EMC (Electromagnetic compatibility) compliance is an essential requirement for all electronic medical devices. Usually, designers partner with EMC labs (certified testing) facilities in order to assess device compliance. In this blog members of the StarFish Electrical Engineering team share tips for a productive and successful assessment during your EMC lab visit.
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An alpha device may look like it’s finished, but it’s not a medical device. A basic principle of medical device commercialization is that even though an alpha device looks like it’s finished – cool housing, looks like a device – it’s not a medical device until it passes regulatory standards and receives regulatory clearance, after […]
StarFish Employees share their favorite activities To celebrate the summer solstice, StarFish employees shared their summer plans and favorite warm weather activities. Spoiler alert: There’s definitely a theme in this place…
Improve your medical device innovation process Everyone has a mental toolkit of innovation – a series of patterns that innovative people find. They take something and they break it into pieces or they take pieces and put them together or they put things upside down or they hollow them out or they turn them inside […]
As part of our 20th anniversary celebrations, we asked our experts to share the biggest lesson they have learned in medical device commercialization. Several themes emerged: budgets, production readiness, usability, and what to tackle first. Here are their top 13 lessons learned in no particular order.
Looking for a good resolution to improve your medical device commercialization in 2019? Here are 9 great resolutions recommended by our team of engineers, designers, QA/RA, and manufacturing professionals.
StarFish Medical videos are created to help viewers learn about medical device design, development and manufacture. They are also a great way to get a better sense of the people you will be partnering with at StarFish. The top 10 viewed Starfish Medical videos for 2018 include 2 new videos and many favorites from previous […]
Four new medtech blogs and three new authors joined our 2018 “most read” list. Regulatory was the most popular topic, followed by electrical engineering, software, and supply chain.
Many entrepreneurs underestimate the importance of ramping up medical device manufacturing in a small and controlled way – sort of a slow ramp. They often overestimate how quickly they’re going to require high volume and underestimate the value of post-release design changes and the effort that will be required in early launch.
We asked our new product introduction (NPI) team to reflect on their collective experiences transferring medical devices from design to production. Their top tips for production readiness are listed below.
Did you ever wonder what your co-workers aspire to do during their lifetime? Here are bucket list answers from StarFish employees that may give you a feel for what it’s like to work for, or with, us. They may even inspire your summer vacation.
There are lots of stories about FDA recalls where the FDA notes that if the vendor had followed the FDA’s approach, the recall could have been avoided. With that as our inspiration, our blogging team of medical device designers, developers, QA/RA, and manufacturing professionals recently brainstormed 11 medical device development mistakes that have surfaced multiple […]