Posts categorized as“Biotech”

Joris van der Heijden

Modular Rapid Prototyping for Point of Care Diagnostics

The past five years have seen mainstream adoption of molecular and lateral flow point-of-care diagnostics. To combat the challenges caused by the pandemic, thousands of diagnostic products entered the market eventually paving the way for an accelerated development roadmap. Nowadays, entrepreneurs that want to develop lateral flow or molecular diagnostics can simply find a specialized […]

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 […]

Khaled Youssef

One Platform, Versatile Solutions: Introducing a Modular Platform.

Immunoassays are the heart of most bioanalytical techniques used in clinical and research settings, allowing for accurate detection and quantification of biomolecules. The detection and quantification of an analyte is achieved using capture reagents, usually antibodies or antigens. The binding interactions between the analyte and the capture reagent are highly sensitive and specific, allowing for […]

Gary Skarja

Powering Future Cell and Gene Therapy Manufacturing

Biomanufacturing tools providers play a vital role by developing novel technologies and products to drive down manufacturing costs. This blog discusses 3 areas of technology powering the future of cell and gene therapies (CGT) manufacturing with design and development insights for each area: decentralized manufacturing, closed & automated systems and single-use technologies.

Astero StarFish

Our Top 10 Medical Device Videos of 2023

The number of StarFish Medical YouTube subscribers grew by 32% in 2023 and social media views increased an amazing 100%. This round-up features the 10 most viewed Medical Device videos that we created in 2023. Our 2023 top 10 medical device commercialization videos cover a variety of medical device commercialization topics ranging from Prototyping Proof […]

Gary Skarja

BioProcessing 4.0: Building the Future of Bioprocessing

Bioprocessing (also known as biologics manufacturing) is a branch of the medical industry where bacteria, cells or enzymes are used to create and isolate biopharmaceutical products. This is broadly accomplished in multiple upstream (e.g., cell culture, cultivation and harvesting) and downstream (e.g., filtration, centrifugation and chromatography) unit operations in concert with process analytical technology.

Zhamak Abdi

Using Systems Engineering to Improve Technology Transfer for Early-Stage Biotech Companies

As an early-stage venture grows the process of technology transfer from an academic research laboratory to industry and/or scale-up setting can be a significant challenge for early-stage biotech companies. Transferring novel biotech platforms from academia into commercially relevant products requires a comprehensive mechanism that addresses funding, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, commercialization, competition, and other key […]

Khaled Youssef

The Role of Lipid Nanoparticles in Vaccine Production

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has been a reminder of how effective vaccines are for protecting public health and saving healthcare system resources. The world was brought to its knees at the beginning of the pandemic with countless heartbreaking deaths, but this tragedy catalyzed the accelerated development of different vaccines through collaboration between governments, pharmaceutical companies, […]

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 […]

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