Developing Medical Devices
This one-day workshop will explore all aspects of the medical device development process:
Why good ideas fail
Budgetary issues; IP; the wrong team; commercially not viable; technology obsolescence; misleading or unachievable outcomes; not understanding the process; not being receptive to change.
Understanding competing products; identifying the unique selling point; assessing whether it is one product or a sequence; assessing whether is it a transferrable technology; longevity.
Fail fast, fail cheap
The need for early stage proof-of-concept; idea validation; identifying and understanding the challenges.
3D printing, proof-of-concept and early stage evaluation
Product development methodologies
An overview of the strategic process; gateways; perceived versus actual development pathways; double diamond strategy.
Design for compliance / manufacture / user / IP
Holistic design and the requirements for designing the device.
Design history files; regulatory requirements; identifying and mitigating risk.
Commercial viability and risk management
Initial costings for capital expenditure; viability; health economics analysis; skills matrix and implementing the right team.
Moving the project forward
Further engagement; clinical evaluation and advisory groups; endorsements; converting the project/product outcomes into a language which funders/investors/industry can understand.
This course will be delivered by Richard Hall, Managing Director, Pd-m International Ltd.
Richard started his career in 1986 with an engineering apprenticeship at Rolls-Royce Plc.
In 2005 Richard founded Pd-m, a product design and manufacture consultancy based in Ripon, North Yorkshire. The business comprises a multi-discipline team of designers, engineers and manufacturers. Around 70% of the work is based in the medical technologies and healthcare sector. The range of products the Pd-m team have worked with include arthroscopy, MND disease, bowel cancer diagnostics, abdominal retraction platform, shoulder surgery, catheters, obstetric forceps, dental, digital health and wearable technologies. Since being established Pd-m have won several innovation awards and been featured in the media.
In addition to running Pd-m, Richard has mentored on the Design Council Spark Innovation fund and is a visiting tutor at the Royal College of Art.
Spaces are limited and registration is essential.
Open to staff and postgraduate research students at Translate partner universities only (Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds, Leeds Beckett, and York).
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