Powered by 30 years of market-leading expertise from Ximedica, Veranex’s fully integrated medical device design and engineering capabilities, improve launch readiness and expedite the development of innovative, user-focused healthcare products for commercial success.

Research, Strategy, and Concept Generation

Informing and inspiring solutions that make lives better

In the early stages of the product development cycle, the objective is simple – to inspire innovation and create a compelling and executable product vision. This phase unearths the opportunities and identifies the risks. By asking the right questions at the start, we can guide you through the medical device clinical trial process and provide a comprehensive commercialization strategy.

Key activities

Contextual Inquiry, User Needs Identification, Business and Design Strategy, Concept Generation, Competitive and Comparative Landscape Research, and Technology Research and Assessment

Concept and Requirements Development

Iterating toward a compelling, deployable solution

Our teams create and iterate prototypes, prove technical concept feasibility, and gather feedback to understand the user experience. We leverage human-centered industrial design, digital product design, and human factors expertise design prototyping to translate insights from research into product solutions and experiences. We do this all with a focus on building a solid design history file with clinically relevant requirements, risk management, and medical device regulatory strategy. This phase finishes with careful planning around budget and timing needs for the entire program — reducing investment risk.

Key activities

Requirements Gathering, Physical and Digital Prototyping, Concept Development, UI Story Mapping, Risk Management, Regulatory Strategy, Anthropometric Research, Participatory Design, and User Feedback Sessions

Detailed Design Development

Arriving at a final engineered design

It is time to translate early concepts into focused, detailed, engineered solutions completed under medical device design controls. To achieve this, we integrate human factors engineering and human-centered industrial and digital design into fully functional, single systems suitable for usability and engineering evaluation. This phase also encompasses risk management activities, like FMEAs, engineering verification testing, and design verification planning – all leading to design freeze.

Key activities

Functional and Manufacturable Engineered Design Development, Risk Management Activities, Engineering Verification Prototyping, Functional Testing, Human Factors/Usability Evaluations

Design Verification

Demonstrating that the design is proven

Veranex’s teams ensure the product meets requirements for functionality, reliability, usability, and safety through rigorous medical device design verification and validation testing. Our work is conducted using a statistically and clinically relevant verification process, suitable for regulatory submission. Production equivalent devices are built with detailed manufacturing procedures, quality requirements, and a qualified supply chain. We demonstrate that the device designed meets the design input specification.

Key activities

Production Equivalent Builds, Design Verification Testing, Human Factors Validation Testing

Process Validation, Manufacturing Transfer, and Design Validation

Ensuring the design is commercializable

Our project, manufacturing, and quality engineers oversee production, tooling development and configuring manufacturing lines, conducting process validation, and completing risk management activities, including the Process FMEA. In this phase, numerous activities drive toward product launch: Pilot units are built and tested, manufacturing procedure and quality requirements are refined to ensure they are appropriate for commercialization, market-ready products are assembled, clinical trials and medical device design validation studies are completed, and all necessary components of the design history file are compiled for regulatory submission to the FDA.

Key activities

Process Validation, Production-Ready Lines, Risk Management Activities, Design Validation Testing, Regulatory Submission

Production and Commercial Support

Production capabilities

From sustaining medical device engineering, to supply chain management, to packaging and sterilization, we continue to support our client’s commercial needs. Our proven quality system, together with our highly experienced team, ensures that the shipped devices and their Device History Record are complete and fully reviewed. As production volumes grow, continuous improvement utilizing lean processes drives cost reduction, reliability, and rapid, response-to-market demands. Post-market and user feedback support play critical roles in on-going efforts.

Key activities

Delivering Product, Sustaining Engineering, Post-Market Evaluations, Cost Reductions