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December 17, 2019

Key Considerations for Medical Device Design

Medical device design spans many engineering and technical disciplines, such as mechanical design, automation, controls, and supply chain. Also, it is a highly regulated industry that serves the majority of the population, which creates high visibility and a high production volume of refined products. When developing medical device designs, it is imperative for the team…

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November 19, 2019

3 Factors Impacting Technical Product Design

The balance of criteria needed for the design of a technical product is critical. Given its inherent complexity, design firms often encounter one of two challenges: Continually reengineering the product due to a moving requirements target. This re-engineering loop tends to lead to strain on the project timing from excessive schedule slippage. Given the importance…

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October 22, 2019

Make vs. Buy: When to Outsource Product Development

Innovation is the key to a company’s sustainability, and in perpetuating a competitive advantage in the market. It is easy to find ways to reduce cost, but it is an art to develop a new or improved product that the market will value. There are many ways to approach product design, polished and improved over…

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October 1, 2019

What to Do When Bandwidth Constraints Hinder the Product Design Process

Bandwidth Constraints: it is one of the most familiar and frustrating terms for managers and engineers during the product design process. Management is trying to run a profitable business and asks employees to be increasingly creative to use resources and time available to execute all project tasks. It is a delicate balance, and if it…

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September 18, 2019

5 Things You Should Do to Prepare for the New European Union Medical Device Regulation (EU MDR)

Medical devices cannot be placed on the market without conforming to safety requirements. In the U.S., the responsible regulatory agency for medical devices is the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). If it is a drug and device combination product, it is the CDER, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, as well. The…

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