Economic considerations for device design and development

Med Device Technol. 1997 Nov;8(9):18-26.


The importance of the design and development process is often underestimated in the rush to get products to market. Studies have shown that sensible investment in this process will lead to manageable risk levels, consumer confidence and high levels of return. This article recommends procedures that manufacturers should follow to improve the quality and efficiency of their development endeavours, and thus maximize their product performance and market presence.

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Economic Competition
  • Equipment Design / economics*
  • Equipment Reuse
  • Equipment and Supplies / economics*
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Humans
  • Investments
  • Medical Laboratory Science / economics*
  • Medical Laboratory Science / organization & administration
  • Medical Waste Disposal
  • Risk Assessment


  • Medical Waste Disposal