It seems strange to be talking about COVID when many parts of the world seem to have forgotten about the virus but the pandemic saw an influx of medical devices rushed to market, with not necessarily all precautions being accounted for.
This meant that 2021 saw the highest number of medical device product recalls – 495 products – ever managed by the FDA. Our tip for avoiding recalls? Find out in this month’s article below.
Why real world materials and user testing is critical to medical device success
Testing medical device materials and user process out in the real world is not just best practice, it can be critical for overall success. Author Sarah Knight, Head of Healthcare at 42T, gives examples of where things don’t always work out as planned – even when you think you’ve covered all the bases.
“Understanding how medical devices will be used (and misused) in the field is key to ensuring patient safety and acceptable product life. Thorough material testing is essential to understand, and design out potential product vulnerabilities and risks.”