The Novatek Blog

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

Medical Device Innovators:  Get Used to Being Uncomfortable

Posted by Amy Castronova on Tue, Dec 18, 2018

The latest MEDTECH 2018 conference, New York's largest gathering of bioscience and medical technology leaders, brought together experts in regulatory and policy, innovation and technology, and startup/business acceleration. This year’s event, “Building Bridges to Better Healthcare,” served to build greater collaboration among the state’s leading innovators, educators, and advisers to strengthen the region’s bio/med industry.

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Topics: product launch, regulated industries, medical device launch, documentation, product documentation

FAQs:  How and Why to Budget for Medical Device Product Documentation

Posted by Amy Castronova on Thu, Sep 27, 2018

When launching a medical device product, providing easy-to-use, accurate instructions are critical  in order to operate, service, or sell the device. But developing highly professional product documentation requires a certain skill set that may extend beyond the manufacturer's internal resources. 

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Topics: outsourcing, controlling cost, product launch, Frequently Asked Questions, medical device launch, documentation, product documentation

Outdated Medical Device Documentation Becomes User-Friendly

Posted by Amy Castronova on Tue, Aug 14, 2018

User manuals can be a make-or-break point of customer loyalty for manufacturers. The more user-friendly the product documentation is, the more likely the product will be successful. Technical documentation is especially important in the medical device market where quick, easy implementation of products is necessary to facilitate high quality patient care.

Jan Peartree, Technical Communications Manager, shares how Novatek revamped a customer's documentation to reduce confusion, improve ease of use, and ultimately, help them provide better patient care.

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Topics: medical device launch, documentation, product documentation

7 Quick Steps for Successful Medical Device Product Launch

Posted by Amy Castronova on Mon, Aug 06, 2018

A medical device product launch represents a major revenue investment and profit opportunity for a company. Successful product launches can yield new markets, bring new customers, as well as increase business with existing customers.

As well-versed experts in product launch, Novatek and Launch Team combined their expertise to bring you a collection of resources for medical product launch. From product documentation to marketing strategy, we're sharing insights on how to ensure medical device launch success.

We've previously discussed the top four documentation challenges faced by a new medical device product launch team, including planning, communications, implementation, and follow up. This blog focuses on the implementation and follow up aspects associated with a new medical device product launch from a customer support perspective.

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Topics: product launch, medical device launch

Medical Device Training: Why You Should be Using Blended Learning

Posted by Amy Castronova on Fri, May 18, 2018

Because it's so important to product adoption and success, medical device training can be a big dilemma for many manufacturers. If you're looking for a solution to your training program, consider blended learning. Blended learning combines conventional instructor-led classroom learning with online and mobile learning. This mixture of learning styles provides a more flexible and comprehensive knowledge-transfer experience for participants. Freeing instruction, information, and interaction from time and place is an ideal solution for individuals with access to today’s instant technology. Plus, blended learning programs can provide organizations with cost savings.

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Topics: outsourcing, training solutions, medical device launch

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

BioOhio Annual Conference Recap: Medical Device Trends and Developments in the Growing Bioscience Industry

Posted by Amy Castronova on Fri, May 19, 2017

BioOhio, the leading organization of bioscience industry support, celebrated it's 30th anniversary last month at it's Annual Conference, which highlighted trends in Ohio's bioscience industry. Conference attendees serve various areas of bioscience, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, lab equipment, and regenerative medicine.

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Topics: trends, medical device launch