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I didn’t count, but I was surprised how many 10x/MDTX speakers implored our medical device design, development, manufacturing, and commercialization guests to abide by the following rule:
👉 Consider every aspect of your new product development right from the start.
That sounds obvious in isolation. But the stories about manufacturers who thought about “everything but one detail” came out losers.
Jeff Sauter from Steri-Tek told us about the manufacturer who came to them after all the development was done.
The manufacturer asked Jeff to “just sterilize this.” But process “A” was required to sterilize some of the materials. Process “B” was required for others and the processes were incompatible.
That manufacturer went out of business.
Charlie Galvin from BlueSphere Logistics said a manufacturer could have halved his shipping costs if his device were an inch shorter. The truck could have been stacked two high instead of one. The incremental costs were significant.
Many stories boiled down to “if they had just…” then “they could have….”
We have so many experts in the Medical Devices Group, nine of whom are trusted members of our Medical Devices Group Advisory Board at https://medgroup.biz/advisors.
And now that I’ve merged the 10x Medical Device Conference with the much larger Medical Device Technology Exchange (MDTX), I’ve met experts in quality (Jon Speer from Greenlight Guru), adhesives and material selection (Jason Spencer at Henkel), contract development (JESSICA LENHARDT at Teleflex Medical OEM), and many other disciplines.
So two invitations for you:
2. Attend MDTX West (October 2-4, San Diego). See https://medgroup.biz/MDTX. I’m thrilled by last week’s MDTX East showing. San Diego will be even better. You’ll learn, network, get 🍨 and answers, and have fun.
Make it a great week.
Janet Andrews, M.A.
Matthew Van Court
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