One of the goals of good medical device design is to turn a lot of complicated science and engineering into a simple package that’s easy to use and understand. To help achieve this goal, remember that less is more when designing user interfaces, device enclosures, and instructions.
Posts categorized as“Uncategorized”
Navigating water ingress in medical devices can be tricky, as one of the key requirements for ISO 60601-1 is the protection against ingress. With so much development focused on the functioning of the medical device, ingress protection can be overlooked or left late in the development phase as something that is easily solvable.
As a seasoned project manager, and years of trial and error, I have come up with a few proven ways to manage technical teams with the goal for everyone to win. The results are usually a happy and collaborative team and a satisfied client. Here are five practical tips for managing technical teams.
I would like to take us all back to high school Biology for a moment to remember the concept of emergent properties. These properties only come out when individual parts start interacting with each other in any given system. Take common salt for example. The fact that it tastes salty does not mean that the sodium and chlorine which make up salt also taste salty. Saltiness […]
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.
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.