Posts categorized as“Biotech”

Astero StarFish

The Future of BioManufacturing

Six BioManufacturing Trends to Watch in 2022 The COVID-19 pandemic shed a light on the strengths and shortcomings of the global biotech infrastructure in relation to pandemic readiness and general support of biotech innovation.

Stephanie Willerth

Three Reasons to Think Canada When Developing Regenerative Medicine, Microfluidic-Based assays, and Cell Therapy Applications 

Personalized medicine approaches can transform the field of biomanufacturing through the use of additive manufacturing technologies. Successful implementation of such processes requires an interdisciplinary effort with engineers, biologists, and clinicians working together to achieve success developing regenerative medicine, microfluidic-based assays, or cell therapy applications.

Joris van der Heijden

Developing a Diagnostic Product for Use Outside a Laboratory

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased diagnostic testing outside the confinement of the laboratory. The hope is to enable healthcare professionals to perform testing in places where it was previously unthinkable to sample patients and directly analyze test results. Such places now include your home, airports, or the workplace. These innovative solutions greatly reduce the time […]

Ryan Field

Microfluidic Optics in Diagnostic Platforms

This blog discusses implementation of optics in microfluidics systems including: Ways that lenses can be implemented on microfluidic cartridges; an overview of optical detection techniques used in microfluidics systems; and methods used in measuring fluorescence on microfluidic platforms. Optical systems play an important role in microfluidic platforms. Such systems are the most reliable apparatuses for […]

Jurgen Frasheri

Five Critical Considerations in Designing Microfluidic Cartridges

Developing microfluidic devices can be a daunting task not unlike the development of other medical or in-vitro diagnostic devices. Development typically arises from the need to miniaturize and automate existing assays for microbiological applications such as ELISA, PCR, flow cytometry, etc. This blog covers key considerations which we have found increase the chances of success […]

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 […]

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