Eccles School MBA students innovate and win at Bench to Bedside

Full-Time MBA students from the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business joined students from medicine, law and engineering to compete for their share of more than $80,000 in prize money at the 8th annual Bench to Bedside Competition.

MBA student Jason Miller earned the “Best in Business” award for his submission, kneeHarmony, a product that aims to accelerate recovery from knee injury by making rehabilitation portable and easier to complete.

Additionally, MBA students Michael Kane and Ahrash Poursaid won the Ted Stanley Innovation award for their submission to the competition, DentiOps. DentiOps combines localized illumination into an intraoral mirror, reducing the need for multiple tools in dental procedures.

About Bench to Bedside

The Bench to Bedside Competition, sponsored by the Center for Medical Innovation at the University of Utah, is an exciting program introducing students to the world of medical and global health innovation through an incentive-based team competition. The program culminates in April with a formal presentation of team projects at the annual Bench to Bedside Competition where top teams are awarded over $80,000 in prize money to support further project development.

About the David Eccles School of Business

The Eccles School is synonymous with ‘doing.’ The Eccles experience provides a world-class business education with a unique, entrepreneurial focus on real-world scenarios where students put what they learn into practice long before graduation. Founded in 1917 and educating more than 6,000 students annually, the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business offers nine undergraduate majors, four MBAs, eight other graduate programs, a Ph.D. in seven areas and executive education curricula. The School is also home to 12 institutes, centers and initiatives that deliver academic research and support an ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation. For more information, visit or call 801-581-7676.

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