How can medical device designers and engineers get along?


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Medical device designers are increasingly involved in the earliest stages of the product development process. But with this trend comes a new challenge: How can designers and engineers get along in the medical device creation process?

“Some good collaboration between design teams and engineering teams has really started to change that perspective,” Tom KraMer, founder and CEO of Kablooe Design, said in a podcast with MDO.

“What point is it to make something that works and works well if it is not usable by a human?” said KraMer, whose design firm is based outside Minneapolis.

KraMer explains how medical device developers can overcome this challenge.

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DeviceTalks West: Expertise you need to know

textadimage Medical device suppliers are light years away from the days when they merely filled orders to spec for medtech OEMs – as a visit to the upcoming DeviceTalks West will quickly confirm.

From incorporating steerability into catheters to getting validation and testing done right, the companies serving the medical device industry have become specialized experts in their own right.

Read on to discover five example of medical device expertise to be had at DeviceTalks West, which runs Dec. 11–12 in Orange County, Calif.

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