Flagstaff Engineering Capabilities Tour – Arizona Technology Council

Machine Solutions had the opportunity to be a part of the exciting Flagstaff Engineering Capabilities Tour. The tour was created by NAU and Arizona Technology Council, the tour started at Moonshot at NACET, a business incubator/accelerator, then to three businesses and three NAU labs. Here at Machine Solutions, president & CEO Brian Strini, toured our entire facility and explained some of the processes and machines used in manufacturing and testing balloon catheters and stents, among other products. A display of a few of those products–plus a heart valve from a pig–caught our attention.


AGENDA: Flagstaff Engineering Capabilities Tour

11:30 a.m.

Meet at High Country Conference Center, 201 W Butler Ave, Flagstaff, AZ.

11:45 a.m.

Depart via provided transportation to Moonshot at NACET | 2225 N Gemini Road | Flagstaff, AZ.
Moonshot at NACET, a nonprofit 501c3, is a business incubator/accelerator offering programs designed for subject matter experts with business ideas, but no clear path to market, guiding participants through a proven process to validate their idea and build it into a scalable business.
Learn more at www.moonshotaz.com.

12-1:45 p.m.

Lunch provided at Moonshot at NACET by the City of Flagstaff Economic Development Program and ECoNA, followed by a tour of Flagstaff facilities.

1:45 p.m.

Transportation provided to Pulliam Airport Business Park:
6200 S. Pulliam Drive | Flagstaff, AZ

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Tour of businesses:

TGen North | 3051 W. Shamrell Blvd. |  #106 | Flagstaff, AZ
TGen North is the home of the Pathogen and Microbiome Division of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), a non-profit biomedical institution dedicated to translating biomedical discovery into positive impacts on human health. Learn more:  www.tgen.org/patients/pathogen-microbiome

Poba Medical | 3001 W. Shamrell Blvd. |  Suite 300 | Flagstaff, AZ
Poba Medical is a medical device OEM start-up company perfecting process technology and the associated know-how to provide high quality rapid turn thermoplastic balloons for any interventional device or surgical device application. Learn more: www.pobamedical.com

Machine Solutions | 2951 W Shamrell Blvd. | Flagstaff, AZ
Machine Solutions provides manufacturing and testing equipment for catheter and medical device manufacturers. When you work with any of the divisions of Machine Solutions, you are more than a customer, you are a partner. We put our decades of engineering expertise to work, ensuring you the best possible solution for your unique process. Learn more:  https://machinesolutions.com

3:30-4:00 p.m.

Transportation provided to Northern Arizona University campus.

Cindy Browder, Professor of Organic Chemistry
Tour Dr. Browder’s lab, where her group pursues a combination of small molecule synthesis (for drug discovery and synthetic methods development) and polymer preparation (focused on polymer electrolyte formulation). Learn more:  http://oak.ucc.nau.edu/ccb83/Research.htm. If you are interested in collaborating with Dr. Browder or sponsoring her work, contact NAUInnovations@nau.edu.

Amir Arzani, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Tour Dr. Arzani’s cardiovascular biomechanics Lab, where his group develops patient-specific 3D computer models to simulate blood flow and study cardiovascular disease, with a particular focus on developing predictive computer models of disease progression. Learn more: https://www2.nau.edu/cardio-lab. If you are interested in collaborating with Dr. Arzani or sponsoring his work, contact NAUInnovations@nau.edu.

Zach Lerner, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Tour Dr. Lerner’s biomechatronics lab, which seeks to restore neuromuscular function and augment human ability through the design, control, and testing of robotic exoskeleton technology. Learn more: http://biomech.nau.edu . If you are interested in collaborating with Dr. Lerner or sponsoring his work, please contact NAUInnovations@nau.edu.

5:00 p.m.

End the day at 1899 Bar and Grill on the NAU campus next to the High Country Conference Center.

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