What’s your one tip for designing a medical device?

Being part of the MedTech industry is exciting and fulfilling; especially knowing that the projects you work on have the ability to save and enhance lives. But what’s also incredible and whilst not unique, certainly rare, about our industry is our community.

MedTech organisations collaborate, support education and are enthusiastic to share best-practice. Whether it’s an established company teaming with an academic group, or an innovator with a contact manufacturer, working together sees us create ground-breaking devices that simply wouldn’t have come to fruition had we worked alone. And we should celebrate this. At ITL, we value open conversation and sharing of ideas.

Beyond trade shows and sector events, social networks have made it lot easier, and quicker, to connect with fellow professionals. In a recent discussion hosted on Linkedin an ITL team member posted ‘What’s your top tip for designing a medical device?’ and over 100 experts replied.

We were so inspired with the content, we wanted to share some of the top tips. Thanks to everyone who shared their insights on the topic via Linkedin and helped shape this article. We also analysed and categorised the advice, revealing interesting statistics on what industry professionals see as the most important aspects of medical device design.

We hope you enjoyed reading the advice and that it feeds into and shapes your design process and ultimately helps you grow as an investor. Looking for more tips on medical device design and development? Get in touch with us today.

Want to take part in similar discussions about our industry? Become a member or ‘Medical Devices Group’ on LinkedIn.

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