Medical Device Design Industry Blog



The medical device industry changes constantly as new innovations and advancements are made in development, medical IT, and healthcare. Our medical device blog features expertise from the Sterling Medical Devices team and the latest information and regulation changes in the medical device industry that you should be aware of.


A woman works on a plan for medical device startup companies

Author: Erik Hilliard | August 11, 2021

5 Mistakes Medical Device Startup Companies Make

Medical device startup companies play an integral role in the medical device industry. They have the ability to be nimble and take more risks on a unique product that larger, more established...
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A medical professional works on a mobile app for medical devices

Author: Erik Hilliard | August 10, 2021

The Proliferation of Mobile Medical Devices—Revolutionizing Healthcare

Mobile devices are ubiquitous in today’s day and age; they’re everywhere—and for good reason: your smartphone is a hand-held computer allowing you to stay connected at all times. As a result,...
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fda real world evidence on mobile device

Author: Carrie Hetrick | July 28, 2021

FDA’s Real-World Evidence Program – Summary of Patient Data Assessment Report

The FDA is responsible for ensuring the safety and effectiveness of regulated medical devices and assuring that patients have timely access to the devices while advancing innovation. It is a...
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technician manufacturing medical devices

Author: John Campbell | July 21, 2021

Good Manufacturing Practices for Medical Devices: Risk Management

The clients we work with at Sterling Medical Devices often know they want to produce a high-quality medical device, but unfortunately too often do not fully understand an element essential to good...
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Man performs verification and validation testing

Author: John Campbell | July 7, 2021

Do you know the difference between verification and validation?

Medical device verification and validation (V&V) are crucial steps in the medical device development process. But what’s the difference between the two, and why do we need them? Verification...
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Tablet displays an x-ray of a person, demonstrating medtech and the internet of medical things

Author: Keith Handler | June 13, 2021

Internet of Things (IoT) for Medical Devices—How It’s Changing Healthcare

As we continue to see barriers to healthcare access, particularly during the COVID pandemic, we’ve also seen a rapid expansion of IoT (Internet of Things) in medicine. A system of wireless,...
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FDA-inspection-process

Author: Carrie Hetrick | May 24, 2021

How to Prepare for an FDA Inspection

As a medical device manufacturer, you are likely all too aware of the looming threat of an FDA inspection of your quality systems and risk management protocols. While the FDA approval process has...
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difference between project management systems

Author: Sterling Medical Devices | May 3, 2021

What’s the Difference Between ALM and PLM?

The terms Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) are frequently used interchangeably. And while the two are often intertwined, they are not the same thing....
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hand tests medical device

Author: John Campbell | April 27, 2021

Smart, Cost-effective Medical Device Testing

Your medical device is designed to help patients improve their quality of life—from treating minor illnesses to saving lives. The sooner you get your device on the market, the better for everybody....
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Resources

October 7, 2013

Guidelines to Follow When Creating A Medical Device Mobile Application

Guidelines to Follow Many new medical mobile applications are being developed for use on mobile platforms (smart phones, tablets, etc.). Before delving into the steps to be taken to develop a...
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February 18, 2021

5 Mistakes Medical Device Startups Make

Startups are the lifeblood of medical device innovation. Without universities researching ways to solve pressing healthcare problems or doctors with experience in a particular field who have an idea to develop a prototype medical device that could help patients, the future technologies needed to help save lives wouldn't happen. But the long, arduous road through the FDA submission process to get market approval can take a long time and cost a lot of money without help. Sterling Medical Devices has been helping startups through the FDA approval process since 1998 without ever having a submission rejected.
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Breathing-Pacemaker

September 8, 2020

Breathing Pacemaker

Sterling Medical Devices performed design services for a Class III breathing pacemaker with Major Level of Concern software, intended for use by patients who have lost neurological control of respiration. This life-sustaining device is comprised of two main components: an internal passive receiver and an external controller....
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