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Mark Drlik

Why You Should Add Barium Sulfate Radiopacity in Plastics for Medical Device Design

Sometimes radiopacity is required to visualize the location of your device during a procedure, or perhaps to make sure it’s where you left it. When x-rays are utilized with metallic objects, the image can suffer from shadowing effects due to the strong contrast with the surrounding tissue or bone. An ideal radiopaque solution is a […]

Kenneth MacCallum

What’s the Point of Medical Device Proof of Concepts (POCs)?

Throughout the development of a product there are technology-related project risks that have the potential to negatively impact budget and timeline. At StarFish, our development process defines medical device proof-of-concept (POC) prototypes to mitigate these risks, either by resolving the uncertainty one way or the other, or by testing the use of a new or […]

Bjarne Hansen

Hacking Medical Devices

Hacking (gaining access to a device through unintended means) commonly has negative connotations, but it need not imply an intent to destroy data or harm hardware. I’ll use the term Hacking in this blog, with the acknowledgement that when malicious intent is involved, a better term is Cracking. Hacking medical devices is not new, but […]

Boyd Allin

Staged Medical Device Development

Developing a complex medical device spans a significant period of time and a significant expertise spectrum. Early ideation and technology development through transfer to volume manufacturing covers a tremendous range of skill sets. Staged product development as employed by StarFish has some unique benefits for dealing with the changing skill sets required throughout the development […]

Mark Drlik

The Usefulness of Computational Fluid Dynamics in Medical Device Design

First principles calculations are the best way to give a design concept a reality check and worthy fluid dynamics books have a wealth of reference information on drag coefficients, major/minor losses, hydraulic diameter calculations, and a trusty Moody diagram. However, sometimes the problem is less intuitive… For example, non-Newtonian fluid flow, actual flow from a fan, […]

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