Experience and Inspiration: An Internship with MicroOptx

Experience and Inspiration: An Internship with MicroOptx

Glaucoma is the world’s leading cause of irreversible blindness. MicroOptx, a medtech company based in Maple Grove, Minnesota, is hard at work developing a device that will reduce eye pressure responsible for damaging the optical nerve’s connection to the brain. The...
Fighting Covid-19 One Gown at a Time

Fighting Covid-19 One Gown at a Time

(SciTech Alumni and Red Fox Product Design Manager Anna Peshock. Photo courtesy of the Technological Leadership Institute.) Last summer we shared a feature on Red Fox Innovations, an industrial sewing contractor that manufactures products for the medical device...
Biomedical Internship Creates Openings for Opportunity

Biomedical Internship Creates Openings for Opportunity

(SciTech Intern Jennifer Chmura and Manufacturing Supervisor and Biomedical Engineer Daniel Hoban)A stent, for those who don’t know, is a tube that is cut in a way that allows it to expand within an artery or other parts of the body. Simply put, they’re used to open...
Life-Saving Algorithms: An Internship with VivaQuant

Life-Saving Algorithms: An Internship with VivaQuant

(From left to right: Marina Brockway (CTO and Founder) and Daniel Stein (intern))An average day at Daniel Stein’s internship begins by arriving at the VivaQuant headquarters, a window-filled addition on the back of CTO and Founder Marina Brockway’s St. Paul home....
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