You got funding and were tasked with getting your company’s medical product designed and to market. You’re excited, this is a big opportunity for you. You head up the effort of shopping around, looking at both independent design houses and contract manufacturers with design capabilities. You think to yourself “wouldn’t a one-stop shop be a better, lower risk option?” After getting some quotes and comparing costs you find that the CM/design houses are a cheaper solution, so you pat yourself on the back and make the decision.
Great inventions have revolutionized our lives. Whether life-saving devices or products that have simply made our lives easier, behind every invention is an inventor with a great idea and the courage to make their dream a reality.
In recognition of National Inventor’s Day this past weekend, we took a moment to honor the creativity and tenacity of inventors by talking with Stratos Vice President of Engineering, John Havard, about inventing and his favorite inventor.
When was the last time you received a heartfelt “thank you!” or “well done!” for a failed attempt, design, or poor test result? For most of us this rarely happens, but we can and should adjust our attitudes toward failure on projects.
Stratos is pleased to bring you exclusive, on-going content by Heather Thompson, former editor in chief of MD+DI magazine. With 10 years of experience covering medical technologies and FDA regulations, Heather specializes in delivering the latest trends and news in the medical device industry.