Innovating for a healthier tomorrow


Collaboration goes beyond research to breakthrough medical technologies, products, and modalities that go directly into hospitals where they can transform health care delivery services and benefit patient lives. Working with some of the country’s foremost medical experts, researchers and entrepreneurs, Mayo Clinic and ASU scale research and development to bring brilliant ideas to market.


ASU is the #1 university in the U.S. for innovation for the seventh year in a row, ahead of Stanford and MIT. (U.S. News and World Report)


Mayo Clinic’s intellectual property provides competitive advantages for over 100 technology startups.


ASU is a university on the forefront of biomedical ingenuity and is ranked in the top 1 percent of the world’s most prestigious universities (Times Higher Education).


ASU Biodesign innovators disclosed 64 inventions, secured 38 patents, signed 13 licensing agreements, and launched five Arizona startup companies in 2020.

MedTech Accelerator

The MedTech Accelerator is a flagship program of the Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care, providing early-stage medical device and health care technology companies with an entrepreneurial curriculum and personalized business development plans to accelerate go-to-market and investment possibilities.

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“When the COVID-19 crisis hit, the pandemic drove rapid innovations that saved lives. Mayo and ASU are committed to maintaining this innovation momentum to drive new health care breakthroughs for a healthier tomorrow.”

Neal Woodbury

Chief Science and Technology Officer
Arizona State University

Collaboration: Safe Health Systems

Working with physicians, administrators and subject-matter experts in the MedTech Accelerator program, Safe Health identified the systems, technology and personnel that need to link and coordinate in effective digital care delivery programs. Through intensive research, Safe Health was able to go to market with a turnkey application adaptable to hospitals and practices throughout health care.

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Collaboration: Sequitur

Based on innovative technology co-developed at Mayo Clinic and ASU, Sequitor Health Corp. leverages breakthrough discoveries to save, extend, and improve the quality of patient lives.

Co-founded by Erica Forzani, Ph.D., an associate professor at ASU and a senior member of the National Academy of Inventors who has commercialized an FDA-cleared medical device with over 2,000 medical devices and 200,000 sensors deployed, Sequitor addresses unmet patient and physician needs through engineering, medicine, and advanced medical devices.

Scorpion Tank Community Healthcare Pitch Competition

Scorpion Tank is a contest centered on early-stage healthcare innovations for emerging medical and healthcare companies in the Phoenix community. Hosted by the Office of Entrepreneurship at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Scorpion Tank provides educational and promotional opportunities for participants.

Mayo Clinic and ASU scale research and development to bring breakthrough medical technology, products, and health service delivery innovations to market working with the country’s foremost medical experts, researchers, and entrepreneurs. Scorpion Tank provides innovators with the tools, connections, and resources needed to turn ideas into entrepreneurial success. Open to staff, students, and community participants, the first Scorpion Tank competition will take place in the Fall of 2023. For information about Scorpion Tank, contact Dr. Sreedhar at