New Medical Device Receives Health Canada Approval

Often the hardest part of medical product development, is not the tough technical challenges but the nail-biting wait for licensing and certification of your product. Luckily, for our client Joylux, the wait is over. Last week, Health Canada released their approval of Joylux’s vSculpt product as a licensed medical device. About vSculpt: vSculpt is the world's first over-the-counter handheld medical device utilizing LED (light-emitting diode) technology to help treat the millions of women who suffer from pelvic floor disorders (PFDs). Users can download a compatible mobile app to assist in […]

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Rumidifer Lands CBC Dragon’s Den Deal

We are proud to announce another Design 1st client has gone into the Dragon's Den and walked away with a deal. This time around it was Ottawa entrepreneur Jeri Rodrigs, founder of Rumidifier Home Comforts. Watch Jeri's segment on the CBC Dragon's Den below:  

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Rumidifer Lands Major Distribution Deals

Rumidifier, the brainchild of local Ottawa entrepreneur Jeri Rodrigs has recently landed several big distribution deals. The eco-friendly humidifier is now available across the country in major retailers including Canadian Tire, Home Depot, Home Hardware and Costco. What started off as a product idea 3 years ago, has quickly morphed into a leading consumer product that is attracting a lot of attention. To learn more visit: http://www.rumidifier.com/

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Beer Chilling – Mechanical Innovations

All work and no play makes anyone a dull boy, so at the end of a long day of designing, prototyping and testing new product ideas, the team at Design 1st occasionally sit back and crack a few beers. But our curiosity does not end with the work day, so when considering ways of chilling a beer, we look beyond the time-honored combination of refrigeration and patience. Here is what we’ve found… Beer cans Two mechanical engineers out of Gainesville, Florida have revolutionized the way to cool a beer can […]

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Epiphan Systems Launches Cutting-Edge Video Technology

We’ve had the pleasure of working alongside the world leader in high resolution audio/video capture, recording and streaming products – Epiphan Systems over the past year. Today our hard work culminated with the launch of Epiphan’s flagship video device Pearl™ - the first of its kind that can stream and record multiple HD audio-video sources simultaneously. "This is the most advanced and flexible capture, streaming, and recording platform ever produced by Epiphan," said David Kirk, director of product management. "Pearl will be a very appealing solution to our customers in education, healthcare, […]

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