Posts by Lorenzo Gutierrez

Lorenzo Gutierrez

7 “ZOMBIE” Microfluidic Cartridge Early Indicators

Recommendations to Avoid Non-Functional Cartridges The popular Netflix series “The Walking Dead” is all about “Zombies” – people that look normal but lack the ability to function as normal. In microfluidics, there are cartridges that seem perfectly normal and functional but are not due to internal defects. They are “the walking dead“ or “Zombie cartridges” destined […]

Lorenzo Gutierrez

Five Applications Using Microfluidic Machine Learning

Microfluidics is a powerful tool on its own, but over the past years, the combination of microfluidics and Machine Learning (ML) has enabled microfluidic technologies to push into new areas and applications. Microfluidics is a fluid handling technique which takes place inside micro-channels or pathways using nano/microliter volumes. It has been used in many applications […]

Lorenzo Gutierrez

Beyond the hype: Medical Device Artificial Intelligence (AI)

This blog explores medical device artificial intelligence (AI) with an overview of  AI, medical applications and devices, the investment landscape, and medical device artificial intelligence regulatory implications. The term artificial intelligence (AI) has been over marketed and abused.  For instance, a rice cooker with AI, a watch powered by AI, a restaurant ordering app with […]

Lorenzo Gutierrez

Top 10 COVID-19 Medical innovations

Rapid technological advancement is often triggered by external events such as international conflicts, political pressure, economic downturn, competitions or disease.  The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered the drive for technological advancement. Scientists, engineers and innovators have risen to the challenge by doing that which they do best – designing, building and prototyping. Here are my top […]

Lorenzo Gutierrez

Using Smartphones as a Medical Device for Point-of-Care Applications

What makes smartphones as a medical device exciting as potential point of care platform? Smartphones are the most widely used portable devices in the world today.  According to Statita, the number of current worldwide smartphone users is around 3.5 billion.  This means that 45% of the world’s population owns a smartphone. It is predicted that […]

Lorenzo Gutierrez

8 Tips to implement POC diagnostic platform optical detection

This blog offers eight tips to help successfully implement a POC diagnostic platform optical detection with a disposable microfluidic cartridge. With the changing healthcare ecosystem, demand for point-of-care (POC) testing kits is expanding globally. Medical technology companies are accelerating development or repurposing platforms to address the need for portable diagnostic tools at the point of […]

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