Our dedicated industrial design team brings creativity and expertise to the forefront, transforming concepts into visually striking and functional designs. We emphasize prototyping to bring ideas to life in tangible forms, enabling us to refine and perfect the design before production. Additionally, our human factors evaluations ensure that the final product offers an exceptional user experience that aligns with ergonomic and usability standards.
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We are driven by creating quality devices that people love
At Nectar, we are a creative group of people who want to design products FOR people. As big believers in sustainability and ethics, our passion for bettering the world drives us. We will work with you to help create the perfect medical device that is safe, will stand out against competitors, flourish in the market, and most importantly – improve people’s lives. Because when clients are happy, we are happy.
See your product come alive with our comprehensive Prototyping process
Within the medical device design process, prototyping is an important step. It produces tangible, functional samples and material specifications that can be used in product testing. This will inform risk analysis and enable critical design changes before commencement of large-scale production distribution.
We have the facilities to aid the prototype production process. We’ve been designing, testing, and commercializing innovative medical devices for over 30 years.
We are leaders in Human Factors Design
Our user centered design process helps keep the focus on all possible end users. Human factors is critical to designing for real people. This involves applying our knowledge about human behavior, abilities, limitations, and characteristics of the end users to the design of the device. This can include physical and digital interactions with a product. Human factors research and testing is a key component to Nectar’s proven design strategy and expertise.
Softgood design is a critical part of product development in the medical industry. Wearable devices are becoming increasingly more commonplace in hospitals and clinical settings. We have the capabilities in-house to create prototypes from a wide variety of materials. We also maintains relationships with top notch material suppliers to ensure that we’re staying up to date with the latest trends and technologies.
Some medical devices may come into contact with skin. In the interest of patient safety, these products must be certified as biocompatibile, which ensures clients will not encounter any harm when they use these products. Nectar assess the biocompatibility of different materials by conducting in-depth testing, identifying any potential adverse reactions resulting from contact of the medical device with the body and whether these associated risks are acceptable. We place the end-users at the forefront of this process, creating safe devices that they love and trust in.
Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, User Experience (UX/UI), Contextual Research, Industrial
Darren is an accomplished, dynamic leader who founded Nectar, X-Naut, and BreathDirect. He is committed to improving the world through the synthesis of technology, science, and art. Under Darren’s leadership, Nectar is leveraging the latest advances in cutting-edge technology to transform medical device development and design. As part of his
Dr. Steve Wells holds a critical role in steering Nectar’s operations and defining its strategic direction. His impactful leadership has established a clear course for the company’s success. He has revitalized the company with a passion for maximizing impact through expert resource utilization since taking the helm in 2020. Steve has boosted Nectar’s portfolio, streamlined processes, and reinvigorated its innovation agenda, all with the goal of developing life-saving and impactful products. His background in senior leadership roles at Georg Fischer and his people-focused, results-driven leadership style make him an invaluable asset to our team. Steve’s extensive knowledge in chemistry, biocompatibility, and biology only adds to his value as a team member.
Adam Marten has worked in the aerospace and consumer products industries since 2006 with lead engineering experience in conceptual design, product development, analysis and performance qualification testing. Adam has experience leading a range of technical projects, including multiple structural analyses for military and aerospace applications. He has also worked directly with engineering teams to develop medical devices and laboratory instrumentation.
With over two decades of experience in healthcare innovation, Kerry has been instrumental in transforming patient care and improving patient outcomes across the globe. Her extensive knowledge and expertise in the cardiovascular and cardiothoracic operating room, as well as her experience in emergency medicine, geriatrics, pediatric psychiatry, and main OR, make her a versatile and valuable member of the team. From small hospitals to large teaching institutions, Kerry’s 20 years of experience with patient documentation, including the use of EPIC, Cerner, and Meditech electronic charting systems, have positioned her as a leader in her field. Her recent involvement in helping transition the Providence St. Vincent Medical Center’s Cardiac Surgery program from paper charting to electronic documentation further underscores her commitment to advancing the healthcare industry.