No matter how precise the manufacturing process, there will inevitably be some degree of variation in the components that make up your medical product. All the parts that comprise the finished device will be minutely different from one another and from the spec. Even the most meticulous engineering drawings and detailed notes from the product design team can’t prevent these variations.
One of the latest and biggest shifts in healthcare has been toward virtual health and remote health networks. This big change in the larger healthcare picture has significant impact on the wider industry and all those connected to it — including medical device companies.
As a medical device marketer, you go to great pains to identify a unique value proposition for each new device your company creates. But — and here's the rub — by the time a medical device goes to market, the end results don't always match your original intentions.
For several decades, the medical and healthcare industry has undergone a transformation in its adoption of digitally enabled tools. Whether it's an embedded user interface within a device or a mobile application that is part of a connected ecosystem of devices, this adoption will continue to grow, especially with the onset of augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.
Nothing about launching a new medical device is simple. From the FDA’s regulatory requirements to usability testing, medical device development can seem downright byzantine. Unfortunately, the same thing goes for medical device manufacturing. With so many interdependencies at play, creating a manufacturing plan is itself complex and time-consuming.
MindFlow Design is a leading medical product development firm for Medical, Life Sciences, and Consumer Health Companies and is based in Carlsbad, CA. We aspire to introduce powerful, intuitive healthcare technologies to the world.