Medical Device Product Development Process Overview
New products are a very important part of a business strategyespecially in the
medical engineering device
market segment. The ability to bring the right product tothe market, at the right time and at the right price is the ultimate goal in the
process. Knowing the process for engineering product development and executing thesteps sequentially can provide a substantial competitive advantage. Most of the time, the developmentprocess is open to variations. ProengineerPortal offers a systematic approach that can be valuable byfocusing on key elements of the engineering product development process. Consequently, not adheringto these sequential steps and ignoring key issues or problems can increase the risk of a failed product.ProengineerPortal’s proven product development methodology is our guideline for bringing competitiveand innovative products to market. Product development requires a series of integrated phases which arethe beginnings of the product life cycle. First there is the conceptualization design phase where themedical engineering device essentially is defined. Then, there is the feasibility phase where the medicalengineering device is analyzed regarding technical risks associated with its development. Lastly, there isthe development and design phase which focuses primarily on prototype development and testing. Thefollowing overview will introduce this structured process which improves probability of the medicaldevice’s success.