Are You a Med-Tech Innovator or Laggard?

Medical devices are in a constant state of evolution: providing new capabilities, addressing defects, adapting to changing markets or regulatory demands and reacting to competitive threats.
Actively managing products across the total product life cycle (including design, manufacturing and service management) drives improvements in product quality and accelerates new product introductions in a timely and cost-effective manner while supporting regulatory compliance.
BUT have you asked yourself:

  • Does your corporate leadership think tactically or strategically
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The Continuing Failure of Strategic Leadership in the Med-Tech Industry?


Many people who have worked for a mid- to large-sized company learn that corporate politics or culture can create the biggest barrier to performing any process effectively.  This is not to say overcoming organizational issues is easy but companies need to recognize and commit to addressing them because it's central to being an innovative organization. Closed Loop technology tools are critical to overcoming the silos, gaps, and barriers that exist within an organization.

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Drowning in Meaningless Data? Time to Fix the DRIP!

The Med-Tech industry is obsessed with collecting data, retaining and hoarding it to meet statutory and regulatory requirements. Unfortunately most companies do not harness this data to produce better quality products. As a result, companies suffer from DRIP and are Data Rich but Intelligence Poor.
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Don't Solve Quality Problems, Avoid Them


Can you distribute poor quality products while complying with all applicable regulatory requirements?

Sure! After all, you can conduct a recall of poor quality products in compliance with all applicable regulations.

FDA’s Top Medical Device official agrees. Jeff Shuren, M.D., J.D., Director of FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), put it this way: “…one device manufacturer can meet FDA requirements and still make a poor quality device; whereas, a second manufacturer may . . .

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Does Having a Closed Loop Process Really Matter to your Business?

Recalls are on the rise. How can you avoid them?

Analysis shows a 97% increase in the annual number of medical device recalls for the 10-year period, increasing from 604 recalls in FY 2003 to 1,190 recalls in FY 2012.

"Want to learn how a Closed Loop Process can prevent recalls, drive accelerated innovation, improve product quality and enhance company performance?

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