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Commercialization Initiatives

SSIM Commercialization

The Surgical Innovations Program (SIP) of the Michael and Marian Ilitch Department of Surgery at the Wayne State University School of Medicine  identifies and supports drug and medical device projects assessed as having market potential. At SSIM, surgeons and biomedical engineer-scientists collaborate in world-class, state-of-the-art engineering and clinical research facilities on drugs and devices of the future. 

Through the Department’s philanthropic support arm, DIREF (Detroit International Research and Edication Foundation) and in partnership with CSSi Life Sciences, commercialization and exit or growth strategies are developed for drugs and medical devices considered to have commercial potential. 

If you are interested in any SSIM project as an investor, philanthropist, or potential partner, please email or complete the short form at the bottom of this page.

Seraph Biosciences Seraspec—A Portable, Point-of-Care Solution

By leveraging the principles of Raman Spectroscopy, Seraspec® represents a paradigm shift away from current methods for screening and identification of dangerous bacterial, viral and fungal pathogens. Our patent-pending technology and method of detection effectively eliminates the need for time-consuming and costly laboratory-based methods of specimen collection, processing and pathogen identification. Safety, efficiency, accuracy and profitability are simultaneously enhanced through a portable, point-of-care technology for real-time pathogen detection and identification. A higher power just got involved in the fight against infection. Please visit the Seraspec website for more information.

Venica Fluid Sciences Vite—A Portable liquid Chromatography Solution

Portable fluid (blood and urine) analysis device that delivers rapid laboratory standard precision test results at low cost. High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC): A technique used to separate the key components in fluids in order to quantify and identify them. The current ‘gold-standard’ of laboratory testing. Combining advance sensing with liquid chromatography in a disposable fluidic cartridge provides definitive analyte detection so that real distinction can be achieved. This may also benefit the detection of unknowns while traditional HPLC requires the specific target that is being investigated. Please visit the Venica website for more information.

Contact Us

Smart Sensors and Integrated Microsystems (SSIM) Program
Wayne State University
College of Engineering Room 3172
5050 Anthony Wayne Drive
Detroit, MI 48202
Ph: 313-577-1306
Fax: 313-577-1101