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More than a year into the pandemic, there have been over 120 million people infected by the COVID-19 virus globally and almost 3 million deaths. Over 400 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered1.
It is all about the sample Point-Of-Care Testing (POCT) has seen a large uptake over the past year driven by the need for on-site testing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We see that often companies focus their attention on one specific sample type and subsequent sample preparation (e.g. blood or nasopharyngeal samples) and build a […]
An expensive pitfall when developing or optimizing a point-of-care device is to jump straight into using clinical samples to steer early design development. Developing or optimizing a point-of-care device is a multi-faceted process.
2020 highlighted the importance of rapid diagnostics. Many companies approached us in 2020 looking to develop a better COVID-19 diagnostic test. No matter what the technology, state of development or size of the company, we have found that the key differentiator between a successful medical device product and an unsuccessful one, was having a good, […]
This blog provides an overview of optical technologies for point of care (POC) medical devices that have been developed or show promise. Point-of-care (POC) testing is diagnostic testing conducted at or near the location where a patient is receiving medical care (away from a clinical laboratory). POC diagnostic devices allow for rapid diagnoses immediately following […]
3 compelling reasons to pursue a Bio Services career in medical devices 2020 highlighted the need for Biotech in medical devices and shone a light on potential careers in this field. The global CoVID-19 pandemic developed and grew over 2020 from the initial focus on traditional medical device development to rapid development and manufacture of […]
StarFish Medical is a platinum sponsor and exhibitor at the BioTEC Biotechnology and Bioengineering Conference, Canada’s premier student-run conference focused on the intersection of healthcare and technology. BioTEC 2020 will take place online on Saturday, November 21st. Lorenzo Gutierrez, Microfluidics manager and Interim Toronto Site Director, will be participating and staffing the StarFish virtual […]
StarFish Medical will host a virtual booth at the CRAFT Virtual Symposium, a 1.5-day event on Nov. 9-10, 2020, that showcases cutting-edge microfluidics research related to organ-on-chips, biofabrication and diagnostic devices. The Centre for Research and Applications in Fluidic Technologies (CRAFT) is a unique partnership between the University of Toronto (UofT) and the National Research Council […]
StarFish Medical Bio Services manager, Nick Allan, is a co-author of an original research article, Multidrug Resistance in Pasteurellaceae Associated With Bovine Respiratory Disease Mortalities in North America From 2011 to 2016, published in the 05 November 2020 online edition of Frontiers in Microbiology. Multidrug-resistant (MDR; resistance to ≥3 antimicrobial classes) members of the Pasteurellaceae family may […]
StarFish Medical Bio Services development work is mentioned in the Quebec Science October-November 2020 issue. SIBO: a digestive disorder with delicate treatment, written by Isabelle Delorme, is subtitled “Symptoms often associated with irritable bowel syndrome sometimes hide another lesser-known digestive disorder: SIBO.” The author notes “Researchers are increasingly interested in the microbiota and the billions […]
The Bio Services Program Design Lead reports directly to the Bio Services Manager. The Bio Services Program Design Lead will support the newly rebranded Bio Services Group. The core areas in the rebranded group will focus around invitro-diagnostics, point-of- care, assay integrations, microfluidic prototyping, and instrument development. This position defines and maintains the vision for […]