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Jul 24, 2018
User research: It doesn’t need to be expensive

AUTHOR: Thomas Stokes, PhD – Human Factors Engineer – EG-GILERO When it comes right down to it, if you are making medical devices, performing good user research and formative studies in addition to validation studies is the smart choice. User research and formative studies give you valuable insights about your users, their tasks, the environment … Continue reading User research: It doesn’t need to be expensive »

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Jul 16, 2018
Human Factors Lab Considerations

Author: Thomas Stokes, PhD – Human Factors Engineer At EG-GILERO we strive to be user-centric when we design medical devices. With this in mind, we are increasing our Human Factors capabilities, and establishing our human factors lab! Of course, human factors is partially a cognitive exercise, making sure all of our employees understand design-thinking, usability, … Continue reading Human Factors Lab Considerations »

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Jun 22, 2018
The Importance of Formative Data; a Medical Device Engineer’s Perspective

By David Orenstein, Product Development Engineer (EG-GILERO) Nowadays it is becoming more and more apparent that the FDA wants validated data demonstrating that the intended user can use a medical device safely and effectively. The FDA has four expectations of Device Design regarding usability1: “Conduct a comprehensive risk assessment” “Identify and mitigate risk, including all … Continue reading The Importance of Formative Data; a Medical Device Engineer’s Perspective »

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May 11, 2018
A Case for Placing a Higher Priority on Human Factors in Your Medical Device Design Process

I may be a new engineer to the medical device field, but the discussion I’ve observed in the industry over the past few years indicates the landscape is changing quickly. Some examples of recent changes that we’ve already seen include the emergence of digital medicine, robotically assisted surgeries, additive manufacturing for patient-specific implants, and consolidation … Continue reading A Case for Placing a Higher Priority on Human Factors in Your Medical Device Design Process »

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Feb 21, 2018
EG-GILERO Says: The Five Biggest Development Pitfalls for Medical Device Startups

Today we have Kristin Benokraitis, Director of Quality and Operations with EG-GILERO sharing her thoughts on the five biggest pitfalls of medical device startups. In my day-to-day job at EG-GILERO, I have had the opportunity to work on hundreds of projects with a wide range of clients who are looking to develop the next big … Continue reading EG-GILERO Says: The Five Biggest Development Pitfalls for Medical Device Startups »

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Feb 16, 2018
EG-GILERO says: Getting the Most out of Your Product Development Process

Today we have John Donohoe, Senior Product Development Engineer with EG-GILERO with some thoughts on a recent pertinent industry article. Each company approaches their product development process differently. Variations in the type of industry and the product itself have a major effect on how a company structures their development process. However, most companies aim to … Continue reading EG-GILERO says: Getting the Most out of Your Product Development Process »

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Jan 05, 2018
EG-GILERO says: Let’s identify what is needed to be done.

Today we have Pete Smith, Principal Design Engineer with EG-GILERO with some thoughts on finding the problems to solve. I have spent most of my working life designing products, first at IBM, designing computers and more recently it has been medical devices & drug delivery devices with EG-GILERO. There has always been the typical product … Continue reading EG-GILERO says: Let’s identify what is needed to be done. »

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Nov 21, 2017
EG-GILERO says…Know Thy Customer

It’s great to see actual hard data supporting what the EG-GILERO Says blog was created for; “answering that illusive question of how our processes can help our customers help the people who must use medical devices”. A survey, conducted by marketing analytics company Vennli, compiled results from more than 9,000 healthcare professionals. Vennli issued the … Continue reading EG-GILERO says…Know Thy Customer »

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Nov 13, 2017
EG-GILERO says…A Different Perspective on using Six Sigma in the manufacturing of medical and drug delivery devices

We reached out to Wade Stauffer, Plant Supervisor at our Asheboro EG-GILERO manufacturing location once again, to hear firsthand how his plant is incorporating the techniques and tools of Six Sigma into their operating and manufacturing process. While they are still creating the foundation of this new way of working, they’ve clearly had some wins. … Continue reading EG-GILERO says…A Different Perspective on using Six Sigma in the manufacturing of medical and drug delivery devices »

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Oct 30, 2017
EG-GILERO says…A Different Perspective on The Six Sen$e Initiative

We recently reconnected with Dave Crispino, a Senior Engineer in the Rochester location of EG-GILERO. He and a few others have been heading up the Six Sen$e Initiative, and we wanted to hear more from him on how this initiative got started, what it is intended to do, and how it’s being rolled out within … Continue reading EG-GILERO says…A Different Perspective on The Six Sen$e Initiative »

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Oct 25, 2017
EG-GILERO Celebrates 15th Anniversary

The company has grown from the dreams of its founders to a company with design and manufacturing locations around the globe. EG-GILERO has reached a milestone this October, celebrating 15 years of business. The company has grown from the dreams of its founders to a company with design and manufacturing locations around the globe. Co-founder, … Continue reading EG-GILERO Celebrates 15th Anniversary »

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Oct 16, 2017
EG-GILERO says…A Different Perspective on the Manufacturing and Assembly of Medical and Drug Delivery Devices

We have yet another entry from an EG-GILERO expert in our ongoing series. This time we’re hearing from Wade Stauffer, Plant Manager at our manufacturing facility located in Asheboro, NC. This plant is one of our FDA Registered facilities with Class 7 & 8 Cleanrooms where we have injection molding and highly specialized assembly and … Continue reading EG-GILERO says…A Different Perspective on the Manufacturing and Assembly of Medical and Drug Delivery Devices »

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Oct 02, 2017
EG-GILERO says…A Different Perspective on Tooling for Medical and Drug Delivery Devices

We’ve got another entry for you from our ongoing series with EG-GILERO experts. Today, we’re hearing from two men who are leading tremendous change within tooling and injection molding at EG-GILERO.  Dave Crispino, VP of Engineering and Kurt Charland, Tool Design Manager. We’ll be hearing from them both about the changes they have implemented individually … Continue reading EG-GILERO says…A Different Perspective on Tooling for Medical and Drug Delivery Devices »

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Sep 19, 2017
EG-GILERO says…A Different Perspective on the Design & Development of Medical and Drug Delivery Devices

We’re back with the second entry in our ongoing series with an EG-GILERO expert. Today, we’re hearing from Todd Macy, Director of Research and Development in our Design and Development office located in Columbus, OH. Todd opened the Columbus office 2 years ago, and has been focused on developing medical and drug delivery devices ranging … Continue reading EG-GILERO says…A Different Perspective on the Design & Development of Medical and Drug Delivery Devices »

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Sep 05, 2017
EG-GILERO says…A Different Perspective on an Open House

We had a great time and an even better turn-out at the EG-GILERO Open House in RTP. Despite the threatening skies and occasional shower, we enjoyed seeing our clients and our neighbors for an evening of drinks, mingling and delicious Mediterranean food. This event was born out of an opportunity to show our prospective and … Continue reading EG-GILERO says…A Different Perspective on an Open House »

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Sep 05, 2017
EG-GILERO says…A Different Perspective on The Wake County Great Strides Walk

On a beautiful Saturday morning on May 20th in downtown Raleigh, EG-GILERO was in full effect at The Wake County Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Representing Angelica’s Angels North Carolina team, $26,958 was raised in one day walking in the fight against CF. The donations are still coming in, but even without them, … Continue reading EG-GILERO says…A Different Perspective on The Wake County Great Strides Walk »

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Aug 21, 2017
EG-GILERO says…A Different Perspective on Growing a Successful Medical and Drug Delivery Device Contract Design and Manufacturing Company

We recently spoke with Ted Mosler, Chief Technical Officer at EG-GILERO, for another entry in our ongoing series with an EG-GILERO expert. Because the company has experienced considerable growth over the past few years, we wanted to ask Ted about the approach he has taken to manage this growth while ensuring they are staying on … Continue reading EG-GILERO says…A Different Perspective on Growing a Successful Medical and Drug Delivery Device Contract Design and Manufacturing Company »

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Aug 07, 2017
EG-GILERO says…A different perspective on Mobile Device Design

Last entry, we introduced our blog. We also introduced the concept of providing a different perspective on the topics you expect to hear from us. Today we’d like to focus on the trends and newest developments in Mobile Device Design.

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Jul 31, 2017
Welcome to EG-GILERO Says

There’s a lot to be said about the medical and drug delivery device industry, and a lot of people saying it as evidenced by the mountain of content and commentary coming out daily.

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