Posts categorized as“Engineering”

Brian King

Using Monte Carlo Simulation for Biomedical Device Design

Light from biomedical devices interacts with human tissue, which contains a variety of structures and cell sizes and shapes. In many cases, optical scattering plays a strong role in the propagation of optical radiation. One common approach to simulating scattering is the Monte Carlo technique. Popular optics-simulation software incorporates Monte Carlo scattering, allowing you to […]

Nick Allan

5 biological sciences medical device breakthroughs for this decade

Biological sciences medical device breakthroughs for this decade have a solid base to build upon. 3D tissue printing, advancements in cell therapy and regenerative medicine and gene editing breakthroughs were developed and adopted in the last decade.   Developing these technologies into commercial products and practical medical devices will be the work of the 2020 decade. […]

Kristofor Dolberg

Advantages and Disadvantages of Designing a Custom PCB 

When designing an electrical or electronic system, product designers may find themselves asking “Should we be spinning a custom PCB (Printed Circuit Board), or hand-wiring on a perfboard or breadboard?” This article discusses some of the advantages and disadvantages of Designing a Custom PCB identified during a group discussion of StarFish Medical electronic engineers.

Zach Mears

How to get the most from your FDM 3D printer

Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) desktop 3D printers have become a huge part of prototyping and testing. Knowing how to get the most out of your 3D printer is increasingly important when designing parts. There are countless factors that influence the quality of your final printed parts, such as print temperature, layer height, and print speed. […]

Aaron Philippsen

How to construct a custom differential screw

Understanding a differential screw and how to construct one I recently had to construct a custom differential screw when designing a precision test fixture for one of our medical device projects.  We used it to locate a test piece within +/-0.03mm. This motion required minimal force, and each part required a set of specific locating […]

Astero StarFish

Top 10 medical device commercialization lessons and tips

We asked our development and commercialization experts to share their top medical device commercialization lessons and tips based upon actual medical device development and commercialization experiences.  Their recommendations cover projects from working at StarFish as well as other medical device organizations.  Many include links to blogs with additional information. Here are 10 ideas to increase […]

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