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ISO 13485: 2016 and What It Means for Product Development in the Medical Field

Introducing and updating international standards has proved key in pushing companies to raise the bar in product development over the last fifty years. ISO 13485: 2016 specifically addresses the way companies implement management strategy that

Top Reasons to Outsource Your Product Development Team

1. Reduce Employment Expenses One of the most obvious reasons to hire independent contractors is because it makes financial sense. For each employee you hire, up to 30% of their salary goes to social security and medicare, state unemployment

CES Survival Guide

Nectar Product Development kicks off the year with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)! This trade show is notorious for being a grind. In 2017, the expo attracted over 72,000 industry attendees and more than 2,000 exhibitors. As technology

Do the Research!

At Nectar, all of our projects begin with a Research Phase where we focus on the areas that will help shape our design requirements. However, the research is not limited to this first phase, as it continues throughout the entire project. Each

How to Choose a Contract Manufacturer?

Selecting the contract manufacturer (CM) you will work with is a crucial decision for your business. This is typically a board-level decision and it is important to research in advance. Once your company decides on a manufacturer, changing this

Getting Management Approval for Your Project

Getting approval for a new project is often daunting and almost always difficult. Even if you have seemingly sufficient evidence to communicate your need, convincing your superior to approve your initiative can be quite nuanced. A delayed approval

Recruiting Preferences – Advice for Recent Engineering Graduates

PPI interviewed Nectar Product Development’s Director of Operations, Shannon McElfresh-Hall, about what the company looks for in Engineering graduates. She also provided some advice for people entering the workforce. Q: Do you offer internships? If

Nectar Product Development helps fitness entrepreneur develop first of its kind-folding treadmill

Long Beach, California – October 20, 2017 – Nectar Product Development helps fitness entrepreneur develop a first of its kind, light weight, folding treadmill. U-Treadmill, the first light-weight folding cardio machine, is about to take the fitness

What are the Benefits of Prototyping?

A prototype is the first full-scale and functional form of a new product design. It is used for investor demonstrations, user testing, and gives your audience a product to visualize and interact with. Prototypes are not production quality and should

Excellent Product Design & Development – Stacie Depner – Director of Engineering at Nectar

As Director of Engineering at Nectar, what teams do you manage and does it vary from project to project? I’m the Director of Mechanical Engineers and Electrical Engineers and I also have a dual role as Program Director. I will often be leading