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Quality innovation in healthcare

Author : Mike G John, The Sempre Group

01 April 2021

During the coronavirus pandemic, the medical industry demonstrated its resilience and ability to bring new products to market quickly. As we look to the future, how can medical device manufacturers streamline the journey from development to production to enable future innovations in healthcare?

Here, Mike G John, Head of Engineering at industrial metrology provider The Sempre Group, explains how integrating metrology into every stage of medical product development can accelerate the journey to market.

While many industries slowed down during the pandemic, the medical and healthcare industries were under pressure to act quickly, racing to develop vaccines and respond to equipment shortages. In the future, the medical industry is likely to be presented with more challenges and the sector must continue to innovate to provide patients with the care they need.

While speed is vital to bringing innovative medical devices to market quickly, manufacturers cannot compromise on accuracy and quality. Regulatory bodies require manufacturers to provide accurate and traceable information from every step of the product’s cycle. This evidence proves that the medical device meets its intended purpose and is safe for patient use. Metrology is fundamental in gathering evidence that the medical device meets safety and performance requirements for the patient, so manufacturers should prioritise developing an effective quality management system when producing new devices.

Read the full article in the April issue of DPA

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