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Technical articles focused on the design, development, and commercialization of single-use regulated devices. 

Linnea Morrison

Linnea is a Marketing Associate at Boyd Technologies where she is responsible for managing digital content. Linnea grew up on a sheep farm in New Zealand. In high school, she moved with her family to a goat farm in Maine. Linnea received a BA in Atmospheric Science from Cornell University. An avid outdoors person, she enjoys mountain biking, skiing and snowshoeing with her husband in the Berkshires.

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Development of Paper-Based Microfluidics Devices for Point-of-Care Testing

In Brief

Developments in the in vitro diagnostics (IVD) industry have been driven by global trends such as the prevalence of chronic diseases, an aging population, the increase in the occurrence of contagious diseases, and the influence of technology innovators. These trends, plus the desire for ease of use and a general acceptance of personalized care by consumers in developed and developing countries, have influenced IVD developments.

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Common Material Challenges in Miniaturizing In Vitro Diagnostics

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The miniaturization of diagnostic tests comes with several unique challenges. The aim is to transform the fast turnaround time and specificity of Lab on a Chip (LOC) diagnostics into a mass-produced product that delivers the same result to consumers in the real world. For researchers, overcoming these challenges means designing specifications and meeting investors' requirements in order to manufacture a product that meets customers' needs to a high degree of accuracy.

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Interview: Following up with Professor Charles Cooney on Bioprocessing

In Brief

We had the opportunity to sit down with Charles L. Cooney (Robert T. Haslam Professor of Chemical Engineering, MIT) to discuss what he sees as being on the horizon for biopharmaceuticals and single-use; how the field has advanced since the publication of his white paper on continuous bioprocessing; and some of the advantages and challenges in single-use technology. An excerpt from our interview is published below:

 

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5 Characteristics of Successful Medical Device Product Launches

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The creation of a new medical device involves many steps from initial concept to finished product. Every year billions of dollars are invested in research and development in this industry worldwide. The success (or failure) of the new technology will have a major impact on a company's bottom line.

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Anatomy of Films Used in Bioprocessing

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In the early days of disposable medical devices, the biopharmaceutical industry manufactured single-use films made with "off-the-shelf" materials borrowed from other industries, such as food. Over the years, various experiences and research into the safety of medical grade materials have taught manufacturers that using materials not specifically designed and intended for use with pharmaceuticals was not the wisest choice.

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