Product Design and Development5 challenges Boston Scientific overcame to make single-use scopes work
FDA wanted single-use scopes to reduce potentially deadly superbug infections. Here’s how Boston Scientific made it happen.
Boston Scientific – 2021
Correcting unintentional biases in medical device product design is a big step toward improving equity in medtech.
UCLA Samueli School of Engineering – 2021
Researchers from Harvard and MIT have formed a company to mass-produce a more effective three-ply mask for everyday use.
Katharos Labs, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts General Hospital – 2021
Here’s why medtech companies must embrace innovation, connectivity and disruption.
iRhythm is changing the game in a heart rhythm monitoring space that has been dominated for years by the Holter Monitor. Here’s how.
iRhythm – 2021
Reliability is crucial in medtech product design.
There are five general categories of medtech vendor partners. If the end is apparent in the beginning, the correct type of partner will be clearer.
Minnetronix Medical – 2021
Use strategic collaboration to overcome these five common medtech product development challenges.
Value analysis/value engineering (VAVE) is about boosting performance, efficiency and cost-effectiveness by improving the design of a finished product.
MBX Systems – 2021
Here are three significant trends shaping the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) space.
A solid commitment to human factors in the design process can be critical to a medical device’s success.
Surgeons want to quickly treat people who need unique patient-specific implants. Point-of-care generation of these devices will meet this need.
Mayo Clinic – 2020
Although manufacturing is fundamental to a medical device’s success, its influence is often not taken into account during development.
3M – 2020
You can, if you identify the right combination of business goals, customer needs and technology solutions.
S3 Connected Health – 2020
Using root cause analysis to identify the source of a medical device malfunction is often slow and unproductive. Here are three common errors — and strategies to improve results.
Product Creation Studio – 2020
Engineering departments have long sought to expand industry partnerships, and medical school departments are following suit. One university offers a new approach to industry-academic collaboration.
University of Minnesota Institute for Engineering in Medicine – 2020
The rapid design and manufacturing capabilities of industrial 3D printing enabled development and launch of a new nasopharyngeal swab in less than 3 weeks.
Carbon – 2020
For best results, the antenna’s location in a wireless medical device must be addressed early in the design process.
Antenova – 2020
Medtech manufacturers have access to a large talent pool of PhDs, post docs and others whom they can approach when needed to streamline the journey from product idea to market.
Kolabtree – 2020
Using the tools of design discovery can help your company capture user needs and build better products.
Triple Ring Technologies – 2019
When it comes to medical device miniaturization, the usual design risks still apply.
Ximedica – 2019
Shrinking medical technologies could improve patient quality of life. But don’t overlook the challenges that come with medical device miniaturization.
Stress Engineering Services (SES) – 2019
The medical device industry is increasingly adopting ideas and technologies from the consumer market. Extended reality (XR) is a key contributor to this evolution.
Kaleidoscope Innovation – 2019
Developing innovative catheters and minimally invasive surgical devices is hard. These strategies spur inventive solutions and unlock the path to success.
Product Creation Studio – 2019
Innovative medtech requires an understanding of feasibility and usability. In other words, you need to figure out “fusability.”
MPR Associates – 2019
Digital health technology can improve reporting of patient data during clinical trials, but it can also lead patients to drop out.
Icon Plc – 2018
Philips is betting on the latest technology in image-guided catheters to advance cardiology.
Philips – 2018
The extrusion and catheter finishing processes are inextricably linked, and balancing these processes can be a complex undertaking.
Early engagement and close partnerships between medical device developers or OEMs, contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) and suppliers can reduce delays to the market, decrease costs and prevent common roadblocks.
Web Industries – 2018
Medical devices worn outside the clinic must be designed differently than those designed for clinic use. Here are several factors to consider when planning for a successful wearable or smart device development effort.
Kablooe Design – 2018
Product development going wrong? You may need a tiger team.
MPR Associates – 2018
Delivering human-centered solutions in healthcare means thinking about the total user experience from start to finish. Each design decision lies within a deeply interdependent, complex system, and the process of creating a seamless experience is complicated, too.
Design Concepts – 2018
Medtech can improve by thinking more about the problems it is trying to solve and looking outside of normal avenues for inspiration.
Jeff Karp – 2018
Any company designing a medical device today needs to take connectivity into account. The days of isolated medical data tied together in a patchwork of paper, photos, and electronic means is coming to an end.
Bill Betten – 2018
Moving from design to production can be a challenging process in the medical device industry. Take these points into consideration to enable a smooth design transfer.
Goddard Technologies – 2017
Worrell, a life sciences design firm in Minneapolis, recently came up with a metaphor for what industrial design offers the medical devices space: It’s “art in the OR.”
Worrell – 2017
There are a number of things that medical device companies can do to ensure that their partnerships result in well-designed devices. Here are a few tips for successfully navigating a partnership with a product design firm.
Product Creation Studio – 2017