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Transforming Device Development: Key Benefits of Interdisciplinary Teams

We discuss transforming medical device development through the utilisation of interdisciplinary, and cross industry teams....

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Using FEA to Improve Inhalation Device Usability

A pharmaceutical company approached HD to enhance the performance and improve the usability of a Dry Powder Inhaler within a short timeframe and, a tight budget. ...

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Pharmapack 2024: A Round-Up of This Years’ Sustainability Focused Event

Pharmapack 2024 was a captivating blend of innovation, collaboration, and foresight. Read our round up of the eco-focused event here....

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DDL 2023: A Round-Up From the Annual Drug Delivery to the Lungs Conference

2023's DDL event brought together industry experts in the field of respiratory health. Here we discuss the latest breakthroughs and innovations....

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Should Human Factors as a Standalone Discipline Be Made Redundant?

Should Human Factors as a standalone discipline be made redundant? Design Engineer, Elena, considers this for medical device development?...

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Can We Achieve the Perfect Balance of Usability, Sustainability, and Connectivity? 

Can we achieve the perfect balance of usability, sustainability & connectivity in medical device design? Design Engineer, Rob, considers how....

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PODD & PDA 2023: A Round-Up of Drug Delivery Trends

2023's PDA & PODD conferences provided valuable insight into the drug delivery industry. Here we discuss trends and hot topics from the conferences....

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20 Years of PDA: What’s in Store for the Next 20 Years of Medical Device Innovation?

Ahead of the 20th PDA Universe of Pre-Filled Syringes and Injection Devices Conference, we cover where medical device innovations are expected to go....

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The Future of IFUs in a Connected World

As the world becomes increasingly connected and user needs constantly evolving, the design of safety critical IFU’s must keep up with this. Design Engineer, Rob, discusses the future of IFU’s, and...

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Collaborative Innovation: Partnerships in Medical Device Development

With the speed at which the medical device world is changing, collaborative partnerships will be essential for success. HD discuss the benefits....

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Market Research and Analysis for Medical Device Idea Validation

Validating an idea before investing in its development can significantly minimise unnecessary cost and risks. HD discuss the steps involved....

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FEA & Simulation: Best Practices for Medical Device Development

FEA and simulation have become essential tools in medical device development, providing a faster, more accurate, and more cost-effective approach to device design and optimization. ...

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Hang Out with Haughton Design: Business Development Executive, Weronika

Business Development Executive, Weronika, introduces herself and explains how her medical device background supports HD's growth....

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Medical Device Supply: Overcoming Supply Chain Issues with Design Strategies

The geopolitical turmoil of recent years has undoubtedly had significant impact on product and medical device supply chains. So, how can we as designers and engineers de-risk devices from supply chain...

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Outsourcing Device Design: Benefits of Using a Design Development Consultancy

Using a design consultancy allows more flexibility, less risk, and better value. Find out more on HD's alternative to traditional contractors....

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Designing for Regulatory Compliance: Key Considerations for Medical Device Development

The successful development of new medical devices is subject to stringent regulatory requirements to ensure safety, efficacy, and reliability. Design Engineer, Luke, shares some key considerations for...

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