Medical research has come a long way in learning about the human body, how it works, why it works, and how to fix it when it doesn't work. The ability to extend the human life span, save lives, and make people's lives better all develop from the ability of doctors and researchers to find solutions that work. However, it is not just those doctors on the team. While medical innovation starts as an idea in the medical field, that idea needs to be developed into working medical prototypes.
Taking the medical knowledge to the next step takes the engineering know-how to make that idea a reality. The ability to design and create a working model that can be mass produced requires a team effort between the medical specialists and the designing engineers who can bring that prototype to life. The challenge of sharing the vision with the practicality of production needs to be met with knowledge from both sides.
Determining the best materials to use, the right production method, the durability of design, and product safety are only a few of the issues that need to be determined. Often times, medical prototypes enter into uncharted territory. As new medical treatments are discovered, the tools for those procedures need to be created also. The discovery of electricity did little to light up homes until the lightbulb was invented.
When creating a medial prototype, it is normal to create a limited number for testing. The testing can result in alterations, corrections, and adjustments to get the product right. But is essential to keep production and cost in mind when making the prototype. Once the final prototype is complete and tested, the final result must be a working product that can be mass produced. Whether you are dealing with something as intricate as the smallest tubing for heart surgery, to an artificial arm, the ability to replicate the prototype on a large scale has to be considered.
When a medical team is searching for an engineering firm to help them develop a medical prototype, it is essential that they find an engineering and design firm that has the vision and ability to carry out their new idea to its finalization. If you are looking for a company that prides itself on quality, creativity, and the ability to help bring your prototype to life, contact us. We would love to be a part of your team in bringing your dream to realization.