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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. ...

You’ve worked tirelessly on the benchtop and developed a cutting edge assay that you know will make a big difference in the medical field.  Now what? Taking an assay from what works on the bench to what will work in a high-throughput diagnostic product is tough...

Key Tech was recently asked to join the fight against COVID-19 by developing critical personnel protection equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers around Baltimore.  The preferred PPE is a device called a PAPR, which stands for “positive pressure air respirator”.  Picture a plastic head cover and...

When your fledgling product development company has six engineers, you’re hard-pressed to not think at a system level. You’re in every meeting. You know all the specs because you helped write them. And you have a deep, nuanced understanding of that one weird, fascinating bug...

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...

How do you design a fluidics system that can accurately dispense a wide variety of liquid ingredients ranging in dose-volume from fractions of a milliliter to multiple liters in an efficient way with the same pumping modality? This was the tough development challenge B. Braun...

Key Tech saved CoolTech, a startup MedTech company greater than $1 million in development costs and six months in getting to clinical data. In our newest case study, we outline our expertise in driving speed to clinical data and reducing development costs and time substantially. Here’s how we did it Accelerating your...

Cybersecurity in medtech? You’ve got to have it.  The rising tide of connected medical devices, data collection and the IoT makes cybersecurity the ominous buzzword of the healthcare industry.  Key Tech’s cybersecurity approach is founded in our expertise in designing medical devices. Key Tech’s three-step...

At Key Tech, we are proud to say that we’ve worked on our share of connected devices. We look at the rapidly changing Smartwatch app market as a logical extension of medtech device connectivity and we have established some guidelines and insights for smart app...

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