Feasibility Study of Pumps and Pipes: Paving the Path from Oilfield to Operating Room

  • X. Shelley Cao
  • Sarah Hernandez
  • Bryan Luce
  • Marcus Owens
  • Meredith Williams
  • Mark G. Davies
Conference paper


The concept of Pumps and Pipes needs to develop into a collaborative initiative between Methodist Hospital, ExxonMobil, and the University of Houston to facilitate the development of actual products that borrow from technologies in both the medical and energy industries. The analysis showed that the development of an entrepreneurial officer and incubator company is the most appropriate process to coordinate, assess, fund and sell a concept.


Commercialization Entrepreneur Incubator Technology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • X. Shelley Cao
  • Sarah Hernandez
  • Bryan Luce
  • Marcus Owens
  • Meredith Williams
  • Mark G. Davies
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  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular CenterThe Methodist HospitalHoustonUSA

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