Brianna Thompson of North Haven recently participated in a special poster session hosted by Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products, where Thompson spent the summer as part of Connecticut’s largest paid student intern program in medical technology. Poster sessions are the presentation of research or project findings and are prominent atscientific and medical conferences.
Displayed at an event marking the 10th anniversary of Covidien’s internship program in Connecticut, Thompson’s poster presentation was on Synthesis and Testing of Thermal/Moisture Sensitive Adhesive. The event was attended by Covidien executives and other business leaders and elected officials inConnecticut.
Thompson and more than 70 other interns worked in Covidien’s North Haven and New Haven facilities, which together serve as the global headquarters for Covidien’s $5 billion, 10,000-person Surgical Solutions business. Key research and development (R&D), manufacturing and marketing operations, supporting the development of instrumentation and medical devices used in surgery, are located at these sites.
“We are very proud of our highly engaged student interns and what they are able to accomplish through our program,” said Bryan Hanson, Group President, Surgical Solutions, Covidien. “Every year, we invest hundreds of millions of dollars in R&D as part of our ongoing commitment to innovation. Our interns work on aspects of the product development process, collaborating as part of a Covidien team to learn firsthand how to turn great ideas into practical solutions that help patients feel better, faster.”
Thompson, a graduate of North Haven High School, currently studies Biomedical Engineering at Quinnipiac University.
Covidien is a leading global healthcare products company that creates innovative medical solutions for better patient outcomes and delivers value through clinical leadership and excellence. Covidien manufactures, distributes and services a diverse range of industry-leading products in medical devices and supplies. With 2012 revenue of $9.9 billion, Covidien has 38,000 employees worldwide in 70 countries, and its products are sold in over 140 countries. Please visit www.covidien.com to learn more about our business.
Information courtesy of John Jordan