The value proposition is easy to see and the advantages can be well worth the investment. Connected medical devices are shaking up the industry. Look at just about any home healthcare device in the last few years: chances are, you’ll find some sort of wireless chipset inside to radio information to the internet for telemedicine […]
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Despite a high number of university or college graduates looking for entry level work in the tech industry, companies still report difficulty in hiring . This is in part due to a medtech skills gap between entry level work and university training. Industry involvement in academia has the power to address this issue. Who better […]
As part of our 20th anniversary celebrations, we asked our experts to share the biggest lesson they have learned in medical device commercialization. Several themes emerged: budgets, production readiness, usability, and what to tackle first. Here are their top 13 lessons learned in no particular order.
As a seasoned project manager, and years of trial and error, I have come up with a few proven ways to manage technical teams with the goal for everyone to win. The results are usually a happy and collaborative team and a satisfied client. Here are five practical tips for managing technical teams.
While every inventor wants his/her product to reach the market first, it is not often an easy task. The technical capabilities required are many in number and the unknowns are greater. This is even truer for medical device first-time entrepreneurs who have a prototype and are maneuvering through processes, FDA requirements, certifications and mass manufacturing […]
In 2016, I had the exciting opportunity to join StarFish Medical’s electrical engineering department for an eight-month co-op. I ended up enjoying the fast paced, exciting, hands on work so much that I returned during my fourth year of studies and have since continued into a full-time job since graduating this past spring.
Looking for a good resolution to improve your medical device commercialization in 2019? Here are 9 great resolutions recommended by our team of engineers, designers, QA/RA, and manufacturing professionals.
StarFish Medical videos are created to help viewers learn about medical device design, development and manufacture. They are also a great way to get a better sense of the people you will be partnering with at StarFish. The top 10 viewed Starfish Medical videos for 2018 include 2 new videos and many favorites from previous […]
When choosing a manufacturer to launch your medical device, there are a lot of things to consider and options to compare. Cost, quality and lead time usually lead the list. Which ones are most important for your device? In this blog I’m going to focus on an often overlooked attribute that should be a high […]
Many entrepreneurs underestimate the importance of ramping up medical device manufacturing in a small and controlled way – sort of a slow ramp. They often overestimate how quickly they’re going to require high volume and underestimate the value of post-release design changes and the effort that will be required in early launch.
Hackathons are a fantastic environment for networking between academia and industry, and a real opportunity for students and young professionals to showcase their skills. On the last weekend of September 2018, the Victoria Health Hackathon was hosted by the University of Victoria’s Centre for Biomedical Research in downtown Victoria. The event brought together esteemed professionals […]
In a previous medical device company, I worked on a project where First-to-Market (FTM) was a deemed a priority for the company’s survival. To meet that highly compressed timeline, we decided to skip the phase-gate process and replace it with a FTM production release strategy. FTM product commercialization carries a much higher overall project risk […]