FastTraCS is an experienced team of biomedical engineers who identify solvable problems at UNC Hospitals and swiftly develop solutions.

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Accelerating the pace of medtech innovation at UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC Health

FastTraCS is an experienced team of biomedical engineers who identify solvable problems at UNC Hospitals and swiftly develop solutions.

We quickly translate discoveries, ideas, and inventions into marketable products by providing R&D and research commercialization support through concept generation, design, and advanced prototyping.

Support at every level of design

Medical device development can be complicated and intensive—but it's not impossible. From seemingly unattainable ideas through initial prototypes, FastTraCS offers multi-level support to guide and advance ideas to market.

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Our offerings

We offer consultations and assistance for early-stage concepts—from existing research and/or clinical observations.
See the examples below to see how we can help with your project or idea.

finding solutions

example:
I need help finding a way to...
"detect accidental decannulation of tracheostomy tubes in pediatric patients."

Through initial interviews and observation, FastTraCS can assist you in arriving at a solution.

3D rendering

example:
I need help finding a way to...
"convert my preliminary sketches to 3D rendering (CAD) for patent submission."

We translate 2D sketches and key feature requirements into 3D CAD models.

design prototypes

example:
I need help finding a way to...
"prototype my designs for research or customer discovery."

We work with you to determine key device features, generate prototypes, and validate.

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identify problems

example:
I need help finding a way to...
"solve problems that I know are there but can’t identify."

We offer sprint and design thinking workshops to identify problems and propose solutions.

To learn more about the program, request a consultation.

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Brinkhous-Bullitt, 2nd floor
160 N. Medical Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

919.966.6022
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