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The Business Case for Materials Information Management in Medical Device Design Design
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"Having used this combination of rational selection and in-house expertise, Novo Nordisk can be confident that they have selected the optimal materials for each project."
- Best practice materials information management: ensure traceability, control data quality, capture and re-use project data
- Provide support for quality processes such as ISO 13485 and Six Sigma
- Enable systematic, rational materials selection—a decision process that is exhaustive, reproducible, and auditable
- Find and re-use critical materials application knowledge, including from previously approved (i.e., 'predicate') devices—reduce time, cost, and risk in design and certification
Materials are of central importance to new product development in the medical device industry. Designers must make best use of corporate knowledge about these materials, and they need access to the right data and tools to inform decisions on selection, substitution, qualification, regulation, and bio-compatibility, and for design calculations. Granta helps you to manage and access your proprietary materials information and supplies valuable reference data tailored to medical applications. Our materials software tools help you to make better design and business decisions.
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GRANTA MI for materials information management
The data that you generate in materials testing and quality assurance can be critical. You need the right data for design and decision-making, you need it up-to-date and accurate, and you need it deployed to designers and engineers in a secure, controlled, but easily usable manner. Quality processes such as ISO 13485 and Six Sigma demand that the quality of this data is fully understood, and that the data is “traceable”, so that any design decision can be audited. You also want to make sure that knowledge captured for one project is available for re-use in future projects. GRANTA MI, the leading materials information management system for engineering enterprises, solves all of these problems.
Data products to support in-depth research
How do you find and apply materials knowledge from authoritative sources? This knowledge is scattered over many different papers, publications, and databases. It becomes quickly outdated and it is fragmented—e.g., engineering property, biocompatibility, and application information are rarely found in the same source. The Cardiovascular Materials and Orthopaedic Materials data modules are information resources from Granta and ASM International that solve these problems. The Human Biological Materials data module provides data that is valuable in FEA analysis.
CES Medical Selector for materials selection
If you specify materials, you may face the following challenges: How do you ensure an audit trail for your material selection? How do you conduct an exhaustive search for suitable materials? How do you make that search reproducable? How do you navigate the wide choice of commercially available plastic and elastomer grades?
Granta’s CES Medical Selector provides the answers, combining the systematic selection methodology and powerful materials property charting tools of the CES Selector software with engineering, economic, environmental, and medical property data for the complete range of engineering materials.
GRANTA MI:Materials Gateway delivers the materials data you need directly within CAD, CAE, or PLM software.
Granta services help you make the most of your materials information
Don't see a solution for you? We can address almost any problem relating to materials information. Contact us!
Web Seminars and Videos
How materials information technology reduces risk and supports innovation? Hear Ethicon Surgical Care on their corporate materials information management project
Available on-demand, hosted by UBM Canon