Posts categorized as“Biotech”

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 […]

Mike Loveless

Science Fiction Medical Devices

Real medical devices from the imagination of science fiction Many shows, movies, books and videogames feature science fiction medical devices and technologies that seem otherworldly and far beyond our capabilities. We often can’t believe a lot of them are real because their impact on the characters is so dramatic. However, the imagination and creativity of […]

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 […]

Nick Allan

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. […]

Nick Allan

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 […]

Susan Bantroch

Consider these 3 areas carefully when testing medical devices in a Biolab

Keep your project on time, within budget  Testing medical devices in a Biolab often requires changing locations from an engineering lab to a Biosecurity Level 2 (BSL2) BioLab that can facilitate specialized tests involving potentially dangerous microorganisms, tissues and biological fluids. Careful pre-planning is required for timely experiments to take place in BSL2 BioLabs. Poorly […]

Chrystal Palaty

6 Commercialization insights from serial medtech entrepreneurs

Participant’s takeaways from 2019 Medical Device Playbook Medical Device Playbook was conceived as a way to inspire entrepreneurship and connect the many players in the Medical Device world. In seven words, I would describe this as an “informative and inspirational storytelling event, great people.” Medtech innovators and investors described their first-hand commercialization, partnership, regulatory, and […]

Brian Hanrahan

How Regenerative Medicine will transform therapeutic medical devices

50 years of research in stem cell biology, immunology, molecular biology, genomics, engineering and advanced materials, are transforming the therapeutic landscape much like antibiotics once did for infectious diseases.  Regenerative Medicine (RM) and advanced therapeutic products encompass a very diverse and broad range of approaches that enable the body to repair, replace, restore and regenerate […]

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