Product Development

October 17, 2018

Accelerating Development in a World of Growing Complexity

Recently, I’ve been surveying a number of reports and articles forecasting the future of medical devices.  Specifically, the future trends emerging in interventional cardiology, structural heart, neuromodulation and drug/device combination products. Some of the individual market segment takeaways include: ~ Improvements in cardiac mapping are combining with advances in ablation technologies to improve patient outcomes while simultaneously shortening procedural times, elevating throughput in the cardiology lab. ~ Real-time, visual guidance using intravascular imaging, fractional flow […]
September 24, 2018

The Financial Impact of Strategic Innovation

Market intel firm CB Insights recently published results from its survey of corporate strategy executives, illustrating the fact that 41% of executives say their firms are extremely at risk, or very at risk of disruption.  Perhaps no other industry is more vulnerable to disruption than medical device. Let’s explore the confluence of market drivers that medical device companies face: Demographics – U.S. populations are growing older and living longer. Prevalence of Chronic Conditions – According […]
June 29, 2018

Notes From the Field – The Drug/Device Combination Product Summit

We recently had the opportunity to speak at the Combination Product Life Cycle Management Summit, which was held in Boston earlier this month. Our co-founder and COO, Phil Burke, presented best practices for developing a dedicated, medical device designed to deliver a therapeutic drug. In attendance were quality, regulatory and device strategy/management professionals from a veritable Who’s Who of Big Pharma. The drug/device combination products market is, in many ways, still relatively nascent. It’s also […]
April 25, 2018
REV.1 Engineering Medical Device Development Team

The Strategic Risk of Engineering Talent Turnover

Do You Have Contingencies in Place to Counter Disruption from the Coming Talent Wars? It’s a topic that’s been front and center since our recovery from the Great Recession: How will companies that depend on knowledge workers for value creation react to the inevitable talent wars? Due to the growing complexity and sophistication of our products, perhaps no other segment is more vulnerable to disruption than the medical device industry. And perhaps no place is […]
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