The most fun part about running this business is the opportunity to meet different talented and passionate people. Like this time, we meet a dentist who wants to create a new product to solve teeth problem better. He knows everything about how to make teeth stronger and solve the problems permanently. He has been testing and prototyping days and nights to create a better solution.
During the last year we met many interesting people, with different visions of how to make the world a better place or their wallets an inch thicker. One guy wanted to make children’s story books more inspiring and another couple saw an opportunity selling clothes in Africa! Building on our experience with the plastic mold one customer wanted a plastic part for his medical device. If you reading this blog have an idé of a product you want to create or source, send us an email or give us a call to see what we can do for you! (To protect the customer information, the pictures are not the real products)
K-life solutions found that the products were of a high quality and worked excellent in the lab! The aim is now that the zebrafish microinjection molds will be used by the broader zebrafish community to quicken the pace of microinjections and thereby quicken the production of high quality science.
K-life solutions contacted Sino-pilot to see whether it was possible to produce the zebrafish microinjection molds in China. Together we started out an iterative process where we put down the idea on paper and had one of our industrial designers in China make the final drawings of the product. The product was then quickly produced and transported to Sweden.
Satish Kitambi, CEO of K-life solutions has been working with zebrafish for a long time. One frustrating thing about working with zebrafish is that the process of doing microinjections into the zebrafish embryos is cumbersome and even professional people can only do a limited number of injections per day. Satish realized that one of the main problem was that the tools the professional people used were not really professional. They use agarose gel to line up the embryos for the injection, but to form a hole in the agarose to put the embryos in they use “whatever they have in the lab”, be it lids of plastic tubes or other things lying around. Instead of using “whatever they have in the lab” Satish figured they could use neatly designed molds to line up the embryos in a much more though through way. The idea of the zebrafish microinjection mold was here.