Developing a medical, healthcare, or life sciences product? Here’s a R&D resource.

Your Editor, as part of her reactivated marketing consulting work, speaks with various companies across the (primarily US) healthcare spectrum. Earlier this week, I was introduced to the work of MIDI Product Development, a research and development consultancy since 1972 for medical, life sciences, and healthcare products. Their proprietary DevelopmentDNA™ innovation and design control approach to product development performs for the client the research, design, and engineering, taking into account technical/IP, regulatory compliance (FDA Class I, II, III), manufacturing, and human usability requirements. Their products are diverse in, for instance, imaging, tabletop units, ‘lab on a chip’, LASIK surgical systems, MRI, and PET scanners. In this time of pandemic, they have developed a Rapid SARS-CoV-2 Device/Disposable, a Disinfection Fogging Device to combat HAIs (Hospital Acquired Infections) and COVID-19 in hospitals and beyond healthcare environments, and a UVC-LED System to combat HAIs from spreading room-to-room via foot traffic.

In speaking with Gregory Montalbano, one of the two principals with his brother Chris, they are interested in working with diverse health technology companies, including home healthcare. The company is located near New York City in Smithtown, Long Island, and, unlike many consultancies that rent out labs, they have their own 15,000 square foot facility. MIDI has worked with companies in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia/Pacific. Their website is linked above including their contact information. We’d be pleased if you mention that you read about them in TTA. Or contact Editor Donna in confidence.

‘Game changing’ healthcare robots

Healthcare service robots have definitely gone ‘mainstream’ if two are ‘Game Changer’ winners in the industry’s Robotics Business Review. The honors go to the Aethon TUG, a laser and infrared-guided robo-deliverer for medications, lab specimens, food, blood, linens–and remover of trash and waste; and the sumo-like Hstar Technologies RoNA – Robotic Nursing Assistant System to lift extremely heavy patients and minimize nurse/aide injury. Among the finalists were the iRobot Ava using the Cisco TelePresence EX telemedicine platform and (a new one on this Editor) a physician assistant for the delicate work of scalp hair transplantation, Restoration Robotics ARTAS Robotic System. But we could also see healthcare uses for Five Elements Robotics’ Budgee personal transport carrier to assist those who cannot carry heavy loads. RBR’s full list.