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Why Medical Device Development is Critical to the Success of Medical Research

The healthcare industry is a tough place. Every day, millions of people seek treatment from skilled professionals in several hospitals and local practices. The procedures can range from minor treatments to complicated operations that can mean life or death. Various devices are used over the course of these activities.

In another front, advances in medical science warrant new and improved solutions to existing problems and potential threats. Medical science may not be the type envisioned in various science fiction media over the years (such as a dialysis patient suddenly having whole kidneys after drinking a simple pill), but researchers are striving to make their findings a scientific fact. It is the dream of every medical practitioner to be able to use equipment that can treat people in short order. Quality medical device development firms such as Phoenix Deventures can be enlisted to make it happen.

Medical devices are often segregated into three categories. Class I devices have a nominal amount of “general controls”, or protocols on good manufacturing and design, as well as protocols against misbranding and adulteration. Class II devices such as motorized wheelchairs and surgical drapes have general controls attached, and special controls like stringent labeling regulations and high performance standards. Class IIIs are often for life-support functions, which require premarket approval by an independent body, and also general and special controls.

When you are developing a new medical device, the first thing to consider is whether there’s a need for it that other devices have tried to fill to a degree. The background research can be tedious, and the actual development can take a bit longer. A medical device builder can assist in the development process and figure out the right materials needed for the prototype and approval samples.

Some medical devices that have passed the development stage may need to hit the market as soon as possible. Companies like Phoenix Deventures can manufacture the devices through a quick turn injection molding process. The molds themselves will be fashioned through direct metal laser sintering or DMLS, which casts the molds with precision.

When you are producing a new item that can facilitate healthcare treatments, quality engineering will make or break your efforts. Figuring out how to mass produce the item will also make the difference. The healthcare industry can benefit from medical device manufacturing companies, which play an important role in supporting medical research efforts.