News from Arrotek

The Importance of Effective Project Management for Medical Device Design Projects

by Ronan Scott
Medical device design projects require a broad range of expertise as well as established processes and procedures. The project management function and the project manager are central to ensuring medical device design projects run smoothly. Of course, effective project management plays a crucial role in the product design process in other industries too. However, because of regulatory considerations, safety issues, and the complexity of many modern medical device products, project management is even more important in the medical device industry. The Path to Successful Medical Device Product Launches The overall objective of a medical device design project is to bring...

Step-By-Step Guide for Estimating the Cost of Developing Your New Medical Device Idea

by Ronan Scott
There are costs involved in designing and developing the idea you have for a medical device. Those costs can vary, however, depending on a range of factors. This includes the complexity of the device and the intended use. Understanding the costs of designing and developing your idea for a medical device is an important part of the business planning process. For example, it will help you understand the level of funding that you require, it can influence the timeline for the project, and it will start to build a picture of the commercial viability of the product. The Stages Involved...

Donating Christmas Gifts to Nazareth House

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
The Arrotek team again this year got involved with the Nazareth House appeal. We received gift tags from Nazareth House containing the names of current residents. These are residents who have had minimal contact with loved ones throughout 2020 because of the impact of the pandemic. Nazareth House provides a range of different care services to people in the community. This includes long-term care, respite care, and convalescence care, as well as end of life and palliative care. Members of the Arrotek team took individual tags to buy gifts, using a gift idea list from Nazareth House as a guide....

Supporting the Irish Kidney Association this Christmas

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
Charities always need support, but they need it even more so in 2020. That's why we at Arrotek were determined to keep up our annual tradition of supporting local causes in a spirit of Christmas giving. The company has again this year donated to the Irish Kidney Association. It does vital work supporting patients affected by end-stage kidney disease, as well as their families. It is a disease that can affect anyone, and the impact can be significant. Supporting organisations like the Irish Kidney Association is more important than ever as 2020 comes to an end, given their fundraising efforts...

Members of the Arrotek Team Raise Over €1,300 in the Annual Movember Fundraiser

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
Members of the Arrotek team grew some debonair-esque facial hair as part of the annual Mo Bro part of the Movember challenge, raising over €1,300 in the process. Other members of the team also took part in the Mo Bro & Mo Sista's challenge this year, where they walked or ran over 60km during the month of November. The money raised during the Movember campaign goes to groups working on men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention. Well done to everyone involved!

Video: Learn More About Our Six-Step Medical Device Design & Development Process

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
We use a well-established six-step process here at Arrotek to design and develop new medical device products. The process takes new product ideas from the concept stage through to final prototype production, ready for testing and evaluation. The six steps are: Requirements Concept generation Concept development Stage-1 prototype Concept refinement Stage-2 prototype Watch our video to find out more. https://youtu.be/jRE1tF9FgMQ

You Have an Idea for a Medical Device – Find Out How Much It Will Cost to Design and Develop

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
One of the most important questions to find the answer to if you have an idea for a new medical device is how much it will cost to design and develop, i.e., how much it will cost to turn the idea into a working, manufacturable product that is ready to go to the next stage. One of the challenges of getting this information is that there are a lot of variables. However, at Arrotek, we have used our extensive experience in the industry to develop a calculator that will give you an estimate of the costs involved to design your...

Workplace Wellbeing Workshop Held at Arrotek

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
As part of the Employee Wellbeing Programme, and to coincide with World Mental Health Day last Saturday, Arrotek has organised a Workplace Wellbeing Workshop for employees. The focus of the workshop is to create awareness of how easy it is to fall into anxiety and negative thought patterns, particularly as COVID-19 continues to impact every part of work and life. The workshop also outlines positive coping strategies for building emotional wellbeing. Some of the areas covered include nurturing quality connections, dealing with unpredictability, and growing self-confidence.