Michael Robards recently moderated an insightful panel discussion at BIOMEDevice Silicon Valley on what it’s been like getting in-vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVD) to market over the last few years.
When developing new products, you want to get a product to market ASAP. But how do you do that without cutting corners on quality, performance and safety?
PI has partnered with Chicago-based company ASP Health to help them develop and manufacture an innovative sample preparation instrument to enhance cancer diagnostics through more consistent, high quality patient samples.
Colin Potter shares how Planet Innovation’s manufacturing partnership with TOMI Environmental Solutions led to the development of a backpack version of its SteraMist decontamination product.
As demand for diagnostic and point-of-care (POC) testing grows, new products are coming to life faster than ever. Ben Druce, VP Strategic Design, shares insights from an expert panel discussion he hosted at the MD&M and BIOMEDigital event.
Inventing a great product is pointless if nobody buys it. In my years in the medtech industry, I’ve discovered there are three fundamental laws of commercialization that you need to consider early in the product development process if you are to be successful.
Over the past nine months, I’ve run multiple innovation workshops for clients entirely online. Here are some tips to ensure your virtual workshop is as engaging and productive as an in-person workshop.
Silicon Valley start-up LevitasBio has launched the world’s first label-free cell separation platform, the LeviCell™.
A roundup of the latest news and opinions from PI.
Planet Innovation and Lumos Diagnostics have won two awards at the 2020 Good Design Awards, including a Good Design Award Gold accolade for Lumos’s Leelu Reader.
Cole-Parmer’s new Masterflex® Ismatec® Reglo Digital Pump series, is not so much an evolution, but a revolution of the popular peristaltic pump range.
IDEX Health & Science has launched the Tridex™ Protein Analyzer, which Planet Innovation helped develop, to measure protein titer directly from a bioreactor in real time.
Planet Innovation is partnering with Melbourne-based start-up Scinogy to manufacture a revolutionary new cell processing system that is being commercialized by global biotechnology company Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Planet Innovation took home the Good Design Awards’ top gong for medical design for our work on Clever Culture Systems’ APAS Independence instrument, along with a digital design award for Uniting NSW’s Mosaic app.
From training your team to empowering your customers, here are six reasons why you should consider including an online training package in your product launch strategy.
PI has entered into an agreement with Imagion Biosystems, a company dedicated to improving healthcare through the earlier detection of cancer, to develop Imagion’s MagSense instrument technology.
Clever Culture Systems has collected silver at the prestigious Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEAs) for its innovative APAS Independence instrument, which Planet Innovation helped develop.
Planet Innovation today announced a partnership with Preora Healthcare Inc., pioneers in the detection of early-stage cancers, to bring to market a series of novel, low-cost, minimally invasive, highly accurate and easy-to-use cancer screening tests.
At a formal ceremony attended by Australian Federal Assistant Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, Planet Innovation (PI) has officially revealed its all new centre for Product Development and Manufacturing.
Entrepreneur Will Strange has teamed up with Planet Innovation to launch a highly accurate, contact sport GPS system, GameTraka©, at a price point that amateur and junior clubs can afford.
Genea Biomedx has created an incubation instrument with time lapse photography, which allows scientists and potential parents to watch their embryos grow in their first crucial few days.
Tomas Stojanov has been an integral part of an extremely successful network of invitro-fertilisation (IVF) clinics in his role as the CEO of fertility group Genea, but his personal dream is to do more. He wanted to change the world of IVF to benefit his company, his industry and most importantly his patients.
Companies that think in terms of a ‘product ecosystem’ will trounce rivals that come to the market with a more myopic view of success, says Francois Nguyen, principal designer at Frog, a global product strategy and design firm that has become internationally recognised for its innovation.
The product development journey can be exciting but harrowing for even the most experienced company let alone the first time innovator. Here are a six principles that successful companies follow.
Despite 30 years of IVF practice the process of freezing human embryos, known as vitrification, has remained extremely manual and susceptible to errors and inconsistencies by embryologists. In 2009, Genea Biomedx teamed up with Planet Innovation to solve this challenge by automating IVF vitrification and finally making the process consistent and standardised for labs around the world.
What makes a product great? Iconic? Whatever the quality, the decision is made, neither by the team that created it nor the marketer who sold it, but by the people who use it. So that is where we start when we design a new product – with people. And that design must be more than skin deep.
PI’s innovation team developed an inexpensive in home energy display that not only allows you to understand and reduce your energy usage, it also allows you to browse every available energy plan on the market.
With rising energy prices, and a move towards time-of-use tariffs, PI’s innovation team thought that what was needed was an intelligent hot water system for consumers that was a one-size fits all, stand-alone solution to simplify installation for plumbers.
On paper, all software requirements look achievable. But for anyone who has been involved in developing new products, software is often the villain causing overruns and budget blow outs. Here are five strategies that I use to ensure the software team are seen as super heroes on your product development team.
PI Executive Director Eduardo Vom reveals the details to the microfluidic pod that was developed for the Gavi instrument to enable automated IVF vitrification for the first time in the world.