Posts categorized as“Product Development”

Joris van der Heijden

Designing Point of Care Diagnostics

It is all about the sample Point-Of-Care Testing (POCT) has seen a large uptake over the past year driven by the need for on-site testing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We see that often companies focus their attention on one specific sample type and subsequent sample preparation (e.g. blood or nasopharyngeal samples) and build a […]

Nick Allan

TPP: The secret to efficient diagnostic device design

2020 highlighted the importance of rapid diagnostics.  Many companies approached us in 2020 looking to develop a better COVID-19 diagnostic test.  No matter what the technology, state of development or size of the company, we have found that the key differentiator between a successful medical device product and an unsuccessful one, was having a good, […]

Brian King

Medical device color management options

Why Colour-rendering Accuracy is Critical for Full-Colour Medical Device Color Management “A picture is worth a thousand words.” That truism is no-less apt when it comes to medical devices, particularly when an accurate record or real-time presentation of tissue appearance is key to appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Join over 6000 medical device professionals who receive our engineering, regulatory and commercialization insights and tips every month.