Posts categorized as“Eastern Region”

Lorenzo Gutierrez

Beyond the hype: Medical Device Artificial Intelligence (AI)

This blog explores medical device artificial intelligence (AI) with an overview of  AI, medical applications and devices, the investment landscape, and medical device artificial intelligence regulatory implications. The term artificial intelligence (AI) has been over marketed and abused.  For instance, a rice cooker with AI, a watch powered by AI, a restaurant ordering app with […]

Ryan Field

Overview of Optical Technologies for Point of Care Medical Devices

This blog provides an overview of optical technologies for point of care (POC) medical devices that have been developed or show promise. Point-of-care (POC) testing is diagnostic testing conducted at or near the location where a patient is receiving medical care (away from a clinical laboratory). POC diagnostic devices allow for rapid diagnoses immediately following […]

Nick Allan

Biotech in medical device companies

3 compelling reasons to pursue a Bio Services career in medical devices 2020 highlighted the need for Biotech in medical devices and shone a light on potential careers in this field.  The global CoVID-19 pandemic developed and grew over 2020 from the initial focus on traditional medical device development to rapid development and manufacture of […]

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.

Mike Loveless

Why qualitative research for medical device design?

The value of qualitative research in a highly regulated industry When designing medical devices, it is important to remember that, just like consumer products, the devices we are creating interact with humans. They will be used by humans, on humans. Aspects of design like comfort, perception, behavior, information communication, all play a role in creating […]

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 […]

Ryan Field

Spectrometer from home materials

Make a real-time, wavelength-calibrated spectrometer using common household items. Like many others, I’m currently working from home due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Fortunately, a significant portion of my optical engineering work, such as research, modelling and design, can be done without going into the office. On the other hand, I generally avoid going into […]

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 […]

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