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

White Paper: 3 Strategies for Assessing IVD Product Development

The importance of having a multi-disciplined approach to IVD medical instrumentation development is outlined in a recently published white paper. In it, KMC Systems engineers, Jack Kessler and Jerry Sevigny, and senior program manager, Spencer Lovette, discuss three key elements in assessing IVD medical product feasibility and how, “assigning marketing, engineering, or operations as the sole source for defining new product features and functions can yield not only radically different products but, more importantly, products that do not meet customer needs.”  


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Topics: IVD instrument development program, In Vitro Diagnostics, ivd product development, ivd instrument development, medical product definition, ivd medical instrumentation, IVD medical product development

Medical Device Design Best Practices - Formula for Success

KMC Systems and Farm Product Development collaborate on medical device design - a formula for success

KMC Systems values its collaborative relationships with clients, R&D organizations and engineering consultants outside company walls, viewing these unique engagements as an integral part of the medical device product development process. 

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Topics: KMC Systems, medical device design, IVD instrument development program, In Vitro Diagnostics, Medical Product Design, collaborative innovation, Medical instrument Design, medical device

Testing IVD Medical Instrument Feasibility During Development

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Topics: KMC360, KMC Systems, medical device design, IVD instrument development program, ivd product development, ivd instrument development, Medical Product Design, Medical instrument Design, Simulation in product development, simulation based design, Medical device simulation modeling

Medical device design and manufacturing partner supports IVD trends

KMC Systems, Inc. is dedicated to protecting and saving lives through advancing health care technologies that help people on more personal and customizable levels.  Working closely with OEMs and start-ups, KMC Systems continually pioneers innovative solutions to meet the increased medical device design and manufacturing market demand.

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Topics: KMC Systems, medical device design, IVD instrument development program, In Vitro Diagnostics, ivd instrument development, medical device design and manufacturing, medical device, proven processes

KMC Engineers have "The Knack" ... and a rich life beyond the cubicle

 Posted by Patty Duffey and Gail Jones

October 23, 2012

Engineers are sometimes lightheartedly teased for their intense and intuitive focus on solving or fixing mechanical and electrical things, as mimicked here in "The Knack." Yet, many of our engineers also excel at taking on new challenges and activities beyond work with confidence and ease.

From home schooling four children, coaching and building their own homes to beekeeping, gardening and wine-making, KMC Systems, Inc.'s engineers engage in a multitude of other pursuits.

The company’s policy of every other Friday off enables many to expand upon their external interests. Some believe their life outside of work makes them even more productive at their jobs.

Below is a glimpse of four employees who bravely shared how they use their time off to the fullest extent. Collectively, they have more than thirty hobbies and each is passionate about both their professional and personal lives.

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Topics: KMC360, KMC Systems, medical device design, IVD instrument development program, Medical instrument Design, Medical Instrument Rapid Product Development

KMC Pioneers Medical Device Simulation Modeling To Reduce Risk

This is Part II of a two-part series. See Part I here

By helping medical device developers and OEMs visualize an instrument’s performance  before design even begins, KMC Systems, Inc.’s unique instrument model simulation process helps CEOs create realistic, end-result business plans that save time and money upfront.

 The simulation process employed by KMC brings together “the best of three worlds”-- marketing, engineering and operations --as a sole source for evaluating and defining product features and functions. Assessing options in a model at the concept stage is faster and less expensive than implementing changes during hardware and software integration.

 

 Why KMC as the “model experts” ?

Based on the vision of Spencer M. Lovette, KMC program manager, who foresaw a way for bringing the simulation modeling expertise used in other industries to diagnostics, KMC’s approach cannot be easily duplicated.    

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Topics: KMC Systems, medical device design, IVD instrument development program, proven process, Medical Instrument Rapid Product Development, medical device, Simulation in product development, simulation based design, Medical device simulation modeling

News: KMC's Walter Gilde is Presenting at Evolution of Advanced IVDs

KMC Systems will be exhibiting and presenting at Evolution of Advanced IVDs in San Diego, California from September 19th-20th. Join Walter Gilde, Business Development Manager, KMC Systems, during lunch on Tuesday September 19 for his presentation on Simulation Reduces Risk Earlier in IVD Instrument Development Programs. 

IVD instrument development programs carry degrees of risks depending on marketing requirements, business value proposition and/or technology maturity. Utilizing an early reliable risk assessment tool is vital to the success of an IVD instrument development program.


Conventional planning processes and tools do not provide sufficient depth of analysis to elucidate all marketing requirements or sufficient insight to discover underlying design shortcomings in proposed concepts. Ideally, one would identify an optimal concept by making early informed feature/function trade-offs.

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Topics: News, IVD instrument development program, Simulation in product development

News: KMC Systems is Presenting at Next Generation Dx

 

 

KMC Systems will be exhibiting and presenting at Next Generation Dx in Washington DC from August 21-22. Stop by booth #19 to hear our latest innovations in contract design, manufacture, and field support services for medical devices and instrumentation. 

IVD instrument development programs carry degrees of risks depending on marketing requirements, business value proposition and/or technology maturity. Early simulation has proven effective in exposing concealed requirements, design conflicts, and technical risks. Simulation provides a platform to resolve these issues, revise the concepts, make informed tradeoffs before substantial development expenditures and capital commitments are made.

Join Walter Gilde, Business Development Manager, KMC Systems, on Wednesday August, 22 at 3:05pm for his presentation on Simulation Reduces Risk Earlier in IVD Instrument Development Programs.

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Topics: News, IVD instrument development program, Simulation in product development

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