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 […]
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The demand for medical devices that must do more with less power is continually increasing. So, what kind of tricks can we designers resort to in order to keep up with increasingly stringent power requirements? As usual, creativity and good judgement play a key role in successful designs. Here are 10 tips to help improve […]
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing is a key part of device development for medical or other devices. It consists of two different sets of tests: Emissions testing, and immunity testing. As you might guess from the name, emissions testing looks at the electromagnetic emissions from the device under test (DUT), while immunity testing looks at what […]
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.
50 years of research in stem cell biology, immunology, molecular biology, genomics, engineering and advanced materials, are transforming the therapeutic landscape much like antibiotics once did for infectious diseases. Regenerative Medicine (RM) and advanced therapeutic products encompass a very diverse and broad range of approaches that enable the body to repair, replace, restore and regenerate […]
I suggest that Regenerative Medicine will be associated with a parallel revolution in medicine- much like introduction of the world wide web and the internet in the ’90s caused a revolution in global communications and information technologies. As with all revolutions, history records that there are those that can thrive, adapt and ride the tides […]
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 […]
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 […]
On a quiet Monday morning, before the first cup of coffee has been poured, a faint sound can be heard coming from inside the organized chaos of an engineering lab. Tucked away in a corner, somewhere between an ever seemingly broken 3D printing machine and a box of orphaned circuit boards, a laptop screen glows […]
It goes without saying that women are anatomically different from men. Health conditions affect women differently and women have different health concerns than men. Because of this, more companies and start-ups are focusing on addressing medical conditions specific to women.
Alarm fatigue is a multifaceted problem, and its presence is influenced by a variety of factors. Preliminary investigation into the intended use environment of a medical device is a crucial step in identifying key desirable, and undesirable features – including auditory cues and warnings.
Observation can be a powerful tool. It allows industrial designers to better understand how a product will be used by different users in different environments. Setting up an observation session can be quite time consuming. Finding the right participants and holding sessions is a lot of work. Here are three tips to make the most […]