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In an age when office mates bridge the 10 foot communication chasm between their desks with email and text messages, Key Tech actively recruits engineers and designers that enjoy and excel at the lost art of face-to-face communication....

Lab on a Chip, Microfluidics, and Sample to Answer are terms we hear a lot when designing medical devices. For years the trend has been to integrate more and more laboratory functions into small disposable chips or cartridges with the ideal goal of being...

TED Talks over the last couple of years has published many inspiring and informational pieces and has become a staple for those working in creative industries. The relevance of the one floating around the KeyTech office this past week was no exception....

If you've been waiting for a reason to get started on something, now is the time. Seth Godin's new book, "Poke the Box" might give you the push off the branch you need to really fly....

Inside most kitchens, a lemon leads a normal life, being integrated into a delicious dish or drink. But many science students have found in their classroom experiments that a lemon is no mere fruit....

Is it possible to verify and validate the safety and efficacy of medical devices if they could be connected to unknown current and future products? The medical device industry is working with the FDA to work out the safety issues of device interoperability. ...

As part of the V&V test procedure, we designed a gravimetric means to characterize the volumetric and flow-rate accuracy of a couple of precision injection instruments. With this setup, we're able to achieve measurement resolution of just 0.1 milligram and reduced the error due to...

I don't learn anything new from examining a design for the 23rd time. I've checked for mistakes, but it's all based on what I already know and a few educated guesses. The only way I can learn more is by building....

Making progress feels good, but when progress slows or I’ve hit a roadblock, it can be frustrating. When I need some fresh ideas, it’s time for a distraction....

Prototypes are essential to testing system performance. However, due to the current technological constraints of creating microscale prototypes, compromises in the characteristics of the prototype usually must be made, which can lead to unforeseen, expensive problems on the production line. Fortunately, basic, fundamental models of...

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