Posts categorized as“Community”

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 […]

Brent Godau

Health Hackathons: events with lasting impact

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 […]

Annelies Tjebbes

Medical Device Usability Engineering and Nepalese birthing kits

User engagement throughout the design and subsequent validation process are crucial to the success of all medical technologies, whether high-tech or low-tech.  The smallest details count when designing a medical device: colour, shape, feel, and language – the list goes on.  Technology should be developed with a close understanding of user needs, and consideration of […]

Amanda Cooper

Christmas Tree Decorating – StarFish Medical/ViVitro Labs Style

Each year the team at StarFish Medical takes part in the Festival of Trees, a community event that raises funds for B.C. Children’s Hospital. This year was no exception and the StarFish team (comprised of Steve, Christian, Ted, and Debbie, plus a host of StarFish advisors ;- ) went all out with their creative skills […]

David Dobson

Work that Makes a Difference

The world is full of opportunities to take what you’ve learned in school and life and apply your energy and efforts in ways that allow you to gain a personal profit from your work. This is the easiest and most common route because making money from the application of skill sets and experience provides rewards, both […]

Amanda Cooper

Coming Face to Face with Our End Users

You won’t often find me posting on this blog. I am usually behind the scenes, working on the website or engaging in public relations efforts. Recently, one of those efforts resulted in a wonderful story in the Globe and Mail about our client, ChestMaster. The ChestMaster device is a vest that aids in percussive therapy for individuals […]