Posts categorized as“Microfluidics”

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Joris van der Heijden

A Guide to Lean and Agile Medical Device Product Development

The success of development programs in the medical device and equipment industry almost always relies on hitting technical milestones that coincide with internal or external fundraising efforts. Especially early in the program, it is critical to hit technical milestones in a cost-sensitive and timely manner. This will eventually determine if a program has legs or […]

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 […]

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