Mohit Prajapati is the director of research and development, strategy, and operations for the Acceleration Lab at the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation. In this role, he works to leverage novel innovations from health care startups into measurable impact as it relates to improved patient care, improved quality, and cost reductions. Via the center’s Medical Device Accelerator, Mohit helps University of Pennsylvania faculty and clinicians transform basic research and clinical insights into products that deliver on unmet clinical needs.
Prior to joining the team, Mohit worked in the medical device industry for almost 13 years. Notable roles include co-founder of Cérventis, product development engineer at Aesculap, and director of engineering at Terray Corporation. He has been responsible for leading cross-functional research and development teams - taking products from initial concept to commercial launch. Mohit’s portfolio of products includes proprietary spinal fusion constructs with minimally invasive approaches, novel biomimetic implants with bone matching mechanical properties, and new fracture fixation devices. Mohit is the author of several U.S. and international patents.
Mohit holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering and a master’s degree in engineering specializing in non-invasive strain measurement of orthopaedic soft tissue from the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, as well as a master’s degree in business administration from Queen’s University School of Business in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.