Tag Archives: Axendia

06Dec/19

2020 Life Science Radar – Webinar Registration is Open!

An Axendia Straight from the Source Webinar

Disruption is on the radar! Life-Science executives must plot a course for success. That was the theme of our “Straight from the Source” 2019 Life-Science Radar webinar featuring Axendia’s Analysts.

Since 2005, Industry stakeholders and regulators have relied on Axendia for trusted advice on Business, Regulatory and Technology issues and trends. Due to our track-record of accurately predicting Life-Science trends, our clients often ask us to forecast what’s on the horizon.  To answer this question, we developed a 2019 Life-Science radar to communicate our focus areas in the markets we service, as well as share when we predict these trends will become mainstream.

Join us on January 29th at 11am Eastern. Axendia’s Analysts will discuss the updated 2020 Life-Science radar.

Many disruptors are closely connected and Life-Science organizations must take a holistic view when it comes to business, regulatory and technology trends in order to plot a course to success.

Can’t make this time? Register and you will be able to watch the On-Demand recording after the event.

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03Dec/19

Quality Creates Leadership – Quality Creates Differentiation

ETQ 2019 Briefing Note

By: Sandra K. Rodriguez, Market Analyst

Axendia was recently briefed by the Executive Team of ETQ.  Headquartered in Boston, ETQ has 27 years of quality management experience.  The company believes that competitive advantage grows when companies take a differentiated and agile approach to quality management.

“Our highly regulated customers in Life Sciences and Food and Beverage are aware of the regulatory consequences of poor quality and are looking to address these issues across all phases of their supply chain and manufacturing process – starting with product design,” began Nina McIntyre, Chief Marketing Officer at ETQ.

The actual management of quality from a sales perspective and the entire complaints management aspect of the product life cycle, is something that is critical in Life Sciences and all of the Industries in which ETQ does business.  ETQ’s flagship Quality Management System – Reliance, is assuring quality outcomes for some of the world’s most demanding brands in medical devices, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, etc.

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02Dec/19

FDA Discusses Challenges and Opportunities for 3D Printing in Life Sciences

A Straight from the Source Webinar 

The interest in 3D Printing (a/k/a Additive Manufacturing) has risen spectacularly the last decade.  The use of 3D Printing technology has wide-ranging applications across the Health Technology Ecosystem, including surgical, healthcare, pharmaceutical and medical devices.  In fact, over 100 medical devices using 3D printed components have been cleared by FDA. 

With the rise in utilization of 3D Printing in Medical Devices, FDA’s interest in additive manufacturing has significantly increased.  To address how the technology can affect the quality, safety and effectiveness of these products, FDA published guidance for industry titled: Technical Considerations for Additive Manufacturing Devices by Dr. Matthew Di Prima.

Join FDA’s Matthew Di Prima and Axendia’s Eric M. Luyer in for a live webinar on November 20th at 11am ET.  This webinar is now available on-demand.

Meet Your Trusted Sources 

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In this webinar, we discuss FDA’s perspective on: 

  • Current capabilities of 3D Printing in Life Sciences 
  • Challenges and opportunities for 3D Printing in Life Sciences 
  • Case studies on FDA reviewed and approved devices on the market 
  • Collaborations Industry, Universities and Standard Development Organizations 
  • Regulations, guidance and Standards for 3D Printing  
  • Vision for future uses of 3D Printing in Healthcare  
  • Point of Care  
  • Personalized Medical Devices  

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13Nov/19

Inventing New Horizons with Science as a Catalyst

Event Brief: Science in the Age of Experience 

By: Sandra K. Rodriguez, Market Analyst

I had the opportunity to cover “Science in the Age of Experience” in Boston in October.  The annual Dassault Systèmes conference brought together 500 attendees, representing 250 companies.  This year customer presentations focused on new ways of experiencing and shaping science in Life (better living), in Engineering (product innovation) and in Nature (sustainable planet).

Bernard Charlès, Vice Chairman and CEO of Dassault Systèmes opened the event by stating, You can’t have knowledge if you don’t have knowhow.” Charlès continued with, “The biggest challenge in innovation is over-communicating and under-understanding.”  The agenda was filled with presentations by members of MIT and Harvard, plus Dassault Systèmes’ clients who are seeking to not just understand the correlations between product, nature and life… but are inventing new horizons with science as the catalyst.

Standing on Solid Ground with SOLIDWORKS

Hugh HerrHugh Herr, Professor of MIT Media Lab and co-director of the MIT Center for Extreme Bionics; Founder of BionX, Inc., had both legs amputated from just under the knee after suffering from frostbite during a mountain climbing accident in the early 1980s. He pointed out the surgical procedure that doctors performed following his accident had not changed since the late 1800s.  As a result, although he could walk again with the help of his first set of prosthetics, he was unable to associate the feeling of pressure or movement in his ankles or feet.  With both pant legs rolled up to expose his bionic limbs he stated, “From the knee down, my legs are a bunch of nuts and bolts.”   He then informed us that in addition to the nuts and bolts are sensors, and an entire bionic ecosystem that gives him the ability to move, walk, jump and pivot naturally.  Continue reading

28Oct/19

Life-Science Companies Are Becoming Cloud Comfortable

… And You Heard It Here First

By: Sandra K. Rodriguez, Market Analyst

Based on our interactions with companies large and small, cloud solutions for Quality, Operations and Maintenance Management are being increasingly adopted to lower costs (implementation, validation and maintenance from a technology standpoint) and for improved process and people efficiencies.

Not convinced? Earlier this year, we published our findings in a report titled “See Who’s Soaring to the Cloud in Support of Quality and Compliance.” Most of the companies we spoke to already had experience implementing a variety of business systems in the cloud including: Email, CRM, ERP, Document Management, Serialization and HR systems.

Most, if not all, software vendors that we either met or conducted briefings with this year have cloud offerings to support: AI/ML, APS, CTMS, EAM, MES, PLM, RIM, etc.

Executives we interviewed for our Cloud QMS report agreed that:

  • Modern cloud platforms have a secure infrastructure with very high availability and uptime
  • Value can be quickly achieved by unifying business functions on a cloud platform
  • System accessibility and availability is necessary for today’s global workforce
  • Moving to the modern cloud is not only a strategic move but one that supports a sustainable digital transformation strategy
  • Taking a cloud-first approached supports improved business outcomes by eliminating the need for an internal IT army

Over seven years ago, Axendia published a report based on a survey of 125 MedTech Executives.  We sought to understand “Balancing the Risks and Rewards of MedTech Globalization.”  At the time, Axendia’s position was simple:

To mitigate globalization growing pains and attain sustained benefits, the Med-Tech ecosystem will need to implement new strategies, processes, and technologies to proactively manage risk across the life-cycle of Med-Tech Products in a global and outsourced environment.

Today, we are seeing the adoption of modern cloud solutions that offer:

  • Holistic control over governance, risk management, and compliance practices
  • Enhanced visibility across the Med-Tech ecosystem
  • Improved collaboration with all constituents across the total product lifecycle

Being cloud comfortable doesn’t mean that every aspect of a company’s business is being managed in the cloud but Maintenance, Manufacturing and Quality clouds (to name a few) are quickly replacing on-premises applications.

Need help with your cloud strategy? Contact our Analyst Team today.