Posts by Nick Allan

Nick Allan

Canadian Medtech Entrepreneurs: Reduce your Medical Device R&D costs by 50%

5 Easy Steps to Complete a Canadian SR&ED application The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SRED or SR&ED) Tax Incentive Program has long been the unsung hero of many of Canada’s science and technology development Cinderella stories. The Canadian SR&ED program provides support in the form of tax credits and/or refunds, to corporations, partnerships or […]

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Autonomous Clinical Chemistry Assay Design Considerations to Mitigate Interference

This review highlights how designing Autonomous Clinical Chemistry Assay diagnostic products with kinetic read outs helps mitigate challenges with interference that are especially relevant in point of care diagnostics (POCD). Topics covered include Kinetic Assay Versus Endpoint Assay, Point of Care, Hook Effect, Clinical Laboratories Standards Institute, and real time laboratory diagnostics.

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Biotech in medical device companies

3 compelling reasons to pursue a Bio Services career in medical devices 2020 highlighted the need for Biotech in medical devices and shone a light on potential careers in this field.  The global CoVID-19 pandemic developed and grew over 2020 from the initial focus on traditional medical device development to rapid development and manufacture 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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How to research the Infectious Disease Diagnostics market potential

The internet is full of great research data. This blog shows how to research four questions one should address when considering Infectious Disease Diagnostics market potential by using public information. I explain how publicly posted research and reports can help analyse and build answers for activities like developing a new PoC Assay.

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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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