Noteworthy news and perspective from ASG, plus industry insights and upcoming events

What's Happening at ASG and in Our Industry

4 Ways to Build Dynamic Teams

Meet Suna Sibi, one of ASG’s technical project managers, whose talent helps satisfy ASG clients and inspire the team she leads. “Suna’s perceptions are always on target,” said Onna Koeneman, ASG quality… Read More

Good Culture: A Chat with ASG Social Chair Ryan Straughn

You know a company has an awesome culture when employees invite their friends to work there. It’s also a good sign when employees are eager to help drive that culture forward. ASG… Read More

Polymer Power Unleashed

Researchers at the University of Stuttgart have realized the capabilities of switchable polymer materials, signifying a new era in medical device technology development. These adaptable polymers hold great potential to alter the… Read More

The Value of Virtual Product Testing

Today there’s a safe and efficient way to test medical devices and products without physically touching them. Engineers, programmers, scientists and designers can test products by creating computer models and analyzing simulations. According to… Read More

From Lego Bricks to Medical Machinery

Process Mechanical Engineer Javier Delgado joined ASG last year, and he’s already learned a lot about engineering research, NFC technology, and Automation Engineering. His path to an engineering career began in childhood… Read More

The Cutting Edge of Patient Care

The Internet of Things is made up of smart devices connected to a network. If you have a smartwatch or smart thermostat, you’re already plugged into it. Edge computing is a strategy… Read More

Cultivating Curiosity

At ASG, we have an enduring desire to learn and grow. That’s why curiosity is one of our core values. “We want our employees to be curious,” said Onna Koeneman, quality risk… Read More

Researchers Harness Biomaterials to Revolutionize Tissue Healing

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have recently developed a new type of biomaterial that has the potential to revolutionize the field of tissue engineering. This new material is capable… Read More

Family Business: A Chat with Austen Metzger

Austen Metzger began his ASG career as an intern. Now, he’s a full-time project manager. In this Q&A, Austen talks about how he made the journey to his current role and how… Read More

She’s Electric: Or Is It Just Her Pills?

A group of researchers from Chalmers University recently made a material breakthrough presenting a new opportunity in the development of biomedicines. Biomedicines are created from live cells and are used, among other… Read More

An Unexpected Journey: Criminology, Engineering and Fatherhood

Jason Schnaus brings an array of useful skills to the ASG team. The criminology major and father of two also earned a degree in construction management. Now he uses his skills to… Read More

Virtual Therapy: From Stress to Strength

Just last year the CDC estimated 41.5% of adults in the United States had symptoms of anxiety or a depressive disorder. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America found that 56% of… Read More

A Thoughtful Approach to Engineering and Life

Krista Gearhart is a successful, published engineer and patent owner. Born and raised in Southern Indiana, she graduated with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Biomaterials from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and a… Read More

Safer Sterilization: Reducing the Environmental Impact of Sterilizing Medical Devices

Sterilizing medical devices is vital to helping prevent serious infections. Ethylene oxide (EtO), a gas that penetrates the sterile barrier of a product to eliminate harmful microorganisms, is used to sterilize more… Read More

Jacob’s New Groove: The Value of Service in Peru

At ASG, we give priority to enriching the lives of others. So much so that service is one of our core values. In their personal lives, several ASG employees devote free time… Read More

Emotional Rescue: Leadership Tips from a Former Intern

Never underestimate the power of listening. I’m in law school now, but before that I had seven jobs and three internships, and I’ve made sure to take something away from each one.… Read More

Mouse vs. Machine: How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Animal Testing

Can animal testing be replaced by artificial intelligence? Recent research suggests it could. The National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) has published a report that shows great potential for high-quality gene profiles… Read More

Growing a Career in the Lab: A Chat with Kelsey Labens

What does a lab manager do, and why is the role important? Kelsey Labens knows. A one-time technical writer with a passion for science, Kelsey parlayed her experience in lab courses in… Read More

On Fathers and Fatherhood: An Engineer’s Perspective

In the spirit of Father’s Day, we take the opportunity to recognize the contributions that fathers and father figures make on their families’ lives every day. Fathers influence their children endlessly in… Read More

Embracing Innovation to Serve Patients Now

Since the pandemic began, the health care industry has been transformed. Patients are asserting themselves more than ever and calling on health care providers to deliver solutions they need in real time. … Read More

6 Ways to Cultivate the Next Generation of Engineers

The Society of Women in Engineering reports that only 13 percent of engineers are women. Although the number of women engineers in the workforce has grown, women working in STEM fields still… Read More

AI Report: How Machine Learning is Changing the Medical Device Industry

How are artificial intelligence and machine learning transforming medical devices? The FDA reports that these technologies have the potential to transform health care and the medical device industry. There are both benefits… Read More

A Balanced Living: How ASG Encourages Employees to Be their Best at Work and Home

Now that we’ve all returned to our usual work routines, we may be feeling the familiar pressure of balancing work and home. That’s why now is a good time to reflect on… Read More

The Latest from the FDA on Real-World Data and Real-World Evidence

Data has been changing and influencing how we gather and use information to improve our lives. This is, in part, because the technology used to store patient data such as computers, mobile… Read More

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