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Design Thinking: The Key Factor In Nectar’s Medical Device Development

Made famous by the Stanford d.school, design thinking is a methodology that centers on users for problem solving. It is classically described by these steps: empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test. Design Thinking can be applied to the

Nectar Plays Key Role Founding BreathDirect in Response to COVID-19

When the COVID-19 crisis took hold worldwide, it became very clear that the supply of ventilators could dramatically change the course of the pandemic. Nectar’s CEO, Darren Saravis describes “not having any other choice,” in deciding to develop a

Nectar & Smardii At CES 2020, It's A Wrap

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has been the proving ground for breakthrough consumer technologies for 50 years where the world's leading innovators introduce their newest products to the marketplace. Hundreds of amazing new gadgets were

Smardii Smart Diaper Puck

  The American population is aging rapidly, and current healthcare resources can't keep up. By 2022 there will be a shortage of 1 million elder care nursing specialists, by 2030 all baby boomers will be over 65, and millions of them will require

Nectar 2019 CSULB Student Workshop

    Nectar opened its doors to hold a workshop to guide industrial design students attending the California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), through the user-centered design portion of their product development process. Prior to attending this

Nectar’s QMS is Officially ISO 13485 Certified: What it Means and Why it Matters

For years, Nectar has been meeting and exceeding the requirements necessary to meet the ISO 13485 standards, but today we are excited to announce that we have become one of the few companies who officially hold an ISO 13485 certified Quality

Big Data and Product Development Transforming Healthcare

Advanced product design and big data are changing our approach to healthcare. Take the human genome project for example. Using a genome sequencer, the whole human genome (about 3 billion base pairs) was successfully mapped in 2003. This breakthrough

Six MedTech Trends of 2019

Medical technology (MedTech) product development continues to be one of the fastest evolving subsets of the product development industry. While it is difficult to say what’s in the road ahead, it’s always interesting to look back at some of the most

Designing a new Technology-Infused Medical-Grade Scale

It’s a tool we’ve been using since the moment we were born, yet overlooked as we continue to streamline and infuse technology into nearly every other aspect of the medical industry. As product designers, we are constantly asking ourselves, "how can

Why You Need to Conduct an Intellectual Property Audit

Intellectual property (IP) is a critical asset class of any business.  An IP strategy is a coordinated plan that accounts for patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, in view of your commercial plans.  An IP audit is an objective