Design Thinking Medical Technology – MD&M West 2018

It was another successful year at MD&M West for Nectar Product Development. In addition to the excellent media coverage from MDDI and the Product Development Tour, we were featured in an article inserted in Manufacturing & Design Today on our problem-solving culture based on [...]

Design Thinking Medical Technology – MD&M West 2018 2018-02-13T00:53:23+00:00

Groundbreaking Medical Device Development – Nectar Product Development

Anaheim, California – February 1, 2018 – Nectar Product Development releases sneak peek of Manufacturing & Design Today editorial featured at MD&M West 2018: Nectar PD is a Long Beach, California based product development company specializing in medical device development, scientific equipment, and connected [...]

Groundbreaking Medical Device Development – Nectar Product Development 2018-02-01T23:23:38+00:00

How to Choose a Contract Manufacturer?

Selecting the contract manufacturer (CM) you will work with is a crucial decision for your business. This is typically a board-level decision and it is important to research in advance. Once your company decides on a manufacturer, changing this decision can be expensive, time-consuming, [...]

How to Choose a Contract Manufacturer? 2018-01-04T23:51:21+00:00

CSULB Visits Nectar for Industrial Design Workshop

In the early hours of Monday, November 6th, 2017, the Industrial Design students at CSULB lined up outside of Nectar Product Development, waiting to experience a day in the life of a professional Industrial Designer. They began the day with a tour of the [...]

CSULB Visits Nectar for Industrial Design Workshop 2018-01-04T19:29:26+00:00

Getting Management Approval for Your Project

Getting approval for a new project is often daunting and almost always difficult. Even if you have seemingly sufficient evidence to communicate your need, convincing your superior to approve your initiative can be quite nuanced. A delayed approval process typically increases the risk that [...]

Getting Management Approval for Your Project 2017-10-27T22:37:53+00:00

Nectar Product Development helps fitness entrepreneur develop first of its kind-folding treadmill

Long Beach, California – October 20, 2017 – Nectar Product Development helps fitness entrepreneur develop a first of its kind, light weight, folding treadmill. U-Treadmill, the first light-weight folding cardio machine, is about to take the fitness world by storm. The treadmill was invented [...]

Nectar Product Development helps fitness entrepreneur develop first of its kind-folding treadmill 2017-10-25T00:12:53+00:00

What are the Benefits of Prototyping?

A prototype is the first full-scale and functional form of a new product design. It is used for investor demonstrations, user testing, and gives your audience a product to visualize and interact with. Prototypes are not production quality and should not be held to the same standards [...]

What are the Benefits of Prototyping? 2017-10-12T23:49:24+00:00

What separates good industrial design from great industrial design?

Good industrial design is Identifying a problem in a product and taking the right steps to fix it and enhance the product. Typically, the problems revolve around products that people purchase and use throughout their day to day lives. These products are created to [...]

What separates good industrial design from great industrial design? 2017-09-01T20:52:41+00:00

A Decision- maker’s Guide to Selecting a Product Development Firm

Outsourced product development helps companies reduce costs, save time, and meet product goals. For many companies, outsourcing is an easy decision that yields many benefits. Development groups can take on single tasks to large complex projects. Most projects require multiple specialists from different fields, [...]

A Decision- maker’s Guide to Selecting a Product Development Firm 2017-08-11T18:40:47+00:00

New Limb Lengthening Medical Device Design from Nectar Product Development

Long Beach, California – July 7, 2017 – Nectar Product Development, an innovation focused medical technology developer, has redesigned a limp lengthening device that was released into the market for patients with limb length discrepancy (LLD). The PRECICE system, by Nuvasive, is comprised of [...]

New Limb Lengthening Medical Device Design from Nectar Product Development 2017-08-04T16:24:44+00:00

Med Tech Council at Nectar – Inspired Innovation

On June 12th, 2017 Nectar hosted their first in- house networking event as a Med Tech Council member with success. Med Tech Council’s networking series are quarterly hosted events throughout southern California, which lead up to Med Tech Monday, a one-day conference. As a [...]

Med Tech Council at Nectar – Inspired Innovation 2017-07-28T18:31:12+00:00

How to Develop the Best Products – A Guide to Integrated Product Development Teams

Product development is more advanced than ever. In a growing digital world, product development rarely requires only one discipline to complete a full- functioning product. Project Managers must make informed decisions when selecting the best firms to help their products come to life and [...]

How to Develop the Best Products – A Guide to Integrated Product Development Teams 2017-07-28T18:31:24+00:00

The Future of Medical Devices – Nectar Joins Med Tech Council

Nectar Product Development grows its reach as they become Med Tech Council’s Los Angeles county hub. After the birth of the organization in Orange County, they targeted expansion into Los Angeles and identified Nectar as a key player in medical device development. The Med [...]

The Future of Medical Devices – Nectar Joins Med Tech Council 2017-07-28T18:31:41+00:00

A Fresh Brand Image to Energize Medical Device Product Development

Rebranding As Nectar celebrates its 25th anniversary, we gave ourselves the gift of a brand face-life. A new brand image has rejuvenated and focused our company’s values and vision. We wanted to honor our past and fuel our future. The result was a brand [...]

A Fresh Brand Image to Energize Medical Device Product Development 2017-09-06T00:44:17+00:00

Nectar Creates Product to Improve Pilot Safety

First Hand Experience All pilots are mandated to have charts and maps while they fly. In the past, pilots would carry heavy and cumbersome bags filled with paper charts in their planes, which needed to be constantly updated to maintain their relevance. With [...]

Nectar Creates Product to Improve Pilot Safety 2017-08-04T16:24:44+00:00

Webinar with Frank Yoo – Director of UX Design at Lyft

Hey guys! I attended a webinar hosted by User Testing with Lyft’s Frank Yoo, head of UX & Product design at Lyft. He revealed some of Lyft’s secrets about their process and I’m here to give you the cliff notes! Side Note: User Testing has [...]

Webinar with Frank Yoo – Director of UX Design at Lyft 2017-08-04T16:24:44+00:00

3 Differences – Apple’s HIG vs Google’s Material Design Standards

#1 Depth of Field vs Material  “The fundamentals of light, surface, and movement are key to conveying how objects move, interact, and exist in space and in relation to each other. Realistic lighting shows seams, divides space, and indicates moving parts” – Google “Depth. Visual [...]

3 Differences – Apple’s HIG vs Google’s Material Design Standards 2017-08-04T16:24:46+00:00

Nectar Develops Award Winning Products Using SolidWorks

Using SolidWorks software, Nectar can more efficiently execute the collaborative, multidisciplinary development process that has become the trademark of its success. Saravis says the firm develops products five to 10 times faster with SolidWorks solutions.   Download PDF View Article   [...]

Nectar Develops Award Winning Products Using SolidWorks 2017-08-04T16:24:47+00:00

Nectar Wins Four Bronze 2012 IDEA Awards

Nature-emulating Pure Rain product line recognized for design excellence LONG BEACH, Calif., July 2, 2012 — Today Nectar received four Bronze IDEA awards from the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) for its revolutionary Pure Rain garden watering system (purerain.com). The awards were presented [...]

Nectar Wins Four Bronze 2012 IDEA Awards 2017-08-04T16:24:47+00:00

Oprah’s Eye on Green Design: Nectar’s Solarflora!

Our very own Darren Saravis has been featured in April's addition of O, The Oprah Magazine. Showcasing Nectar's Solarflora, a sculptural public power installation, O Magazine emphasizes our commitment to green design.  Click here to download a PDF version of the Oprah Magazine article. [...]

Oprah’s Eye on Green Design: Nectar’s Solarflora! 2017-08-04T16:24:47+00:00

Anti-Flicker Lighting for Crash Tests, Press Release

ANTI-FLICKER LIGHTING SHINING BRIGHTEST LIGHT ON AUTOMOTIVE CRASH TESTS Southern California-based Nectar Design Aids in Creation of Lighting System for Use with High Speed Film Long Beach, California (April 27, 2009) Working in conjunction with a leading specialist in high-intensity lighting, Long Beach-based Nectar [...]

Anti-Flicker Lighting for Crash Tests, Press Release 2017-08-04T16:24:48+00:00