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3D Printing Body Parts: This 24th Century Technology is Only a Few Years Away!

By: Jared N. Matlis, Research Assistant

Science fiction is humanity’s prediction of its own future, but is often the inspiration for it.  Star Trek is a prime example of this irony, from computer tablets to flip phones, this show inspired the technological advancements it had envisaged.  

While some of these creations, like starships and teleporters, are still out of our reach, others are closer than we expect. Especially in the field of medical devices.  

For instance, in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Ethics”, Lieutenant Worf is paralyzed from the waist down because of damage to his spinal cord. Despite the severity of his injury, Worf recovers due to Dr. Crusher’s implementation of a synthetic spinal cord which replaced his damaged one. Even in the 24th century, this is considered an experimental procedure, so it must be centuries ahead of us now, right? With 3D Printing, this level of medical device may only be a few years away. 

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Dassault Systèmes Shifts Focus From Things to Life

2020 Analyst Conference Event Brief

By: Daniel R. Matlis, President

At the 2020 Dassault Systèmes Analyst conference, Bernard Charlès, Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, presented his bold and audacious ambition for the next 10 years. “Dassault Systèmes will focus on developing its leadership in Life Sciences & Healthcare alongside two other strategic sectors of the economy: Manufacturing Industries and Infrastructure & Cities,” proclaimed Charlès. 

While this shift may be surprising to many, at Axendia, we have witnessed first-hand Dassault Systèmes’ commitment to pursue Life-Sciences with Mind, Body, and Soul for over a decade.  In 2014, I had the opportunity to Hover Through the Human Heart. In 2019, the Medidata acquisition provided The Missing Link in Dassault Systèmes Powerful Portfolio to Support the Life Sciences Industry

Under Charlès’ leadership, the company displays a rare culture focused on long term audacious goals, driven by unbridled passion yet measured by meticulous execution. Charlès has helped instill a culture of ongoing innovation to further consolidate Dassault Systèmes’ scientific capabilities and make science part of the company’s DNA.  

To achieve this goal, Dassault Systèmes (3DS) is shifting and will leverage the virtual twin experience as a new way of representing the world. Charlès laid out 3DS’s vision in a manifesto titled “Things to Life” where he explains: 

What is the difference between things and life? Life is not made of parts: the human body is one piece and hyper connected. Life doesn’t do standardization: it’s personalized design, production and usage. And life isn’t “used” but lived. Life is an experience. So, to improve life, we have to invent new ways of representing reality. We have to invent the virtual twin experience of life. 

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Using Requirements Engineering to Improve the Patient Experience

An Axendia Webinar Presented by Dassault Systèmes

Medical devices are increasingly complex, connected and integrated, and software is becoming key in delivering a high-quality patient experience and improving patient outcome.  As a result, the environment of care where these products operate are changing; with at-home devices and combination products are becoming more prevalent.

Medical device companies are also becoming more sophisticated in capturing more human factors requirements for the caregiver, the patient and the environment of care. Leading companies are broadening device requirements to consider all the stakeholders’ needs as well as building quality into the development process to prevent device failures and potential recalls.

Join Axendia’s President, Daniel R. Matlis and Sanjay Khurana, Director, Cyber / Electrical / Fluidic Systems as Dassault Systèmes on 28-JUL-2020 at 11AM ET for a discussion on how Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) brings together Requirements Development and Management facilitated by Requirements Planning, Traceability and Simulation to design products right the first time.

During this session we will discuss:

  • Accelerating new product introduction, reducing development time and cost, improving efficiency
  • Defining requirements right the first time
  • Designing products that support solutions experience
  • Moving from blockbuster products to precision and personalized medicine
  • Leveraging MBSE, modeling and simulation capabilities to deliver a high-quality patient experience and improved patient outcome
  • Quality Engineering, designing high quality-in vs testing poor quality-out

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Using Connected Manufacturing to Overcome a Disrupted Life-Sciences Reality

Webinar Available On-Demand

By: Sandra K. Rodriguez, Market Analyst

The current pandemic has fundamentally shifted the need for modern manufacturing. Even while some manufacturers are maximizing production to deliver critical medical products, others are operating with skeleton crews to ensure business continuity.

I was recently joined by James Zhang, VP Market Development at PTC, in a Straight from the Source Webinar in our Series focusing on Technology’s Role in Overcoming a Disrupted Life-Sciences Reality. 

Connecting manufacturing equipment, people and process is enabling companies to improve resilience by increasing process visibility, efficiency, and throughput, while maintaining social distancing. Companies that have been impacted by reducing hours or shutdown, are leveraging this time to revisit their digital strategy for the shop floor.

“Companies have already been actively pursuing digital transformation prior to the pandemic, but the strains of COVID-19 and the economic uncertainty have forced them to accelerate transformation journey in factories,” said Zhang. The resilience and double-digit financial impact that digital transformation initiatives provide are more critical than ever whether the company is struggling with reduced demand or accelerated production. The companies that focus on transformation in the face of current market conditions will emerge in a stronger position than those remain tactically focused,” added Zhang.

Companies that balance their immediate priorities with new, strategic initiatives, stand to gain significant advantages as conditions normalize. Watch this webinar on-demand as we discuss:

  • The Need for Visibility, Collaboration and Control – Today and in the Future
  • Driving Operational Effectiveness During COVID19 and Beyond
  • Regulatory Support in Times of Crisis
  • Learning from Success: How Manufacturers are Rising to the Challenge of Operating in the New Normal.

Drowning in Meaningless Data? Time to Fix the DRIP!

Webinar Available On-Demand

Axendia’s President, Daniel R. Matlis, was recently invited to offer the Analyst Perspective in a webinar, presented by NetApp.

In this webinar we discuss:

  • Distilling actionable intelligence from data across on-prem, cloud or off-site systems
  • Achieving data integrity, governance and regulatory compliance with a single source of truth
  • Achieving agility, scalability and resilience in the age of disruption
  • Use cases from leading Life-Science organizations leveraging the data fabric to fight COVID-19