The Benefits of a Systems Engineering Approach
Phillip Palmer, PhD & PMP - Program Manager:
Thursday, January 20th, 2022
4-5 pm EST
Today’s medical devices are redefining the standard of care by improving medical outcomes and the patient experience. These improvements are driven by technical innovations that span multiple engineering disciplines, interface to medical disposables, connect to patients, and support IoT driven functionality. The demands associated with developing disruptive new technologies, complex architectures, ergonomic and intuitive user interfaces, and multi-dimensional development programs must be balanced with key business objectives. Utilizing a holistic Systems Engineering approach is critical to development of commercially viable products. The System Engineer provides the glue that binds the individual engineering disciplines and specialty groups together enabling development projects to systematically progress from conceptualization, to engineering development, to commercialization in an optimized manner.
This webinar will outline:
- The benefits of taking a Systems Engineering approach toward product development
- What role the Systems Engineer plays on the development team
- Which processes and practices are utilized by System Engineers
Phil Palmer has been developing medical devices and analytical laboratory instrumentation for over 20 years. He has experience leading multi-functional development teams through the entire product development lifecycle from proof-of-concept through to transition to manufacture. Phil’s technical capabilities include: systems engineering, optics and imaging, lasers (diode, solid-state, gas, dye), embedded software, precision motion systems, and thermal management. He has developed aesthetic laser systems, photo-therapeutic and photo-aesthetic devices, a point-of-care IVD digital fluorescence imaging system, blood processing systems, and a series of automated high-temperature Hi-Res thermogravimetric analyzers. Phil holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Ursinus College and obtained his doctoral degree in Chemical Physics from the University of Pennsylvania.
For more than a quarter of a century, MassMEDIC has been the voice of the groundbreaking medical technology industry in New England, advocating for sound public policy that supports innovation, and fostering a community built on a shared purpose: Saving and improving the lives of patients everywhere through medical technology.
Since the beginnings of this region’s dominance in health technology, our members – the women and men who make up the largest regional medtech association in the United States – are researching, designing, developing, supplying, manufacturing, and deploying the next generation of medical innovation around the globe.