Developing innovative catheters and minimally invasive surgical devices is hard. These strategies spur inventive solutions and unlock the path to success.
Don Baumgarten, Product Creation StudioMinimally invasive surgery (MIS) offers compelling benefits compared to traditional open surgery, such as faster patient recovery, reduced risk of infection and lower healthcare costs. To improve MIS capabilities, medical device companies are continually working to advance catheter and device technologies and bring new products to market.
Developing those innovative products is a formidable task. By their very nature, MIS devices have small working elements, which greatly complicates development. The miniaturization of mechanisms, electrical modules and diverse technologies is technically difficult work. Engineering teams can quickly find themselves facing seemingly impossible challenges.