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering is proud to announce our newest industry partner, Edwards Lifesciences.

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company partners with clinicians to develop innovative technologies in the areas of structural heart disease and critical care monitoring, enabling them to save and enhance lives.

Edwards Lifesciences has built a partnership with the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering over the past three years. This partnership is vital to the growth of our department because it directly impacts students and provides them with numerous opportunities; student design projects, travel to conferences and supports student-related activities and organizations.

“Becoming an Industry Partner with the University of Florida’s J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering opens up opportunities to partner in the research and development of advances in medical devices,” Jose Aguirre, Vice President of Operations, Transcatheter Mitral & Tricuspid Therapies. “Also, it provides access to students that can join Edwards Lifesciences and help us achieve our shared mission of improving patient outcomes and enhancing lives.”

UF BME looks forward to many more meaningful and productive interactions in the coming year with Edwards Lifesciences and in continuing to grow our partnership between Edwards Lifesciences and our faculty, students and staff.