Posts categorized as“Product Development”

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. […]

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 […]

Dana Trousil

First-to-Market Vs. robust commercialization: trade-offs, tips, and tactics

Bringing your medical device to market involves a lot of trade-offs. First-to-Market Vs. robust commercialization process. Do you launch quickly with a minimum viable product? There may be significant post-launch changes in order to be the first to market. Possible negative feedback from rushing to market may destroy any device adoption. Perhaps going through an […]

Susan Bantroch

Consider these 3 areas carefully when testing medical devices in a Biolab

Keep your project on time, within budget  Testing medical devices in a Biolab often requires changing locations from an engineering lab to a Biosecurity Level 2 (BSL2) BioLab that can facilitate specialized tests involving potentially dangerous microorganisms, tissues and biological fluids. Careful pre-planning is required for timely experiments to take place in BSL2 BioLabs. Poorly […]

Hannah Rusak-Gillrie

How to turn patient imaging data into functional 3D models

Patient imaging data is a powerful and robust source for developing anatomically accurate and functional 3D models. Having an accurate representation of anatomy available to engineers and designers during product brainstorming and design is an invaluable resource. This blog outlines the process of creating 3D models, and innovative methods to use them throughout medical device […]

Kenneth MacCallum

Temperature Measurement and the Application of NTC Thermistors 

When I say temperature sensors, you’ll likely think thermocouples. But today I’d like to discuss NTC thermistors. Medical devices regularly need to measure  temperature. Often engineers overlook or under-estimate the inherent challenges. Whether designing in thermal measurement and control capability or just temporarily instrumenting up a test rig, it’s worth thinking about how the device […]

Astero StarFish

5 tips for a productive EMC lab visit

EMC (Electromagnetic compatibility) compliance is an essential requirement for all electronic medical devices. Usually, designers partner with EMC labs (certified testing) facilities in order to assess device compliance. In this blog members of the StarFish Electrical Engineering team share tips for a productive and successful assessment during your EMC lab visit.

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