Founded in 2001, SSB has grown to be the largest student-run biomedical technology organization at Stanford, with a participating network of more than 800 Stanford students. We are supported by Stanford Biodesign and the Stanford School of Medicine, who share our goal of integrating students and faculty from various departments within Stanford. Stanford Student Biodesign connects members of the Stanford community with external supporters including alumni, biotechnology and medical device companies, and venture capital and private equity firms. In 2010, SSB was awarded the Dean's Outstanding Achievement Award for Student Organizations.
SSB's initiatives are designed to bring the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries to Stanford. We design and run a courses to introduce students to medical device design, and allow them to hear from influential members of industry and academia. Our team hosts an annual Stanford Medical Innovation Conference on a novel and burgeoning technology area, summoning high profile pioneers to share their innovation and an audience from across the nation. SSB also organizes several events for students including talks, tours of Stanford labs and company R&D labs, student-industry mixers, one-on-one advisory meetings with industry members in our network, and more!