13Jan/15
5-Years

Compliance-First Approach Still Obstacle to Product Quality

 After Five Years, Compliance-First Approach Still Obstacle to Improving Product Quality

SUMMARY

Five years ago we looked at the road blocks to improving product quality. In the intervening years there has been little change by most Med-Tech Companies. The matter of Product Quality vs. Compliance recently has been given a push toward the Quality side by efforts made by the FDA. The four-part whitepaper reveals how aligning process improvement initiatives with technology platforms and integrated approached to product quality can help Med-Tech organizations improve product quality, compliance and the bottom line. Continue reading

14Dec/14
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The Loving Heart Behind the Living Heart Project

By Daniel R. Matlis

“The 3DExperience” was at the core of Dassault Systèmes user’s conference in Las Vegas last month. “We are at the 4th horizon of Dassault Systèmes,” proclaimed Monica Menghini, EVP Corporate Strategy, Industry and Marketing at Dassault Systèmes. “We called it the 3DExperience, because 3D is the legacy of Dassault Systèmes, but Experience is [not only] our future, it is your future because today consumers buy experience, not products.”

Keeping with the Experience theme, the names of Dassault Systèmes’ products were noticeably absent from the main stage. Instead, Dassault’s executives and customers shared their experiences with the company’s products and the impact they are making on their customer’s experience.

For me, the highlight of the 3DS Experience was Dr. Steven Levine’s presentation recounting the journey of “Building a Living Heart: How Technology is Transforming Lives.” Levine is Senior Director of SIMULIA Portfolio Management at Dassault Systèmes. If you keep reading, you will find out that he is much more than that. Continue reading

27Nov/14
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Med-Tech CEO’s turn to Emerging Markets for Double-Digit Growth

By Daniel R. Matlis

Med-Tech Companies are poised to capitalize on global opportunities; however, they must balance the risks and rewards of globalization. When Axendia’s research team surveyed Med-Tech executives we found that:Global-Innovation

  • 73% expect an increasing rate of new product introductions in emerging markets
  • 72% are globalizing to improve the rate of product innovation
  • 65% see the global regulatory environment as the top business threat
  • 55% are globalizing to speed up time-to-market

But you don’t have to take our word for it.  CEOs from leading Med-Tech companies are turning to emerging markets for double digit growth. Continue reading

21Oct/14
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Siemens’ Acquisition of Camstar Could Help Med-Tech Companies Close the Loop on Product Quality

By Daniel R. Matlis

Siemens’ acquisition of Camstar could help Medical Technology (Med-Tech) companies improve product quality by providing integrated solutions to manage Medical Devices across the Total Product Life Cycle (TPLC). The Camstar acquisition builds on Siemens’ industrial digitalization strategy by broadening its integrated product development and production automation. Continue reading