September 8, 2016

5 Pre-Funding Essentials for Early Medical Device Start-Ups

When you are geeked about your medical device idea, it can be challenging to focus on the less-exciting parts of your start-up plan. Most start-up clients we work with initially think they just need a prototype, and they’re of course anxious to see their product come to life. But if you really want your medical device to take off, you must take into account the five essential elements of a successful business plan. These are […]
August 23, 2016
REV.1 finds solutions

Stories of Medical Device Success: The Opportunity in Failure

“Don’t bury your failures, let them inspire you.” – Robert Kityosaki As we all know, medical device development is not always a smooth process. In fact, we like to say that there are no bumps in the road… it’s just the road. Everything doesn’t always go as expected, but it’s how you handle design failures that separates the good development teams from the great ones. When faced with a failure, how do you turn it […]
August 1, 2016
REV.1 Design Team

5 Ways Skilled Technicians Speed Product Development

Often the medical device product design team is disconnected from the technicians and machinists who tackle the nuts and bolts of product development. Working with highly skilled technicians who are integrated into the design team makes development not only faster, but often contributes to a better final product. Here are some of the ways highly skilled technicians accelerate product development: 1) Faster solutions: Highly trained technicians offer better fabrication methods and need less trial-and-error time […]
July 14, 2016

Skin in the Game: 5 Ways to Create a Contractor Partnership

“REV.1 Engineering gets involved and puts skin in the game. They are very good problem solvers who take ownership. It wasn’t just ‘the client’s’ project, it was always ‘OUR’ project.” That’s the kind of testimonial you want to be able to give your contract R&D firm! And it’s certainly the kind of testimonial we love to get! When you choose your medical device development contractor, be sure you select a partner who cares about your […]
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