Clinical Innovation Platform,
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A unique incubator in the heart of the Montreal General Hospital

Clinical Innovation Platform (CLIP) supports innovative solutions to unmet clinical needs and accelerates the adoption of technologies into the market and healthcare system.

About

Advisory Committee

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Clinical Validation for MedTech

CLIP's hospital-based ecosystem faciliatates unprecedented access to clinical facilities, expertise and stakeholders to validate technologies in a real-care setting. With proximity to clinics, operating rooms, laboratories, clinical trail centres and pre-clinical faciltities CLIP allows members to take full advantage of the resources in the McGill University Health Centre.

About Us Our Ecosystem
Services

Validation services

CLIP's unique hospital-based ecosystem allows members to take full advantage of the resources of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). We provide access to clinicians, nurses, scientists and other to support clinical validation allow faster market access.

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We support innovative solutions to unmet clinical needs and accelerate their adoption into the market and healthcare system.

Our Services

Validation services

CLIP can provide consultation from clinical key opinion leaders to validate unmet needs and technology.

Space services

CLIP offers modern co-working spaces, meeting rooms, laboratory space and access to 3D printers.

Partners services

Our strategic partners can offer services in clinical trials, simulation, preclinical testing and business training to become a leader in MedTech

Our Sponsors

Product demonstrations and testing

With access to the large stakeholder population of the McGill University Health Centre, the CLIP can assist in comparative and summative marketing test or product demonstrations to fine tune your technology.

Product demonstrations and testing

With access to the large stakeholder population of the McGill University Health Centre, the CLIP can assist in comparative and summative marketing test or product demonstrations to fine tune your technology.

Clinical Consultation

The CLIP can match you with relevant Key Opinion Leaders or Subject Matter Experts in the following fields:

  • Orthopedics
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Prehab & Rehab
  • Plastic surgery
  • Trauma
  • Critical Care

Clinical Consultation

The CLIP can match you with relevant Key Opinion Leaders or Subject Matter Experts in the following fields:

  • Orthopedics
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Prehab & Rehab
  • Plastic surgery
  • Trauma
  • Critical Care

Strategic Goals

To translate research and clinical ideas into specific solutions to unmet needs that will be viable in the marketplace.
To bring to our patients and community access to new and promising health technology.
To develop entrepreneurial spirit and skills in our clinical and scientific community.
Sustain our academic mission and to support future innovators.

Become a Member

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Virtual

  • Coaching & Networking
  • Lounge Access
  • Conference Room Reservation
250/month
12 months minimum

On-Site

  • All Services
  • Lounge Access
  • Close Conference Room Reservation
  • Closed Office
833/month
6 months minimum

R&D

  • All Services
  • Lounge Access
  • Conference Room Reservation
  • Dedicated Laboratory Bench
1166/month
6 months minimum

Gerald Fried, MD

Medical Director

Gerald Fried, MD

Medical Director

Medical Director

Dr. Gerald Fried is currently Professor of Surgery and Associate Dean for Education Technology & Innovation, Director of the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning at McGill University and is the Medical Director of the Clinical Innovation Platform (CLIP) at the RI-MUHC (MGH site). Previously he served as the Edward W. Archibald Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at McGill and Surgeon-in-Chief of the McGill University Health Centre Network in Montreal, Canada from January 2010-January 2020.

In 1990, he established Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) as a clinical and academic program at McGill. He and his colleagues have built this into one of the foremost such programs in North America. They have made significant contributions to surgical education, simulation, and the process of introducing innovation into clinical practice. His surgical education research is directed at teaching and evaluating procedural skills, currently through the use of artificial intelligence powered computer vision. Previously, they developed the MISTELS laparoscopic simulator, adopted as the manual skills component of the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery Program, a mandatory requirement for certification in surgery and gynecology in the U.S. and one of the most used simulators in surgery.

Dr. Fried is a champion of Surgical Innovation through building partnerships between clinicians, engineers, computer scientists and business experts. To this goal, as Chair of Surgery, he established a thriving graduate program in Surgical Innovation at McGill and helped plan and design the CLIP. He serves as Chief Surgical Consultant of Theator, applying AI to surgical education to improve quality and safety in surgery.

Dr. Fried has served as President of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), the Canadian Association of General Surgeons, the Central Surgical Association, and James IV Association of Surgeons (Canadian Section), Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons (the largest surgical professional organization in the world) and has served on the Boards of Directors of the SSAT and International Society for Digestive Surgery. In 2011 he was elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, the Canadian equivalent of the Institute of Medicine.. He has given over 300 invited lectures internationally and published widely on minimally invasive GI surgery and surgical education. In 2019 he was awarded the Meritorious Service Cross by the Governor General of Canada in recognition for his leadership in the development of Minimally Invasive Surgery in Canada.

Jake Barralet, PhD

Scientific Director

James Mehta, B.Eng, MBA

Platform Manager

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the Clinical Innovation Platform?

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What makes the CLIP different from other incubators?

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What is CLIP’s big vision?

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What is the CLIP’s link to McGill University and the Experimental Surgery Master’s program in Surgical Innovation?

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What is the CLIP’s connection to the Faculty of Medicine’s Clinical Innovation Competition (CLIC)?

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