Elbit Systems of America - KMC - Mission to Protect and Save Lives

KMC Systems, a division of Elbit Systems of America, Senior Software Systems Engineer Doug Finner has built our robust medical Manufacturing Execution System (MES). In this video, Doug explains why KMC's mission to provide innovative medical device solutions that protect and save lives is so important to him and why developing such a robust MES ensures that KMC Systems lives by its mission. 

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Topics: KMC Systems, KMC, medical device, medical MES, Elbit Systems of America

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

Is your medical device tax canary still chirping?

                                           

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Topics: medical device manufacturer, KMC Systems, medical device design, medical device design and manufacturing, medical device

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 Depot Repair Process

KMC Systems becomes the experts with your instrument so our depot level support is a natural extension of our design and manufacturing services. We provide medical device depot level support in various ways, including:

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Topics: medical device manufacturer, medical device contract manufacturer, KMC Systems, medical device contract manufacturing, medical device manufacturing, proven process, medical device, proven processes

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

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

Medical Device Contract Manufacturer Involvement ... When?

Do you struggle with determining when is the right time to involve a medical device contract manufacturer ?

This can be the most important decision in determining whether your product meets all your manufacturing goals and is released to market on time. Ron Jellison, KMC Systems' VP of Business Development, spoke at the 4th Annual MPO Symposium in 2011 to the importance of how to get the medical device contract manufacturer (CM) involved at the right time.

 

"We've been involved as early on as the time the OEM selected the designer where they also made the determination of who the manufacturer was going to be.." Jellison said. He went on to say while this is not the most common model, it can be very effective. This allows the manufacturer to be involved in the design reviews and give input into the design of the product. This makes sure that once the product has been transitioned to manufacturing, the product easily fits the manufacturing and testing capabilities for a smooth production and product launch.

Jellison also touched on a more common scenario; "The most common model is where the CM is selected prior to the completion of the development process. For example, you may have an engineering prototype build, then you may be doing another interim build prior to a release to manufacturing, where you involve a CM. This has been a successful model that has worked for us as well."

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Topics: KMC360, medical device manufacturer, medical device contract manufacturer, KMC Systems, medical device contract manufacturing, Medical Product Manufacturing, medical device, medical device outsourced manufacturer, outsourced manufacturer

How Does a Medical Contract Manufacturer Vet an Opportunity?

Have you ever thought about how a medical device manufacturer would vet a business opportunity?

Vetting a business opportunity is a critical first step in building a relationship between an OEM and a Supplier.


In the October issue of MPO, a feature article written by Jim Stommen entitled "Let the Vetting Begin" offers insight to the early interactions of an OEM and a supplier as they both evaluate the business partnering relationship. This topic was also discussed recently at the 4th Annual MPO Symposium during the "Building the Bridge Between OEM Design and Outsourced Manufacturing" panel session.

Ron Jellison, Executive Director of Business Development for KMC Systems was one of the panelists that offered insight to the vetting process used at KMC Systems, Inc.

"When evaluating a large OEM business opportunity we look at the types of products in their portfolio, the competition in their industry, their product sales/distribution channel, and the alignment of our quality system to theirs. For a start-up company, having confidence with the management team and their technical, financial and schedule objectives is an essential foundation for a successful business partnering relationship. " stated Jellison.

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Topics: medical device manufacturer, medical device contract manufacturer, KMC Systems, medical device contract manufacturing, Medical Product Manufacturing, medical device manufacturing, medical contract manufacturing, Total Product Life Cycle, medical device, medical device outsourced manufacturer