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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.

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 […]

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 […]