Jess Hickman

Best Practices for Managing Work/Life Balance

Managing Work/Life balanceThe topic of managing work/life balance came up during a recent meeting. Most of the group acknowledged that it’s a tricky thing to manage. It sounds like it’s just two things: work and life. But it’s so much more than that. Life is broken out into many areas such as family, friends, health, hobbies, and community involvement, just to name a few. Some team members felt like their balance was good, while a few felt that they could do better and wanted ideas.

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Stephanie Willerth

Three Reasons to Think Canada When Developing Regenerative Medicine, Microfluidic-Based assays, and Cell Therapy Applications 

Developing Regenerative Medicine or Microfluidic-Based assaysPersonalized medicine approaches can transform the field of biomanufacturing through the use of additive manufacturing technologies. Successful implementation of such processes requires an interdisciplinary effort with engineers, biologists, and clinicians working together to achieve success developing regenerative medicine, microfluidic-based assays, or cell therapy applications.

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Tess Carswell

Developing and Running an Industry-Integrated Human Factors Engineering Course

Although engineering students graduate from their program well-equipped with the theoretical concepts taught in class, they often lack practical knowledge regarding their particular industry [1]. Such gaps between technical teachings and industry requirements could potentially be filled by integrating an industry perspective into programs and course delivery. Further benefit can be derived when such industry-integrated courses offer new and crucial material.

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Statistical Techniques for Streamlining Medical Device Design Verification

Medical Device Design VerificationMany techniques can be employed in order to simplify formal verification testing. These techniques expedite the product development process and reduce cost. During verification planning, the required sample size (and therefore the number of devices that need to be built prior to production), can be minimized by the choice of verification method.

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Taimoor Khan

FDA Action Plan for AI/ML in SaMD (Software as a Medical Device)

FDA Action Plan for AI/MLArtificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies have a huge potential to change the way we look at our current health care practices. AI/ML enable new insights derived from the huge amount of data that is collected every day in the health care sector. This blog provides an overview of the FDA action plan for AI/ML in software as a medical device and lists some best practices.

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Astero StarFish

15 Favorite Reads from 2021

Favorite Reads from 2021This blog is inspired by a LinkedIn post from Arash Samimi and the upcoming holiday break.
“I often think of reading books as a means to create a worldview. I want to know what the world looks like today, how we got here and how we can do better tomorrow. The world opportunities and challenges are infinite. It is a gigantic puzzle. That being said, in 2020, I tried to diversify my readings toward creating a big picture of the world – from leadership to technology, retirement, empowerment, society, education, data and startups. Here are 8 of the books I read in 2020.
Book suggestions?”
Our content team took Arash’s idea and offer up fifteen favorite reads from 2021. In no particular order, their selections cover business, fiction, biographies, self-improvement and create a StarFish worldview.

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