The Novatek Blog

Advice and best practices for writing SOPs, training for product launch, outsourcing technical documentation, and more.

Happy Holidays!

Posted by Amy Castronova on Mon, Dec 25, 2017

From our team to yours, we wish a happy and healthy holiday season. We look forward to seeing you in 2018!

 

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10 Basic Technical Writing Practices for Subject Matter Experts

Posted by Amy Castronova on Fri, Dec 08, 2017

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are written instructions that a worker follows to perform a given task consistently and effectively. These documents communicate who will perform the task, what materials are necessary, where and when when the task must be performed, and how the worker will execute the task. Well-written SOPs are a cornerstone of quality system documentation, and they contribute to the scalability of a company. 

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Topics: technical writing, Quality System documentation, Process documentation

How to Make Your Medical Device Startup Look Less Like a Startup

Posted by Amy Castronova on Tue, Nov 21, 2017

It's MEDTECH season again and, as we do each year, Novatek and Launch Team are taking a close look at the current trends, changes and technologies that are impacting the medical device industry. From product launches to new sales models, we're examining the 2018 outlook and sharing our insights.

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Topics: Process documentation, medical device launch, cyber security

Best Practices for Medical Device Cyber Security Documentation

Posted by Amy Castronova on Wed, Nov 15, 2017

It's MEDTECH season again and, as we do each year, Novatek and Launch Team are taking a close look at the current trends, changes and technologies that are impacting the medical device industry. From product launches to new sales models, we're examining the 2018 outlook and sharing our insights.

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Topics: product launch, medical device launch, cyber security

MEDTECH 2017: From Cyber Security to Product Launch, Preparation Is Key

Posted by Amy Castronova on Fri, Nov 10, 2017

Last week Novatek attended the MEDTECH 2017 in Buffalo, N.Y., the largest gathering of bioscience and medical technology leaders in New York State. This year’s event, “DisruptNY: Harnessing the Power of Partnership,” highlighted the power of collaborative innovation and local partnerships in strengthening the bio/med industry.

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Topics: product launch, medical device launch, cyber security

Current Trends in the Medical Device Market: How Cyber Security is Impacting Healthcare

Posted by Amy Castronova on Thu, Nov 02, 2017

It's MEDTECH season again and, as we do each year, Novatek has paired up with Launch Team to take a close look at the current trends, changes and technologies that are impacting the medical device industry. From product launches to new sales models, we're examining the 2018 outlook and sharing our insights.

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Topics: trends, medical device launch, cyber security

Top 3 FAQs for Planning a Medical Device Product Launch: The Answers You Need for Launch Success

Posted by Amy Castronova on Fri, Oct 20, 2017

For more than 25 years, Novatek's expert team of technical writers and instructional designers have been helping manufacturers prepare for medical device product launches by ensuring that all user audiences have the knowledge needed to use, service, or sell the device. Whether their company is big, small or a startup, manufacturers frequently ask similar questions while learning product launch best practices.
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Topics: product launch, Frequently Asked Questions

3 Reasons Why a Strategic Partner is Your Best Choice for Outsourcing

Posted by Amy Castronova on Fri, Oct 06, 2017

In a previous blog, Developing a Relationship with Your Technical Writing Services Vendor, we identified three business relationship levels between a company and a technical writing services vendor:

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Topics: outsourcing, technical writing services, technical writing

Innovative Solutions Tech Conference Recap: Trends & Best Practices for Cyber Security Risk Mitigation

Posted by Amy Castronova on Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Just a day before the announcement of the Equifax breach, the considerations and primary concerns of cyber security were highlighted at the Innovative Solutions Tech Conference – bringing these risks top of mind for companies operating digitally.

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Topics: trends, cyber security

Improving Quality Control & Process Protection: Developing an Effective SOP Process

Posted by Amy Castronova on Fri, Sep 08, 2017

For companies in regulated industries, effective Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are important to the ability to manage quality control and process protection. Below we share best practices and tips for developing and managing an SOP process that can help companies meet the challenges that come with regulation standards.

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Topics: Quality System documentation, Business productivity, Process documentation, SOPs