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By Alan Richardson: Friday 4th November, 2011

Convenience, vulnerabilty and upgradeability in innovative product development

A growing theme in innovative product developments of the last decade is exploiting the benefits of connection. The public has shown time and again that it values the convenience of connection very highly. But there is a sometimes implicit trade-off. For instance, the rise of internet banking has been a gold mine for organised crime. The […]

By admin: Wednesday 13th July, 2011

Windfarms on a collision course?

According to Renewables UK , the UK is the windiest country in Europe, so much so that we could power our country several times over using this free fuel. A modern 2.5MW turbine at a reasonable site will generate 6.5 million units of electricity each year, enough to meet the annual needs of over 1,400 […]

By Alan Richardson: Tuesday 12th July, 2011

User experience should be at the forefront of innovative medical device development

In consumer products it has been long been known that market share can be driven by the user experience with the product. In pharmaceuticals, the medical devices that deliver medication have been regarded as a somewhat peripheral part of the therapy. A new study suggests this is not the right approach for commercial success.

By admin: Monday 20th June, 2011

When is it good to be disruptive?

I still haven’t made my mind up about twitter and whether or not this form of communication is a good thing or a complete waste of time in a B2B context. That said, amongst others, I’ve started following Hermann Hauser’s ‘tweets’.  In one of his recent tweets he mentioned that he had just taken delivery […]

By Alan Richardson: Wednesday 1st June, 2011

The role of Medical Devices in increasing efficiency in Healthcare

Healthcare costs are a major driver of government spending in many parts of the world driven by demographics and innovative product development that generate treatments for ever more conditions (at a cost). Some of this innovation needs, as in other fields, to be directed at efficiency and effectiveness. One driver of healthcare costs is wastage of pharmaceutical drugs and lack of patient compliance with the therapy leading to increased overall costs of treatment. Innovative medical device development, for instance in drug delivery, can address these problems.

By Alan Richardson: Wednesday 6th April, 2011

Home / Consumer Diagnostics – A Step too Far?

One segment for innovative medical product development has been in the home medical diagnostics area. A Which report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12905687 has pointed up the shortcomings of such tests

By Alan Richardson: Monday 11th October, 2010

Choices in sourcing product development

So you are planning to conduct a new product development. You’ve quite a number of choices:

You could in source – i.e.do it yourself if you have the capability
You could in source the design but augment your team

By admin: Monday 23rd August, 2010

Product development in the blink of an eye

Innovative product development isn’t always about creating the next best consumer product.  Clients tend to approach us from a whole range of sectors, but you can categorise the majority of them into asking one of four questions, one of which is “Can you cost reduce my product?” A classical example of this reduction in cost […]

By admin: Tuesday 8th June, 2010

What’s next for Minimally Invasive Surgery?

In 1991 the first successful laparoscopic radical prostatectomy had taken place – a minimally invasive procedure used in the treatment for prostate cancer. To remove the prostate a number of ‘key hole’ incisions are made, rather than using the traditional open surgery procedure.   Despite the obvious benefits to the patient, (not least in terms of […]

By admin: Friday 30th April, 2010

Whitespace technology – free coffee to go with your iPhone?

If you were given an iPhone (or any other brand of smart phone or mobile device for that matter) last Christmas, you may have noticed that things didn’t work quite as quickly as you might have hoped. Nothing to do with the phone; the issue lies with the nature of bandwidth and spectrum. Some networks have experienced a forty fold increase in traffic in just a few years with the obvious result. Put another way, it’s a bit like driving around a city at 3:00am on a Sunday morning as opposed to trying to do the same journey first thing on Monday morning.