Medical Device New Product Development

The process of taking an innovative medical device from concept to full-scale production is inherently complex. Challenges can include organizational silos, such as design and manufacturing, which fail to communicate and align at an early stage. This disconnect can cause costly delays and rework. Similarly, research and development groups (R&D) may choose suppliers for a prototype that prove unsuitable for supporting commercial production. Weakness in the area of human factors engineering (HFE) can also derail a device’s development.

Start-up companies typically lack expertise and resources to conduct or oversee the concept-to-commercialization process, while larger organizations may be distracted by the competing demands of other projects. A lack of dedicated manufacturing capability for piloting a new design can also interfere with production of other devices.

Challenges of Traditional New Product Introduction

  • Disconnect between designers and manufacturing department
  • Supply chain not satisfactory to support manufacturing needs
  • Lack of expertise and resources to conduct the concept-to-commercialization process
  • Competing demands of multiple projects

Solving Challenges with Nypro Healthcare's Integrated Services

Nypro Healthcare provides comprehensive, integrated services for medical devices, including a dedicated facility, specialized competencies, equipment and IT infrastructure.

Benefits of Nypro Healthcare's Integrated Services

An end-to-end new product introduction service can cut the average concept-to-commercialization time of 18 to 24 months down to about 12 months. Nypro Healthcare can even provide expertise in regulatory requirements, such as assisting with preparation of the 510K submission to the FDA. 

Such services ensure a focused approach and a seamless flow from one phase to the next.


Related Links:

Our turnkey service also adheres to proven best practices:

  • Design of the product and process at the same time
  • Design for manufacturability
  • Creation of an optimized supply chain
  • All process steps in one physical location
  • Dedicated team resources for the project to avoid distractions

From Jabil's Blog

Critical Considerations in Medical Device Design & Development

Medical device companies are in a predicament. The global medical devices industry is an attractive and intensely competitive market with estimated worldwide sales by 2017 of $302 billion. New technologies and medical advances off ... Read More

3-D Prototype Printing is Revolutionizing Product Design

Companies large and small that previously used custom machine tools to build early prototypes of new parts are now turning to 3-D printing technology to design and test engineers' newest ideas. As a result, product developers can ... Read More