Adapting Prototyping to Meet Rapid Advances in Medical Device Designs

Rapid prototyping has long played a vital role in the evolution of medical device technology. Effectively applied during a product's early design stages, it can generate valuable feedback for the design team, reduce development time and costs, foster potential product enhancements and promote greater customer satisfaction. Yet the practice of prototyping itself has had to adapt to new tools and methodologies in order to keep up with the rapid pace of innovation in the medical device industry. It has also had to navigate an evolving range of new manufacturing realities. Cory Forbes, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Nypro, a Jabil company, discusses in Medical Design Briefs how prototyping in the medical device industry must also increasingly anticipate new market realities, adapt to evolving manufacturing methods, and involve all stakeholders earlier in the process in order to keep up with the increasingly rapid pace of disruptive innovation. Read More