I recently spoke with Michael May, President and Chief Executive Officer of CCRM, a Canadian not-for-profit that develops technologies and launches new companies by supporting both academic and industry activities in the field of regenerative medicine, including cell and gene therapy. Our conversation focused on the intersection of medical devices in Regenerative Medicine.
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Collecting and transmitting biomedical telemetry has never been easier. You can integrate a few off-the-shelf integrated circuits to collect data like ECG waveforms, pulse oximetry, and temperature. Add a few more off-the-shelf parts, and you can fling that data anywhere in the world across the internet.
Hackathons are a fantastic environment for networking between academia and industry, and a real opportunity for students and young professionals to showcase their skills. On the last weekend of September 2018, the Victoria Health Hackathon was hosted by the University of Victoria’s Centre for Biomedical Research in downtown Victoria. The event brought together esteemed professionals […]
It behooves designers to look at the assembly processes early, with a focus on how we can stop critical faults or those that are likely to happen. Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (PFMEA) is a tool to assess potential process failure points during assembly and how the failures could be felt or observed by […]
Are you developing a device that performs a more effective treatment, incorporates novel technology, or is like nothing else on the market? If the answer is “yes” then the new FDA program for breakthrough medical devices may be your best regulatory option.
Did you ever wonder what your co-workers aspire to do during their lifetime? Here are bucket list answers from StarFish employees that may give you a feel for what it’s like to work for, or with, us. They may even inspire your summer vacation.
I am an emergency medicine physician, and Founder and CEO of Vaid Medical Devices. Starfish is working with us on a project to make IV access easier for patients and providers.
One universal attribute of project management is that each company’s deployment will look a little different. Obviously technology commercialization projects are going to be managed differently than infrastructure or IT, but even within the domain of technology projects, there can be considerable difference.
When selecting a method for developing an assay, whether it is for detecting bacteria or simulating fluid, the approach all depends on the application and your target market. For example, Escherichia coli (or E. coli as it is more commonly known) can be found everywhere, from lettuce sold at a supermarket to your kids’ diaper. […]
Medical devices such as glucose meters, stents or dialysis equipment (to name a few) require intimate contact with biological material. They must either interact with bodily fluids, or function within a biological environment. This blog provides 5 of the most common simulated biological fluid recipes to aide in medical device development.
With an enforcement date of May 25, 2018, the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is about to impact medical device manufacturers. Though similar to the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the new GDPR requirements will influence medical device data services by enhancing privacy and security for EU citizens.
The ability to measure the changes in cells’ mechanical properties can reveal crucial insight into the effects of environmental and pathological stresses. Such properties can have far reaching applications, from its use as a diagnostic tool to stem cell research. In this blog I showcase the technique of Micropipette Aspiration, an inexpensive way to measure […]