Posts by Nick Allan

Nick Allan

Why a CoVID-19 Point of Care Diagnostic will help insure our future

What is a coronavirus and why a CoVID-19 Point of Care Diagnostic is so important The virus that causes CoViD19 is a coronavirus. The viruses are so called because the virus physically looks like a crown (‘corona’ derived from ancient Greek word for crown) when imaged by electron microscopy.  These coronaviruses are a group of […]

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5 biological sciences medical device breakthroughs for this decade

Biological sciences medical device breakthroughs for this decade have a solid base to build upon. 3D tissue printing, advancements in cell therapy and regenerative medicine and gene editing breakthroughs were developed and adopted in the last decade.   Developing these technologies into commercial products and practical medical devices will be the work of the 2020 decade. […]

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Katherine Elvira Interview: How microfluidics will impact medical device diagnostics

Dr. Katherine Elvira recently spoke with Nick Allan about her work developing lab-on-a-chip (microfluidic) technologies to investigate how drugs enter human cells and to analyze how they perform when given to patients. Dr. Elvira is the Canada Research Chair in New Materials and Techniques for Health Applications and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at […]

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10 things I learned from Bad Blood

What Yeast, Richard Nixon, a CIA agent, a Teenager, Donald Trump and $9 billion dollars have to do with a Fake Medical Device Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup was at the top of my 2018 summer fun reading list.  It was released in May 2018 and written by John Carreyrou (the two […]

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Infectious diseases Point of Care assay industry trends

For insight into Infectious diseases Point of Care (POC) assay industry trends I’ve summarized several leading sources for trends including the World Health Organization, the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) meeting key topics, and an Ipsos Mori poll published by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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