Posts categorized as“Business”

Nigel Syrotuck

RoHS 2 vs RoHS 3 impact on medical devices

Note: RoHS 3 is a colloquial term referring to Delegated Directive (EU) 2015/863, which is actually an amendment to RoHS 2 (Directive 2011/65/EU) rather than a standalone Directive. Though this terminology has become somewhat common (common enough to keep using the term here), it’s technically inaccurate. Originally published in April 2016, the article is updated […]

Tammy Dewar

Is there job growth potential?

Don’t underestimate the value of leadership development Employers who question the value of training often ask “What if we train people and they leave?” As a leadership development facilitator and coach, I often respond, “What if you don’t train people and they stay?” I’ve spent literally thousands of dollars investing in my own development, and […]

Astero StarFish

How an extended recruiting process benefits candidates

Job hunting can be daunting. Many candidates would like to get the process over as quickly as possible. But, an extended recruiting process benefits candidates and companies. This blog shares insights on the StarFish Medical hiring process from recent hires, Master Planner, Paulina Osuna and Senior Software Engineer, Russell Haley, our People and Culture Director, […]

Astero StarFish

Our Top 10 medical device development videos in 2020

Our top 2020 medical device development videos include 6 new videos. They join favorites from previous years and cover subjects including 2020 updates, COVID implications for research and POC devices, optimizing founder value, manufacturing for NPI, IVD insights, and working at StarFish.

Astero StarFish

What’s the worst mistake you can make when developing a medical device?

How many have you made? We posed the question, “What’s the worst mistake you can make when developing a medical device?” to our team of engineering, design, quality, regulatory and manufacturing experts. The answers were fast and furious (well, filled with enthusiasm) and in no particular order of importance, May you read and learn from […]

Lorenzo Gutierrez

Top 10 COVID-19 Medical innovations

Rapid technological advancement is often triggered by external events such as international conflicts, political pressure, economic downturn, competitions or disease.  The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered the drive for technological advancement. Scientists, engineers and innovators have risen to the challenge by doing that which they do best – designing, building and prototyping. Here are my top […]

Tim Park

Tools and tips for holding COVID-19 friendly brainstorming meetings

Brainstorm Better with COVID-19 friendly brainstorming meetings Just because your team is working from home due to COVID-19, doesn’t mean your ability to work collaboratively has to suffer. Our design team has been working collaboratively between two offices on opposite ends of  Canada for more than three years now. Holding a meeting online might not […]

Alexandra Reid

Medical Device Coverage & Reimbursement Tips and Trends

Expert Advice from the 16th Annual Medical Device Coverage & Reimbursement Conference A medical device sponsor must feel like they have successfully climbed Mount Everest when they receive their approval from the FDA – but in reality, they’ve only reached the first Base Camp. There is still a challenging uphill climb before receiving the real […]

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