Medical Device Product Development

Navigating Medical Device Design Control & Risk Management

Helping you navigate integrated design control and risk management, while providing complete visibility into the entire development process for your medical device.

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4 Technologies Transforming Life Science Innovation in 2018

By: Nick Schofield
February 27th, 2018

What technologies will shape product development and life science innovation in 2018? We’ve highlighted four of the biggest tech disruptors to life science industries and why they’re so critical to innovation in the coming year.

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4 Benefits of Agile Product Development in the Medical Device Industry

By: Michael J Lowe II
June 8th, 2017

Agile is an umbrella term for several iterative and incremental software development methodologies. Each one is unique in its approach; however, they all share a common set of core values which incorporate continuous feedback, planning, testing, and integration of the project and software used to facilitate the this process. It is, simply, a way to organize information efficiently when developing a product. It can be applied to product development outside of software as well.

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How to Approach Usability Engineering & Use Error Analysis

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Do Product Development Tools Actually Save your Company Money?

By: Michael J Lowe II
October 31st, 2016

Cognition sees this question frequently in potential new customers. People approach us asking for pricing and a demonstration and say they have been looking at many tools comparing cost and effectiveness. Many people don’t realize the benefits to a product development tool until weeks, or even months, into their research. Initial price is the only aspect they examine before fully understanding the potential for overall savings and increase in productivity.

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Everyday Items and their Rigorous Product Development

By: Michael J Lowe II
October 25th, 2016

When people in the STEM world imagine product development, they think about a pacemaker, a satellite, an in vitro device, and other complicated items that require attention to the utmost detail. No one thinks about the everyday items like water bottles, desk fans, or coffee mugs. Even these products require a development process. Some sort of organization and data must be kept to successfully make and produce a product. 

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6 Reasons Your PLM and PDM Are Getting Smarter Than Ever

By: Michael J Lowe II
September 6th, 2016

“Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Product Data Management (PDM) are undergoing a dramatic shift and becoming more connected, efficient, and smarter.” - Design News Vol 71 No.4 In industry, PLM is the process of managing the entire lifecycle of a product from inception, through engineering design and manufacture, to service and disposal of manufactured products. PDM is the business function often within PLM that is responsible for the management and publication of product data, also known by some as version control.

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