Medical Device Development: Using Advanced Simulation Technologies and Computer-Aided Engineering to Accelerate Time to Market

Medical Device, Medical Device Clinical Trials, Medical Device Design,
  • Friday, November 16, 2018

The potential for proactive use of simulation and computer-aided engineering (CAE) in medical devices is huge: saving lives and saving millions of dollars for the industry. This is accomplished by optimizing designs for performance and reliability, reducing the number of required benchtop tests and clinical trials, as well as accelerating the regulatory approval process. Successfully employing simulation forms the fundamental basis for a sound product engineering practice and drives design excellence.

The successful use of simulation in product engineering begins at the concept stage, even before computer-aided drafting (CAD) exists. Using a process that tracks requirements, manages simulation/test requests and makes use of simulation to investigate innovative concepts before a physical prototype is built is key to effective innovation. As part of this process, system simulation techniques can be used to explore various concepts, optimize the architecture of a device and verify that performance goals are achieved. Hundreds of concepts can be explored in this way, far exceeding what could be accomplished by building prototypes and testing, resulting in more innovative and better performing designs. 

Additionally, since the concept has been thoroughly vetted on the computer, there is a high likelihood that requirements will be met without having to repeatedly iterate/backtrack through the detailed design effort. This results in faster product development, lower cost, fewer prototypes, faster time to release and much lower risk product performance issues.

This is the fourth webinar in a series of five stand-alone webinars that are covering the topic of design excellence/digital evidence for medical device companies. In this webinar, our featured speaker will explore the application of advanced simulation technologies to simulate drop testing, dynamic response and acoustic behaviour of a medical infusion pump. This event will also feature a review of concepts of design excellence and walk through a practical example to show how these concepts can be used to develop a more robust and innovative product development process. A Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) model for a peristaltic pump will also be explored, as they are often used for drug delivery applications.  


Scott Hadley P.E., Presales Specialist, Computer Aided Engineering Center of Excellence, Siemens PLM

Scott Hadley is a Presales Specialist supporting simulation tools at Siemens PLM. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University and has more than 25 years of experience in mechanical simulation. In his current role, Scott helps companies improve their process of innovation.

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Kristian Debus, Ph.D., Industry Specialist, Medical Devices, Siemens PLM

Kristian has a PhD in mechanical engineering, CFD from the Technical University of Munich. He has experience working with ICEM CFD, Agilent, Bechtel and PAX Scientific.

As the Director for Medical Devices CCM and an industry expert at Siemens PLM Software, he focuses on business development in the pharmaceutical and biomedical device industries. His role requires that he closely interact and collaborate with customers, as well as with the sales, marketing, development and service team at Siemens PLM Software.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Engineers
  • Designers
  • R&D Technical Staff
  • Engineering Management (Manager to VP level)
  • Design Management (Manager to VP level)
  • R&D Management (Manager to VP level)
  • Clinical Trial Responsible Persons

What You Will Learn

Join this webinar to learn about design excellence/digital evidence as it applies to medical devices, including a discussion of the application of advanced simulation technologies to simulate:

  • Drop testing
  • Dynamic response
  • Acoustic behaviour

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Siemens PLM

Siemens PLM Software offers solutions for leading companies in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries that recognize the need for a product lifecycle management (PLM) platform to answer product development challenges. Our proven, flexible solutions help speed up innovation in pharmaceutical and medical device development, ensure quality, reduce costs and maintain adherence to ever-changing global regulations, including FDA compliance.

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