Innovate: Develop a Fully-Automated Immunoassay Analyzer

When asked to develop the concept for a fully automated, random-access immunoassay analyzer, KMC Systems began the development phase with defining system requirements and conducted user research in order to determine the most important product features. 

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Topics: IVD instrument development program, In Vitro Diagnostics, ivd product development, IVD medical product development, in vitro diagnostic device design

Visit KMC Systems at the 2013 Next Generation Dx Summit

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Topics: next generation dx summit, KMC Systems, in vitro diagnostic device design, top medical device companies

The 7 Cs in Simulation Modeling for Medical Device Design

How important is simulation modeling in the medical instrumentation and laboratory diagnostic industry? This dynamic process helps medical device manufacturers and OEMs mitigate risks, accelerate time-to-market, create better products and reduce development and deployment costs. The businesses that embrace the power of the technology will have an easier time remaining competitive in the medical product marketplace.
This is the first of a two-part series. See Part II here. 

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Topics: KMC360, KMC Systems, medical device design, In Vitro Diagnostics, ivd instrument development, medical contract manufacturing, collaborative innovation, in vitro diagnostic device design, Medical instrument Design, Medical Instrument Rapid Product Development, medical device, simulation based design

KMC Weighs in on In-Vitro Diagnostic Design and Development Trends.


In a feature article by Medical Product Outsourcing (MPO)entitled “More Usable, by Design”, Jim Stommen writes that fewer bells and whistles are included in new in-vitro diagnostic design. He goes on to say that “doing more with less gets the royal treatment and cost-control and functionality reign as King and Queen.”

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Topics: KMC Systems, News, IVD instrument development program, In Vitro Diagnostics, ivd product development, ivd instrument development, medical contract manufacturing, proven process, in vitro diagnostic device design, medical device, IVD Business Strategy Conference

In-Vitro Diagnostics Instrument Value Proposition Validation

Developing a new In-Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) instrument requires a well formed value proposition just like any other new product. Understanding the customer needs by conducting user research and usability testing is a fundamental first step in creating the marketing requirements document for a new IVD platform. The job of the marketer to analyze that data and then specify just the required features, and functions of a new platform that will provide the benefits to support the value proposition can be challenging. And we all know from experience that there have been times when the marketing requirements have included every feature under the sun ! Let’s not be too hard on our fellow marketers for the kitchen sinking method of defining feature/function requirements though because there were no tools to optimize or provide tangible guidance for relevant feature selection relative to cost or associated development risk … that is until now.

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Topics: medical device design, IVD instrument development program, In Vitro Diagnostics, ivd product development, ivd instrument development, proven process, rapid product development, in vitro diagnostic device design