IEEE Spectrum Webinar: Bring Medical Devices to Market Faster with Reusable Components
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When: 11/18/2014
2:00 PM
Contact: IEEE

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In the past, some medical device designers have insisted on designing each new project from scratch, afraid to standardize and re-use hardware and software elements. This stretches out development times and increases the likelihood of software and component issues in development and down the road.

Thinking strategically about product design—building projects around proven, reliable components and concentrating development efforts on customizing the features that will distinguish the product from the competition—brings better products to market, and brings them to market faster. And for medical device manufacturers, proven components can provide an added payoff in smoother compliance and validation.


This webinar will show attendees how to:

·         Think strategically about design components

·         Identify which elements should be standardized and re-used, and which need to be customized for increased performance

·         Apply these concepts to develop products faster

·         Verify designs earlier to improve quality

·         Make the most of design artifacts

PRESENTER:Dr. Keith Collyer,Medical Device and Electronic Design Solution Offering Lead
Dr. Keith Collyer is an IBM Rational thought leader with over 30 years developing and delivering systems and software and assisting organizations with process improvement and requirements management in a wide range of organizations. After graduating as an electronics engineer, he gained a Ph.D. in Engineering Mathematics and worked on high voltage control systems before moving into advanced software development, including artificial intelligence and object-oriented development. His interest in the “people” aspects of development led him into project management, quality assurance and processes, never losing sight of the need to develop systems that meet real needs.



MODERATOR:Doug McCormick,
IEEE Spectrum “Tech Talk” contributor Douglas McCormick is a New York City-based freelance writer and communications consultant specializing in technology and life science. He has been editor or editorial director of such publications as PM360 (for healthcare marketers), BioTechniques (for molecular biology researchers), Pharmaceutical Technology, and Nature Publishing Company’s Bio/Technology (now called Nature Biotechnology). He was founder, CEO, and CTO of Physician Verification Services (an internet based healthcare marketing start-up) and, earlier, corporate director of scientific communications at SmithKline Beecham and computer science editor at Hayden Book Company.