Posts Tagged ‘design research’

Vectra WB360 – 3D Whole Body Imaging System

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

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HSD is excited to have been a participant in the development of the Vectra Whole Body 360, the world’s first 3D whole body imaging solution designed specifically for dermatology. This fully integrated system includes imaging of nearly the entire skin surface in macro quality resolution in a single capture. Currently used at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Princess Alexandra Hospitals, the Vectra WB360 allows clinicians to map, measure, and track pigmented lesions, and record and monitor distributed diseases of the skin. Truly an amazing feat of engineering and design!

HSD To Be Exhibiting at BIOMEDevice Event

Thursday, February 18th, 2016


Please visit HSD at BIOMEDevice, New England’s premier Design & Manufacturing event.

Booth 315

April 13-14 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

Click here for free registration.


How to write a good PRD

Friday, December 11th, 2015


HSD recently shared an article posted on MDDI discussing the “Chicken and Egg” Problem in developing product requirement documents for fist of kind products. The article goes into detail on the importance of understanding the value proposition of new products by utilizing the lean start up methodology and the FDA waterfall.

HSD to speak at 2015 IDSA Medical Conference

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015


Join HSD at the 2015 IDSA Medical Conference where Tor Alden of HSD will discuss his experiences and discovery challenges regarding the front end development of first of a kind medical products and how there is a need for increased collaboration in the design of complex systems in the medical and lifescience device development. The ability to capture user needs and balance them with technical requirements runs concurrently with the development of the requirement documents. For more information on the conference go to the IDSA Medical conference.

HSD teams up with Innovative Startup BioTrak Health

Thursday, August 13th, 2015


HS Design has teamed up with BioTrak Health to develop the Halo™ body worn device that helps eliminate chronic tension headaches, migraines and TMJ without the use of drugs. It integrates with smartphones to personalize biofeedback therapy in the comfort of your own home. The haptic feedback allows users to realize when they have excessive tension, provides monitoring and coaches users through relaxation training exercises. Check out for more information and pre-ordernig.

Blood Warming System for battlefield use

Friday, June 26th, 2015

hypothermxEMIT HypothermX™ HX100 intravenous Blood & Fluid Warmer is a patent protected portable fluid warming device designed to warm intravenous fluids, blood or blood products infused into a patient to prevent or treat trauma, environmental, procedure related and/or induced hypothermia. Heating is accomplished via a flameless hydrocarbon combustion process fueled with a isobutane/propane mixture.

HypothermX™ HX100 is the first truly light weight (< 3.0 lbs), portable, long-term (>4 hours continuous use) solution to offer actual therapeutic warming in the field for injured patients. HypothermX™ HX100 is capable of warming up to 5 liters of saline introduced at 15° C and 15 units of packed red blood cells introduced at 5° C to 38° C ± 3° C with an infusion rate between 50 ml/min and 200 ml/min and ambient conditions between 0° C and 40° C. The system has numerous safety features and provides the user with the ability to temporarily silence alarms based on operational needs.

Malvern introduces the MicroCal PEAQ-ITC

Monday, May 4th, 2015


Congratulations Malvern.  Malvern Instruments Ltd. expands with the recently acquired GE Healthcare Life Sciences company’s MicroCal microcalorimetry business.  Its great to see products getting through to production close to their original concept!

The Isothermal titration microcalorimetry (ITC) is a very important tool in drug discovery as well as for the regulation and study of protein interaction. MicroCal ITC systems determine the heat released or absorbed directly during a biomolecular binding event. This helps obtain a label-free direct measurement of binding affinity and thermodynamics in one experiment. Comprehensive information is offered for studying a wide range of biomolecular interactions.

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HS Design received BSI recertification for operating QMS that complies with ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 13485:2003.

Friday, May 1st, 2015


HS Design, Inc. is excited to announce it has received recertification from BSI for operating a Quality Management System which complies with ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003.

The recertification verifies that HSD continues to effectively implement all requirements of FM 586115 (ISO 9001:2008): Design and development of industrial and consumer products and FM 582846 (ISO 13485:2003): Design and development of medical devices.

These internationally-recognized certifications are used by service and manufacturing organizations to create a standardized Quality Management System (QMS), which is continuously evaluated to ensure that it conforms to the principles of quality improvement and customer satisfaction.

Best Practices for Cybersecurity in Medical Devices

Friday, March 20th, 2015


Smart networked medical devices are on the rise, therefore demanding increased cybersecurity and closer adherence to modern cybersecurity regulatory guidelines. This white paper focuses on:

  • Security in the era of smart networked medical devices
  • Designing medical devices with a multidisciplinary team
  • Examples of proactive security activities
  • Security steps for a device’s life-cycle
  • Main types of exploits and how to prevent attacks

Download our latest white paper on Cybersecurity in Medical Devices here.

HSD – proud member of MedTech, Connecting New York’s BioMed Industry

Thursday, January 29th, 2015


HSD is excited to celebrate its participation in New York’s growing pharmaceutical, biotech, medical technology and LifeScience industry by supporting MedTech.  HSD is part of over 100 member organizations across New York State offering expert advice and services.  HSD has long collaborated and assisted leading start-ups, Universities, and businesses in developing and commercializing medical research programs. For more information regarding MedTech, click here.

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