Medical Device Plug-and-Play Interoperability & Cybersecurity Lab

Our Lab


About the Lab

The original Medical Device Plug-and-Play (MD PnP) Lab located at 65 Landsdowne Street in Cambridge opened in 2006. That 1800 sq. ft. facility provided an environment of computing and medical device resources to support projects by the MD PnP team and collaborators. In August 2017, the facility was replaced with a  custom-built 3200 sq. ft. lab suite that greatly expanded our capabilities to support medical device system interoperability and cybersecurity research and testing.

We continue to use the lab as a pre-clinical “Virtual Hospital” sandbox to demonstrate and research novel clinical scenarios enabled by interoperability, Smart and Autonomous Medical Systems, custom medical device and networking technologies, and to showcase emerging Medical Internet of Things (MIoT) solutions. We welcome your collaboration.

What's Under The Hood

Partial List of Lab Equipment

+ Anesthesia Machines

+ Critical Care Ventilators

+ Pulse Oximeters

+ Central Monitoring Stations

+ IoT health platforms

+ Medical gas pipeline supply

+ Networking patch panels in each room 

+ Custom-built real-time networking hardware

+ Embedded computers

+ Switches and routers

+ Access to other equipment through collaborations with Mass General Brigham Biomedical Engineering


+ Infusion pumps

Syringe pumps

Large-volume infusion pumps

PCA modules

Dual channel & single channel infusion pumps

Remotely controllable pumps

+ Patient Monitors

Anesthesia patient monitor

Transport monitors

ICU monitors

OR monitors

Respiratory gas monitors

+ Patient Simulators 

Test Lungs and Breath Simulation Module

Multi-parameter vital signs

Pulse oximetry

Non-invasive blood pressure

Software simulators in OpenICE

Software-controlled hardware simulators


Visit the Lab

Directions to the MD PnP Lab

The the MD PnP Lab is located at 
Driving Directions & Parking

There is limited 2-hour metered parking on Landsdowne Street. Garages are located across the street at 80 Landsdowne. Garage parking is ~ $25 with validation from the front desk security guard at 65 Landsdowne.

Logan Airport - 7 miles

Taxi from Logan airport ranges from 20-35 minutes depending on traffic conditions.

Returning to Logan via Uber/Lyft: The app may show your location as 65 or 80 Landsdowne St. You can accept either address since the car will arrive on Landsdowne between those two addresses anyway.

Public transportation (Train + Bus + Walking) will take 60-90 minutes.

Walking Directions from the Central Square T - 1/2 mile

From the Central Square T stop on the Red Line, exit the station and walk SE on Massachusetts Avenue toward Boston / MIT (you will pass the Middle East Restaurant with large murals on your right). Make a right on Sidney Street. When you approach 64 Sidney Street, enter the small park on your left stay to the right. You will see the entrance to 65 Landsdowne on your right, facing the park.

Shuttle from Mass General Brigham Hospitals

If you are coming from Mass General Hospital or Brigham & Women’s, there is a free shuttle that leaves on the hour and the half hour, all day. Take the the white van that says MGH > 65 Landsdowne > MIT.

MGH: Shuttle picks up at the Jackson/Grey entrance

BWH: Shuttle picks up at the corner of Binney and Francis Streets

Nearby Hotels

Le Meridien Cambridge Hotel
20 Sidney Street, Cambridge
5-minute walk. (Closest hotel)

Courtyard Boston Cambridge
777 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02139, Cambridge
1.0 miles (Typically best value and government rates)

Marriott Residence Inn, Kendall Square
6 Cambridge Center (Broadway & Ames), Cambridge
0.9 miles / 10-minute cab ride
25 Edwin H. Land Boulevard, Cambridge
10-minute car ride
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