With increasing pressures on healthcare businesses to get to market quicker and pressure to lower development costs, managing your design controls activities effectively has never been more important. However, regulatory expectations for medical technology development are continuously evolving. There’s a natural tension between these two aims that is further complicated by the interactions and interdependencies of the major strands of product development. Following a process that is focused on doing the right things, at the right times, ensures the balance is maintained, shortens your time to market and reduces development costs.
This may all sound difficult to balance, managing to cope with these strands going off in sometimes wildly different directions. If you’ve ever even thought about herding cats, you’ll appreciate the challenges involved. However, in the latest of our programme of professional development training courses, in collaboration with Medilink West Midlands, we had the pleasure of focusing on how to manage control these strands,.
“Excellent, interactive aspect of the course was a brilliant idea”
Our goal was to provide attendees with an understanding of the crucial steps that need to be taken to ensure successful project completion. We outlined common pitfalls and how to avoid them as well as providing strategies to apply to existing and new projects.
Typical of the training events we deliver, the day was intensive and action packed, no time for delegates to switch off!
“Excellent, very well paced, good practical sessions”
As usual, there were several full immersion workshops, interspersed with “classroom” sessions, as you can see from these photos. Delegates experienced first hand the key stages of defining and managing a project though to completion.
Delegates left the event full of enthusiasm and keen to implement what they’d learned.
“I wish we’d looked at this course 18 months ago”
They left better equipped for their next (or current) device project and perhaps more capable at herding cats too.
All of our professional development sessions can be run in-house and tailored to fit your specific needs. Some of our recent sessions include project management, medical device development, design controls, Human Factors and risk management.