Early in the point-of-care diagnostic product development process, it’s important to be agile and iterate quickly. However, closer to manufacturing, the design needs to be locked down, parts need to be sourced and lead times need to be considered.
Waiting until the device design is fully matured before bringing in the manufacturing supply chain risks losing the opportunity to change parts to lower-cost options. Furthermore, changes must be re-verified, which will impact time to market. By embracing a process that integrates both the design and manufacturing teams early on, potential problems can be anticipated and either eliminated or mitigated through design, quality vendor selection, and other means.
This white paper from Invetech outlines five ways design and manufacturing teams can design lower-cost point-of-care diagnostic devices: planning for manufacturing from the start, preparing for production, designing for assembly and manufacturability, sourcing parts and establishing the supply chain early, and refining the process to improve quality and repeatability.
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