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As designers, sometimes we have to be creative about how to build a prototype very quickly.  In some cases, assessing the viability of a design the same day that you came up with the idea can make all of the difference in a project schedule. ...

The development of a new medical device has two essential phases: design and manufacturing.  Both must be done with exacting precision, and the skill sets for each are different, especially when developing a new in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) or drug delivery device.  The former includes an...

The world needs better diagnostic testing right now more than ever.  With the appearance of Covid-19, we find ourselves needing a fast, easy, and accurate method of testing millions of people.  The nasopharyngeal swab currently used for Covid-19 is a crutch to help the world...

To say the world moves faster every day seems like the ultimate cliché.  Haven’t generations upon generations made this same observation?  We stand in the present, looking back upon times when the technology felt slower, progress more relatable, and looking forward, we feel an acceleration,...

If a medical device processes a patient sample, then it is almost guaranteed that the sample will have to be mixed at some point with various reagents which help process the assay.  And though James Bond may have had strong feelings on the proper way...

Have you ever worked on a project team that just couldn’t seem to get out of its own way? Where the members were all bright, well-meaning, and highly trained, but the communication was just constantly breaking down, if there was any communication at all? So many...

This past weekend, Baltimore once again hosted the annual Artscape Festival, the self-professed largest free art festival in America. It’s an amazing festival, with 3 days packed full of more art than you can shake a stick at. A few Key Techers, including...

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