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Life Science Innovation Northwest 2016 ConferenceStratos is a proud sponsor of this year's Life Science Innovation Northwest June 1 and 2 at the Washington State Convention Center.

Stratos Product Development Appoints New Leadership

We are pleased to announce two team members who are moving into key leadership positions to support continuing growth and technical excellence for the company.

Thinking of outsourcing? A few key questions may help you identify the right partner.

Choosing the Right Product Development PartnerFor medical device developers outsourcing can be an effective solution to increase innovation, reduce risk and get to market quicker. Choosing the right development partner can be tricky when many make the same claims and seem to be equally qualified.

A fond farewell to one of the best

This week marks the end of an era at Stratos as Director of Electrical Engineering Brian Read retires. Described by many as an incredible problem solver and a creative and valuable collaborator, it’s clear he has left his mark on Stratos’ body of work. Luckily, many here have had the chance to work beside him, solve problems with his help and learn from him. 

When I spoke to him about his almost 20 years as part of the Stratos team, he was characteristically modest and emphasized that brainstorming with a team of great minds is what he will really miss. 

Washington’s businesses and institutions find mutual benefit in partnerships

Life Science Washington recently hosted an event titled, “Investing in Washington Research: Partnerships for Innovation.” The purpose of the discussion was to provide insight into the opportunities for existing companies and industry members to partner with Washington’s research entities for increased R&D success. The panel included Charlotte Hubbert of Gates Foundation Venture Capital, Leen Kawas of M3 Biotechnology, Patrick Shelby of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Elizabeth Aylward of Seattle Children's Research Institute, Andrea Lazarus of Washington State University, and Todd Cleland of the University of Washington.

Could Outsourcing Be the Answer to Your Innovation Woes?

Product innovation within a well-established product design company can be challenging. Corporate politics, burdensome development processes, and competing priorities can suppress engineering creativity and limit the acceptance of new ideas. Corporations that are more successful at innovation tend to be smaller companies where bureaucracy and competing priorities don’t create road-blocks to creativity and invention. One option for corporations that are struggling to gain a leading edge in product design and engineering is to outsource innovation to a product development consulting firm.

Register for This Upcoming Webinar

Stratos WebinarStratos Business Development Director, Jason Machacek will share some product development tips in the upcoming webinar "Five Mistakes That Can Derail Your Product Development Effort." 

Next Disruptive Technology: Fabric of Things

Smart Sneakers to Track Running Stats?I was first made aware of the use of smart textiles (e-textiles) or the technology of smart fabrics at a Life Science Washington (formerly WBBA) event in December of 2015.

Making Licensed Technology Work

Contact StratosWhen looking to develop a cutting-edge product, you are bound to encounter new, unproven technologies with the potential to turn your product into a serious revenue source. Incorporating these new technologies is a risky venture, but with thorough analysis and diligence you can mitigate these risks on your way to a successful product launch.

Technology Development or Product Development?

Do You Know Which One You’re Working On?

Technology Development vs. Product DevelopmentI was recently listening to a discussion about the difference between technology development and product development and why it’s so important to clearly understand. Lots of people fail to recognize the distinction and it costs them a lot of R&D dollars. Here’s one simple way to think about it.

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