The Convergence Products Research Lab is a group of multidisciplinary scientists, engineers, and medical practitioners with the common goal of making implantable clinical devices for early detection of disease markers (diagnostics) and for local delivery of drugs for disease treatment (therapeutics). We currently have graduate students who are in several different departments, including materials science and engineering, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, and the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program.

Past and Present Cima Lab Thesis Topics

1. Mechanical Characterization and In Vivo Operation of an Implantable Drug Delivery MEMS Device

2. An Implantable Device for Localized Drug Delivery and Sensing

3. An Implantable MEMS Drug Delivery Device for Rapid Delivery in Ambulatory Emergency Care

4. Drug Delivery Device for Bladder Disorders

5. Reservoir-Based Devices for the Monitoring and Treatment of Disease

6. Design and In Vitro Development of Resorbable Urologic Drug Delivery Device

7. Microcapsule Drug Delivery Device for Treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme

8. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Readable Sensors



Massachusetts Institute of Technology