CARLSBAD, Calif. – Foundry Medical Innovations is the first of its kind in San Diego County to combine two of the biggest booms in healthcare, the decade-long expansion of medical and diagnostic device service providers, with the rapid trending of startup incubators. This August, Foundry opens in Carlsbad, bringing a commitment to promote medical and diagnostic device development through innovation, incubation, and collaboration.
Manchester, NH – Adam Jacobs has joined Sunrise Labs as its Chief Technology Officer.
Adam is a senior level technology leader with proven success in R&D, medical device development, creating complex imaging systems, and driving product innovation. Prior to joining Sunrise, he was Executive Director of Engineering at KMC Systems and Vice President of R&D for several companies, including Datascope, Melasciences, and JADS Technologies. Adam brought three startup companies to successful liquidity events.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Patient safety is the number 1 concern keeping medical device engineers up at night, followed closely by uncertainty in healthcare industry, according to an recent poll by QMed editor Brian Buntz.
By Margaux Boyaval
A recent article in Futurity quotes study findings that three out of four kids and teens with asthma have trouble using inhalers properly and only one in four gets it completely right.
Could inhalers benefit from earlier usability testing? The study’s leader, Betsy Sleath, included 296 patients aged eight to 16 using four different devices, three of which deliver medication, one of which is a need assessment device. The top scoring drug delivery device, Advair’s diskus, had the high score with just 21.9 percent of participants able to perform all steps correctly.