Publications


  • Combination Device: From Development to Production

    A start-up pharmaceutical manufacturer was planning the development of a production facility for a new combination drug-device product. The nature of the product and needs of the marketplace required a first-of-a-kind sterile manufacturing process and an aggressive timeline, both key project challenges. Read More

  • First-of-its-Kind Proteomics Device and Disposable Microplate

    A life sciences company sought to leverage expertise in imaging mass spectrometry (IMS) to enable pharmaceutical and biotech customers to gain new, important insights into disease progression, drug treatment and metabolic response. The company's goal was to rapidly transfer a conceptualized proteomics laboratory device into a commercially viable bench-top instrument, capable of simultaneously and independently processing 96 mechanically and electrically isolated samples contained within disposable sample cartridges. Read More

  • Convertible Chemical Synthesis System

    In order to accelerate time to market and decrease production and service costs, MPR designed a new convertible chemical synthesis system satisfying the technical needs of two devices simultaneously. The automated chemistry module can be used with both positron emission tomography (PET) or in the production of Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) for use in diagnostic imaging. HUCKdesign℠, a service of MPR's Product Development Group, provided the industrial design expertise for the unit. The presence of extremely aggressive chemicals prevented the use of most commercial finishes resulting in the use of anodized brushed aluminum and polished stainless steel exterior panels. The installation of the disposable components was carefully assessed and supported by graphic traces and informative copy created by HUCKdesign℠. Supervision of prototype fabrication and assembly were provided as part of a comprehensive industrial design plan, with the device being ready for market in less than eight months. Read More

  • Gel Protein Recovery System

    MPR developed the GPR-800 to function as a gel protein recovery system. MPR performed all phases of the product development process from performing detailed engineering of the microchip-based protein/peptide processing system to the industrial design of the enclosure. The case of the device was designed to convey a professional image both distinctive and relevant to the universe of cutting edge laboratory technology. The MPR Product Development team created the development platform for the GPR-800 along with the alpha prototype. The time from project kick-off to delivery of production units was eight months. Read More

  • Mobile Surgical Sedation System

    HUCKdesign℠, MPR's in-house industrial design team, provided comprehensive industrial design capabilities for the development of a mobile surgical sedation system for a company specializing in pain management systems. HUCKdesign℠ supported the development of the device by designing the specialized enclosure system, which supports oxygen tanks and reagent containers, and also houses blending manifolds and control electronics. In addition, device usability was improved through the development of a custom Graphical User Interface to manage conscious sedation. Services performed included industrial design planning, development of detailed CAD files, and supervision of prototype fabrication, while concurrently collaborating with engineering staff to reduce the product's time to market. Read More

  • Health Product Packaging'Colpexin Sphere

    HUCKdesign℠, a service of MPR's Product Development Group, was retained by a specialty pharmaceutical company to develop an innovative product presentation and packaging system for the Colpexin Sphere. Read More

  • Portable Diagnostic Centrifuge

    To support medical staff working in remote locations, HUCKdesign℠, a service of MPR's Product Development Group, supplied all industrial design work for a portable diagnostic centrifuge, able to provide rapid and accurate diagnoses of tropical diseases in the field. The industrial design of this self-powered device was meant to emphasize its advanced technology and still allow for operation in extreme conditions. The form and exterior details were designed to resist breakage and to facilitate cleaning. Read More

  • Flow Controller Redesign-Air Detector/Clamp

    MPR's industrial design service, HUCKdesign℠, provided industrial design support for the redesign of the Air Detector/Clamp, a critical accessory for a fast flow fluid warmer system manufactured by a world leader in the medical device industry. Industrial design work was performed concurrently with product engineering to develop a comprehensive product with enhanced ergonomic and performance features, substantially reducing manufacturing costs of the overall fluid warming system. Read More

  • Portable Keyboard Sanitizer

    In order to meet the needs of a start-up company focused on sanitization and disease prevention products, HUCKdesign℠, MPR's industrial design team, provided industrial design services for a new portable keyboard sanitizer. This sanitizer was designed to minimize the person-to-person transfer of pathogens by sanitizing computer keyboards using ultraviolet light in environments where computer stations are used by multiple operators, including hospitals, nursing homes, and training centers. The device has been shown to dramatically reduce the spread of disease by means of carefully programmed doses of germ-killing light. HUCKdesign℠ crafted this device to project a refined contemporary image and to also allow for quick ease of use and convenient vertical storage. Read More