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One of the key benefits of using a contract manufacturer for both design and manufacturing is the ability to work with a product design team that is experienced with manufacturing. This can eliminate design errors that could otherwise increase toolin…
Introducing a product involves myriad best guesses and estimations. There is often no way to adequately know everything in advance of release. A design team can conduct research and user evaluations and follow best practices to anticipate user needs,…
David C. Robson, Principal, Robson Advisors07.26.18
Who could have predicted all the changes we have seen in medtech in the 15 years since 2003? In 2003, pacemakers were only used in cardiology. Since then, modifications of early pacemaker technology have erupted into the neurostimulation market. In M…
Maria Shepherd, President and Founder, Medi-Vantage06.04.18
Thirty years ago, CAD was not broadly available. Components, assemblies, and mold drawings were drawn on vellum—with a pencil—and printed on paper. The internet as we know it did not exist. Engineers and buyers had to peruse the Thomas Re…
David C. Robson, Principal, Robson Advisors06.04.18
For simple or well-characterized medical products, it is risk-appropriate and most cost effective to immediately design and engineer the commercial configuration of the device. In these cases, the design would presumably be sufficiently “locked…
David C. Robson, Principal, Robson Advisors05.03.18
The medical device industry seems to be experiencing a bit of déjà vu this year.
Though the start of 2018 was tinged with uncertainty over changes in the global healthcare market and the fate of Obamacare’s medical device tax,…
Mark Bonifacio, President, Bonifacio Consulting Services05.03.18
New chairman served as CEO of Mölnlycke Health Care AB.