Featured Product
This Week in Quality Digest Live
Health Care Features
Jennifer Chu
Stamp-sized ultrasound adhesives produce clear images of heart, lungs, and other internal organs
Grant Ramaley
FDA seeks to align Part 820 with ISO 13485:2016; why that may not be enough.
Claudine Mangen
If you have the energy to try and address organizational overwork, start small
Gregory Way
Drug designers are rethinking their response to medications that affect multiple targets
Adam Zewe
Research on machine-learning models that can help doctors consult patient records more easily

More Features

Health Care News
Making the new material freely available to testing laboratories and manufacturers worldwide
Google Docs collaboration, more efficient management of quality deviations
MIT course focuses on the impact of increased longevity on systems and markets
Delivers time, cost, and efficiency savings while streamlining compliance activity
First responders may benefit from NIST contest to reward high-quality incident command dashboards
Enhances clinical data management for medtech companies
Winter 2022 release of Reliance QMS focuses on usability, mobility, and actionable insights
The tabletop diagnostic yields results in an hour and can be programmed to detect variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus
First Responder UAS Triple Challenge focuses on using optical sensors and data analysis to improve image detection and location

More News

BioCision

Health Care

BioCision Announces the Formation of MedCision

New company will focus on technologies for the management and automation of vital clinical processes

Published: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 15:24

(BioCision: San Rafael, CA) -- BioCision LLC, a life science research and development company that standardizes basic laboratory processes, has announced the formation of MedCision Inc., an independent company focused on automation of pre-clinical and clinical processes.

“The formation of MedCision is driven by a critical need in the market for innovative standardization technologies and solutions for translational, clinical, and point-of-care settings,” says Rolf O. Ehrhardt, M.D., Ph.D., BioCision CEO. “MedCision will be a leader in developing and commercializing innovative instruments for crucial processes in the post-manufacturing cell and gene therapy space.”

“The name of the company, MedCision, creates a clear connection to our BioCision roots but also conveys an evolution from those roots as our technology will focus on automating point-of-care clinical processes,” continues Ehrhardt.

The creation of MedCision as a stand-alone company with a dedicated management team will provide the necessary focus and foundation for long-term value generation in the clinical tools space. Commercialization of the award-winning ThawSTAR cell thawing platform will initially be the focus of MedCision.

Cell thawing, the last step a cellular product undergoes before patient administration, is one of the most important parts of the post-manufacturing process. Rapid, uniform, nonfluid-based thawing is necessary to maintaining therapeutic efficacy. ThawSTAR’s automated cell-thawing platform makes it easy to ensure proper clinical handling and thawing across a range of volumes and storage formats. At the same time, the platform automatically incorporates temperature monitoring and data connectivity, both of which are critical to ensuring proper sample tracking and patient safety.

The ThawSTAR platform is experiencing rapid adoption into cell therapy research and development as part of clinical trials and will accelerate with the soon-to-be-announced Early Adopter Program. As the flagship product of this new company, the ThawSTAR platform will be expanded over the next 12 months with additional models and features.

MedCision corporate offices will be headquartered in San Rafael, California, and spearheaded by former members of the BioCision senior management team. Rolf Ehrhardt will serve as president and CEO; Ron DiNocco, chief financial officer and vice president of corporate development; Eric Kunkel, senior vice president of research and development; and Sam Kent, senior vice president of global sales and business development.

For more information about MedCision, visit www.medcision.com. For business and partnership information, contact Samuel Kent at mailto:busdev@medcision.com.

Discuss

About The Author

BioCision’s picture

BioCision

BioCision LLC is a life-science research and development company that develops products and solutions for process standardization throughout the healthcare industry through the application of advanced thermal regulation principles and technologies. The intuitive design and interconnectivity of BioCision products enables researchers, clinicians, and manufacturers to protect the integrity of temperature-sensitive therapeutics, biological samples, and biomaterials. By comprehensively addressing temperature stability, BioCision strives to improve the success of therapeutic discovery and development and enable effective care delivery.