Arthrex, Clemson partner on skills training.

Arthrex Inc. has launched a two-year pilot program with Clemson University to develop future employees skilled and knowledgeable in the manufacturing and marketing of surgical devices. The program includes an Arthrex gift of 10 scholarships of $7,500 each.

"Arthrex takes great pride in its commitment to education and we are pleased to help develop the next generation of highly skilled professionals like Arthrex Technology Consultants who work with orthopedic surgeons to provide trustworthy technical product support," Reinhold Schmieding, Arthrex founder and president, said in a news release.

The program will include a series of courses, Arthrex internships and additional learning opportunities for rising third-year students majoring in bioengineering, marketing and health sciences departments.

MKT 4950 Developing and Selling Medical Devices is the first course being offered in the series and will begin this fall, according to the release. Taught by Ryan Mullins in the College of Business, course material provides students an introduction to the health care industry with a focus on the development and marketing of surgical device innovations. Mullins was selected to develop the course as the Provost's Inaugural Innovation Fellow, a program created to encourage faculty on campus to support corporate engagement efforts.

"Our collaboration with Arthrex helps us create a new type of focused course," Mullins said in the release. "We will walk students through real case studies at Arthrex to understand how surgical devices get translated from marketable idea to...

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