MEDLaunch Problem Submission Form

MEDLaunch Background:                                                                                                                         MEDLaunch is a non-profit, biomedical and entrepreneurship incubator partnering with Saint Louis University and other organizations in the Saint Louis area. The program is the product of collaborative efforts between SLU School of Medicine, John Cook School of Business, Parks College of Engineering, Aviation, and Technology, and SLU School of Law. As a part of MEDLaunch, participants work in multidisciplinary teams under the guidance of clinical and industry mentors to develop innovations in areas including (but not limited to) surgical devices, health information technology, and medical diagnostics.  The objectives of MEDLaunch are the following:

  1. To improve the standard of care within all fields of medicine.

  2. To provide students with the skills and experience necessary to grow successful businesses within the St. Louis entrepreneurial ecosystem.

  3. To promote and foster an environment of engineering and entrepreneurship within Saint Louis University.

Problem Submission Form Information:                                                                                                                  

This is the clinical problem submission form for MEDLaunch. In completion of this form, you are aiding MEDLaunch in the crucial initial step of identifying the issues affecting the healthcare system. Following reception of your problem and/or research opportunity, the MEDLaunch executive team and its Board of Directors will evaluate the problem based on criteria including, but not limited to, solution feasibility, development timeline, potential legal complications, affected population size, and marketability. Based on the results of this preliminary evaluation, your problem may become available for selection by MEDLaunch teams that express interest in developing a solution. Should your problem be selected you will be notified via your prefered method of contact.

Name *
Phone (optional)
Phone (optional)
Preferred Method of Contact (Check all that apply) *
Please provide title/subject to describe the problem. DISCLAIMER: With the exception of the problem title, which may be made available for public viewing, any other information provided will remain confidential.
Suggested Format: My problem involves ________ which is problematic because ___________. E.g., My problem involves adverse outcomes due to casting, as traditional methods can lead to extensive muscle atrophy.
Examples: Who does this problem affect? A particular department, subspecialty, or a select set of cases? How often does this problem occur? Are there any current solutions used to solve this problem? If a solution could be found to the problem what are the potential impacts both clinically and financially?
What category of problem is this? (Check all that apply) *
How would you like to be involved in the design process? Note: Any selection made at the time of submission of this form is not binding. (Check all that apply) *