White Paper: Developing a Rapid, Real-Time, PCR Instrument

Today, there is great demand for the development and design of next gen. PCR-based diagnostics for the rapid analysis of patient samples and simultaneous detection of multiple diverse markers. In this white paper, KMC Systems and Streck Inc. describe the development and technology that went into an innovative new rapid, 6-color, randomly-accessible, real-time PCR instrument.  

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Topics: rapid product development

3 Key Components to Streamlining Biomedical Product Development

The pressure to introduce new medical devices to market quickly and cost-effectively is constant. Implementing these key strategies will streamline the commercialization of products.

Most biomedical device companies are familiar with rapid prototyping, which allows them to quickly produce parts and test feasibility. However, when a medical device needs to be developed and manufactured in a limited amount of time, it is necessary to employ a more holistic approach to streamline product development methodology. This helps to ensure that biomedical devices are introduced quickly and cost-effectively. Rapid product development essentially divides the approach into three key components: collaboration, agility and software.

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Topics: rapid product development

KMC at AACC: Off-the-shelf solutions and medical product development

KMC Systems attended the AACC Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo again this year, from July 28 to Aug. 1, 2013 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.

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Topics: KMC360, KMC Systems, AACC Annual Meeting, rapid product development, medical product development

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

Strategies for Rapid Medical Device Development

Rapid product development offers an inherent competitive advantage in the field of medical instruments. There are a number of different strategies that have been utilized in order to achieve results in a minimal amount of time with varying levels of success.

Over time, one thing has become clear. In order to streamline the entire process of developing medical instruments, a holistic approach is critical. In particular a holistic approach with focus on technologies, processes, healthcare management and people. Here is a closer look at some strategies for successful medical instrument rapid product development and how a holistic approach can address them.

  1. When the ultimate desire is speed, one strategy is to leverage appropriate off the shelf technologies that will not only reduce the amount of development time needed , but will also have the product features that meets the needs of the end user at a value perceived price point.

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Topics: Medical Product Design, medical device development and manufacturing, medical device development, rapid product development, Medical Instrument Rapid Product Development

Analysis is an important part of rapid product development

Let's Talk About It!

 

What are you doing on March 7th and 8th ?

Hopefully you'll be taking advantage of the plethora of discussion topics and industry networking at the MedDevice Summit in Boston.

KMC Systems Inc. is a sponsor of MedDevice Summit and more importantly we are bringing some of our talented engineers to present as well.

We will be presenting and discussing two topics that will surely be of interest to you:

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Topics: Medical Product Design, rapid product development