Manufacturing

The Importance of Human Factors Validation and Usability Testing in Medtech Product Development

As medical devices become more complex, the FDA and other international compliance standards including ISO 13485 continue to place greater emphasis on ways to improve the safety and effectiveness of products prior to commercialization. Human Factors Engineering (HFE) and Usability Testing are based [...]

The Importance of Human Factors Validation and Usability Testing in Medtech Product Development2019-05-20T22:55:03+00:00

Designing For Disability: How Augmented Perception and Adapting to Extremes Drives Innovation

When designing for disability, it is important to consider our preconceived ideas and our perceptions. Not only do we need to consider the ‘normalcy’ we place on having all our senses, our limbs, and an average height; we also have to consider how [...]

Designing For Disability: How Augmented Perception and Adapting to Extremes Drives Innovation2019-05-09T18:42:25+00:00

Preparing to Partner with a Product Development Firm

Product development firms are in the business of helping to conceptualize, build, and develop new products that have the potential to fundamentally change markets.  Finding a solid partnership with the right development team is critical, as the product design and development process require [...]

Preparing to Partner with a Product Development Firm2019-04-29T19:58:47+00:00

What the New FDA 510(K) Guidelines Mean for Medtech Product Development

For centuries scientists, engineers, and visionaries have been iterating and expanding on each other’s designs, even on products seemingly as simple as the light bulb Their efforts are focused on making them safer, more reliable, and more compatible with our modern needs. The [...]

What the New FDA 510(K) Guidelines Mean for Medtech Product Development2019-04-29T19:57:14+00:00

Essentials of Prototyping Your Product

It’s exciting to develop a new product or discover ways to improve upon an inefficient design. Perhaps you’ve already found a unique solution, or you’re eager to be the one that finds it and invents something valuable and rare. However, no matter how exceptional [...]

Essentials of Prototyping Your Product2019-04-09T16:38:48+00:00

Eric Ell: The Sherpa Through Uncertainty

As the saying goes, “If you’re going through Hell, keep going”. The quote, sometimes attributed to Winston Churchill, may as well have been written for Eric Ell, who does business development for Nectar Product Development (NectarPD). Eric is charismatic and playful, with a [...]

Eric Ell: The Sherpa Through Uncertainty2019-02-21T21:33:34+00:00

ISO 13485: 2016 and What It Means for Product Development in the Medical Field

Introducing and updating international standards has proved key in pushing companies to raise the bar in product development over the last fifty years. ISO 13485: 2016 specifically addresses the way companies implement management strategy that focuses on products that are safe and effective. [...]

ISO 13485: 2016 and What It Means for Product Development in the Medical Field2018-12-31T20:32:49+00:00

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 [...]

Design Thinking Medical Technology – MD&M West 20182019-01-09T22:15:55+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 [...]

Groundbreaking Medical Device Development – Nectar Product Development2018-12-31T20:26:46+00:00

4 Essentials for Developing a Medtech Product

The Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI) featured Nectar Product Development in an article to help guide companies ready to engage in product development. MD+DI, a resource for the latest medical device and industry news, sought Nectar PD out for an exclusive interview [...]

4 Essentials for Developing a Medtech Product2018-12-31T19:50:40+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, [...]

How to Choose a Contract Manufacturer?2018-12-31T20:13:23+00:00

Medical Devices vs. Wellness Devices

The recent boom in wellness and medical technology advancements have led to a new division of the FDA's guidelines, wellness devices. The guidelines aim to help those creating wellness devices and apps to better understand when their product crosses over into regulated medical device [...]

Medical Devices vs. Wellness Devices2018-01-04T23:44:50+00:00

What Country is the World’s Next Manufacturing Hub?

The Economist reported that in 1990 China produced less than 3% of global manufacturing output. China now produces almost half of the world’s goods. The low cost of manufacturing in China played a huge role in making it the second largest economy in the [...]

What Country is the World’s Next Manufacturing Hub?2018-01-04T23:47:18+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

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 [...]

How to Develop the Best Products – A Guide to Integrated Product Development Teams2018-12-31T20:28:22+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 Council2018-12-31T20:53:16+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 Safety2018-12-31T20:52:04+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 Release2017-08-04T16:24:48+00:00