Featured Product
This Week in Quality Digest Live
Health Care Features
Gleb Tsipursky
A vaccine is on the way, but so is a new strain of the virus
Richard Harpster
Design failure mode and effects analysis (DFMEA) and a look at better masks to prevent spread of Covid-19
Jane Bianchi
‘The care that patients need goes beyond an individual provider’
Bahar Aliakbarian
What are the main challenges in distribution?
Sanjay Mishra
A simpler development process and collaboration by human bodies are part of the breakthrough

More Features

Health Care News
Provides improved thermal stability for stored materials, risk mitigation advantages, and processes that are documented and repeatable
Patient safety is a key focus in update of ISO 14155, the industry reference for good practice in clinical trials.
Despite being far from campus because of the pandemic, some students are engineering a creative way to stay connected
Good quality is adding an average of 11 percent to organizations’ revenue growth
Further enhances change management capabilities
Stereotactic robot helps identify target and deliver electrodes to target with submillimetric accuracy
How the nation’s leading multistate cannabis company ensures quality and safety standards
ISO and WHO are working for universal access to quality health products that are all at once safe, effective, and affordable
Certification bodies can conduct food safety audits and issue certifications of foreign food facilities

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 - 14:24

(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.