The Medical Innovation and Commercialization Alliance for Western North Carolina (MICA) is a unique collaboration of visionary companies that are helping make ideas for medical technologies a reality in Western North Carolina.

Established in 2011, MICA collects ideas from creative health professionals living and working in Western North Carolina, evaluates them using panels of regional and national experts, selects the best ideas to develop, and then turns those ideas into marketed products or services for patients and their caregivers. Through this program, not only are the newest healthcare advances being brought to patients, but MICA is also helping renew the prominence of Asheville and Western North Carolina as a medical technology hub. And it’s being done by capitalizing on the strengths of the region.

Interested in securing a front row seat to one of the country’s newest innovation programs—either as an inventor, a collaborator or just a curious by-stander?

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