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Three significant benefits of Windchill for medical device manufacturers

Posted by Concurrent Engineering on 15-Jan-2021 09:30:00

Medical device manufacturers are driven to continually re-think their incentives and business models - it’s how they get ahead, and it’s a crucial part of moving forwards. 

Medical device manufacturers are also evaluating their approach to risk as they transition from reactive compliance reporting to proactive quality management.

Discover three key reasons medical device manufacturers turn to Windchill to get ahead of the competition. 


1. Design and deliver next-generation products - faster 

How quickly can your company see a return on the opportunity to deliver smarter, higher-value medical products? 

It’s hard to argue that the first-mover advantage isn’t powerful. Real success in this industry requires the ability to rapidly develop robust, secure devices and ready to work in quickly evolving health care networks. 

With this in mind, Windchill is the only enterprise-ready technology platform that enables medical innovators to develop and deploy smart rapidly, connected solutions for the Internet of Things. 

Windchill allows your teams to efficiently prototype, create, test and deploy secure, enterprise-ready related medical engineering solutions. Windchill is designed for interoperability, critical in the increasingly collaborative and networked world of health care systems. This allows you to deliver value in multi-tiered health care networks while avoiding the disruption, risk and cost of a “rip-and-replace” approach.


  1. Manage the product lifecycle from idea to the announcement

As a medical innovator, you operate within the boundaries of a regulated environment described by stage-gated engineering processes. At regular checkpoints, your organisation must adhere to structured, repeatable and controlled processes. You must also verify that products comply with standards for safety, security and competence for use. 

Most medical device manufacturers manage regulatory workflows using paper-based systems or disconnected, single-purpose software solutions. For these organisations, regulatory record-keeping amounts to an overhead activity that reduces time, money and resources. 

However, there is a more effective way. Integrating regulatory workflows into your product engineering lifecycle allows you to transform overheads into engineering intelligence. This intelligence can provide crucial insights to help you continuously improve and change products and engineering practices. 


Windchill will allow you to:

  • Manage regulatory requirements by region, product family or market


  • Trace requirements to product parts


  • Provide marketing, regulatory, quality and engineering teams with custom views of correlated engineering data, pulled from multiple systems of record


  • Enhance reuse and minimise revalidation through an online parts catalogue. Leverage Windchill as the backbone of your organisation’s quality and regulatory framework, providing immediate cost savings and long-term advantage.


  1. Enables a culture that promotes innovation and quality

Medical device manufacturers often search for a fresh approach to managing complicated product engineering problems. The ideal solution would provide the best tools for product innovation,  speeding the delivery of next-generation medical devices that are secure, agile and resilient to change. It would bring together distributed teams spanning engineering, manufacturing, quality and service talent. And it would improve quality, reduce the cost of compliance, and securely manage the chain of custody of engineering decisions and outcomes.


Unlike the industry’s standard practice of engineering intelligence spread over multiple, disjointed systems, Windchill enables unified insight and oversight. All of which helps you build higher quality products that improve patient lives and ultimately, their outcomes.


Want to find out more? 

Register for the medical devices webinar now