TROY - If a unique collaboration between RPI and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City takes off as envisioned, it will bring new business to the Capital Region.
The collaboration was announced Wednesday, both at RPI and at Mount Sinai.
The goal is to develop new medical testing devices and treatments, and create spin off businesses doing that work.
“We expect this agreement to result in radical innovations in health care,” said RPI President Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson.
Taking the engineering expertise at RPI and marrying it to the medical know how at Mount Sinai's Icahn School of Medicine, the two schools envision a great synergy in a wide range of health arenas -- including genetics, neuroscience and orthopedics.