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Advanced design and re-use for medical device manufacturers


From ideation to final use, the journey of a medical device can be a time-consuming and costly process. But what if the process could shift to become faster with digitalized resources?

The essential part of a product’s journey is to safely design and develop it to meet design standards for medical devices. This means documentation, such as the design history file (DHF) and device master record (DMR), must include complete, consistent and accurate data.

Using advanced design and re-use to achieve design excellence can help provide visibility and digital continuity across a product lifecycle to improve efficiency at lower cost. It focuses on data integrity to unlock your company’s design potential.

Focus on the power of data control to enable advanced design and re-use

When it comes to medical device design and development, manufacturers interact with massive amounts of data and documents daily. Medical device manufacturers are trained to focus on documentation as the result, leading to isolated systems, static documentation and limited re-use.

Advanced design and re-use shifts the focus from document control to data control. Data can be individually identified, managed and traced to create up-to-date, dynamic documentation. The value of re-use is not only to create dynamic documentation but to create and manage design re-use. Data sets that are fully contextualized can be developed into intelligent platforms to improve development efficiency.

Now is the time to automate the complexity of product development management, so you can bring your medical device to market faster and at a lower cost.

Read the infographic to learn more about Advanced Design & Re-use as part of our Design Excellence solution.

Hear how Unlimited Tomorrow reduced costs by 90%

Unlimited Tomorrow is changing the prosthetics industry. The medical device company enables amputees to live new lives by creating personalized, upper limb prosthetic solutions to fit their needs. Unlimited Tomorrow designed TrueLimb®—the most affordable and lightweight bionic arm created through 3D printing—to mirror a patient’s opposing limb.

The company’s product is not the only focus to make patients’ lives easier. Unlimited Tomorrow developed a new distribution model, fitting process and production method to personalize the customer experience. With Siemens NX software, Unlimited Tomorrow reduced the cost of traditional prosthetics by 90% to improve quality and expedite delivery to patients five times faster. The NX driven development process helps Unlimited Tomorrow reduce the number of test sockets required and is used to further automate the company’s operations. By digitalizing their operations, Unlimited Tomorrow can deliver better and faster results.