Founded in 1998, Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California (AMI-USC) is a 501c(3) non-profit organization[1] dedicated to biomedical[2] engineering technology development. The Institute is located on the University Park Campus of USC in Los Angeles, California and focuses on helping to bridge the gap between discovery research and product commercialization.[3] As of 2017, the Institute financial endowment is $180 million, with over $150 million[4] donated by medical device entrepreneur and philanthropist Alfred E. Mann.[5]


  1. ^ Daily Trojan, Science Group Hosts Career Fair, Feb. 23, 2017, p. 3, Elizabeth Kirilova.
  2. ^ Los Angeles Times, Big Boost for Technology, Feb. 6, 1998.
  3. ^ The Huffington Post, Helping to Bring Lifesaving Medical Inventions to Market, April 24, 2017, Ira Kalb.
  4. ^ Los Angeles Times, Entrepreneur to Donate $100 Million to USC, Feb. 5. 1998, p.1, Kenneth R. Weiss and Marla Dickerson.
  5. ^ The Chronicle of Higher Education, Money & Management, Entrepreneur Gives $100 Million to University of Southern California; UCLA to Get Similar Gift, Feb. 13, 1998, Kim Strosnider.