Posts categorized as“Engineering”

There are lots of stories about FDA recalls where the FDA notes that if the vendor had followed the FDA’s approach, the recall could have been avoided. With that as our inspiration, our blogging team of medical device designers, developers, QA/RA, and manufacturing professionals recently brainstormed 11 medical device development mistakes that have surfaced multiple […]

Medical devices such as glucose meters, stents or dialysis equipment (to name a few) require intimate contact with biological material. They must either interact with bodily fluids, or function within a biological environment. This blog provides 5 of the most common simulated biological fluid recipes to aide in medical device development.

The New Year brings reflection and desire to improve.  We asked our designers, engineers, manufacturing, supply chain and regulatory experts to consider projects finished in 2017 and think about things they could have done better or wish they had considered. Here is their list of 2018 resolutions and smart things to do that would speed […]

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 […]

Blockchain technology introduces new secured measures for keeping authentic and anonymously real time personal data in decentralized manner. It can be expected that upon maturity the blockchain technology behind Bitcoin will gain the required trust and be used extensively by partners of the highly regulated healthcare ecosystems: patients, regulators, clinics, pharmacies, insurers, laboratories, technology developers […]

We love creating StarFish Medical videos to help viewers learn about medical device design, development and manufacture.  We also appreciate the opportunity to showcase our talented team. It’s a great way to get a better sense of the people you will be partnering with at StarFish. The top 10 viewed Starfish Medical videos for 2017 […]

Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (PFMEA) can be a powerful tool to identify potential failures in the manufacturing process of medical device, and help prioritize which failures should be improved first. However, the effort required to complete a PFMEA can take many hours, which costs money. Applying PFMEA efficiently will be addressed in this […]