May 23, 2017
REV.1 Engineering

Contract Manufacturing: 4 Reasons to Just Say “No”

Many start-up CEOs are seduced by the low cost development offered by some contract manufacturers. But as they say, you get what you pay for. First off, you will be required to legally commit your start-up to a high volume, long-term agreement for medical device manufacturing in exchange for lower up-front engineering costs. (Click here to read more about product ownership and contract manufacturing.) Second, similar to fixed-rate bidding, you immediately enter into an adversarial […]
May 17, 2017

7 Realities of Building an In-House Medical Device Development Team

In-house medical device development requires dedicated, highly skilled and experienced talent; acquisition of necessary equipment and facilities to build to feasibility and beyond; and sourcing and management of reliable partners for specialty materials, preclinical trials, and the regulatory process. As you are calculating the time it will take to bring your new team together, keep these realities in mind: What will it take to convince your first-pick hire to leave a job they already have? […]
May 4, 2017
REV.1 Engineering Medical Device Design

Medical Device Development with Advanced Materials

REV.1 recently had a client with a highly specialized wound care product which combined molded and converted parts. Careful sourcing was necessary to find the advanced materials necessary. The client had a difficult time finding the right firm with the capability to bring all the different resources required to move from concept to feasibility to successful product. REV.1 Engineering laid out a comprehensive product development program that included innovative bench models to vet prototypes and […]
April 27, 2017
REV.1 Engineering team at work.

The Value of 2x Faster Medical Device Development

You have that special “spark” of an idea, the one that excites and drives you and your colleagues to lay it all on the line to make it happen. Now you are on the clock. The time it takes to go from “spark” to approved medical device is a CEO’s biggest opportunity… and biggest threat. Reducing the amount of time it takes to get through each critical phase is what will build the highest value […]
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