MD&DI Qmed

Component Selection Considerations for Sensor-Driven Medical Devices

Intricon’s latest MD&DI article has Intricon’s Darren Gilmer and Trent Birkholz speaking to MD+DI Qmed on component selection considerations. Thoughtful component selection for sensor-driven devices can help avoid pitfalls that can derail production, force recalls, and threaten profitability.

Excerpt from the article:

Companies introducing new sensor-driven technology into the biosensor market must make careful, strategic decisions during the design phase if their products are to compete with established players. Often lost in the excitement of burgeoning product ideas is the need for component compatibility, but this is a critical consideration that significantly impacts market viability.

Choosing components for sensor-driven medical devices is challenging. They must be compatible with each other as well as demanding environments — especially in wearables and implantables — and with assembly processes for scalable manufacturing.

Contract development and manufacturing organizations (CDMOs) routinely consider component compatibility during the design phase, as they understand how incompatible components can derail production, force recalls, threaten profitability, and even put lives at risk. Those pitfalls can be avoided with a Design for Manufacturing (DFM) approach.