Observations on medical device design, Part I: Current practice

J Clarkson, K Alexander, D Bishop
Medical Device Technology 1999, 10 (7): 28-31
Medical devices must be designed and proven to be fit for the purpose that they were intended. Good design practice ensures this fitness for purpose and is reflected in the commercial success of products. This two-part article focuses on current industry design practice and proposes that there are significant benefits to be obtained by defining good design practice: better products and reduced development costs.

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