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Design Stages
NextPhase Medical Devices

Design Stages

Design Stages

Each of the design stages plays a crucial role in manufacturing a finished device. At NextPhase, we have the design engineering experience to develop your next-generation medical device. We can help you with cost, quality and performance improvements for current devices.

design stages for medical device manufacturing

NextPhase can lead concept development or collaborate with your design team to provide a sounding board for design performance, manufacturing costs and processes.

  • Participate in concept ideation
  • Assist with parallel design paths and selection
  • Prototype generation for proof of concept feedback and testing

Feasibility is a critical stage for our joint teams to develop value with design and manufacturing insights.

  • Design for manufacturability and assembly, quality, cost, service (DFx)
  • Human factors and use analysis
  • Finalizing product requirements
  • Assist with DFMEA mitigation or completion
  • Define critical to function and critical to quality features of the design
  • Packaging identification and design
  • Identification of materials and suppliers

Design & Development is where we help you refine your product design to meet your customer and design inputs.

  • Development and identification of manufacturing processes and equipment
  • Engineering builds for early verification testing
  • Test protocols and fixture development
  • Create drawing packages and Bills of Materials
  • Component and supplier qualifications

Design V&V is the stage where we help our customers make sure the product meets the intended use for the application.

  • Design verification and validation builds for testing
  • Human factors testing
  • Master validation planning

We utilize the following key elements in conducting a proper design to manufacturing transfer:

  • Process and equipment validation
  • PFMEA development
  • Documentation release
  • Commercial launch

Want to learn more about the importance of having a design project plan in place?