The 2020 Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare (HFES) conference took place online this summer. The event was postponed from earlier in the year and transformed from an in-person to an online event due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The effects of the pandemic were...

Key Tech collaborates with pharmaceutical companies around the world to develop innovative solutions for some of their toughest drug-delivery challenges. Our engineers especially enjoy solving design problems where creative and scientific thinking need to work together to uncover the optimal solution. The foundation of the Key...

The development of a new medical device has two essential phases: design and manufacturing.  Both must be done with exacting precision, and the skill sets for each are different, especially when developing a new in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) or drug delivery device.  The former includes an...

Wiping surfaces down and promoting proper sanitation is not novel to the current environment we find ourselves in, but rather a fundamental requirement in the medical and life science fields.  Proper aseptic technique is a part of all health-related devices and systems, and as product...

Gain Faster Development Times with our Unique, Powerful & Proven Software Key Tech has developed a PC-based software tool, called Key Sharp (Key#).  Key# is built to reduce time to testing for prototypes - The average Key Tech client can save 1-2 months on the front...

Medical and Drug Delivery Device HFES takeaways. A Key Tech Perspective. Last month’s HFES conference (Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare), was a three day deep dive into real-world examples and an exploration of solutions for issues and challenges in healthcare. Representing Key Tech’s product development and design...

In medtech today, the term can mean anything from a simple sensor-enabled activity tracker to a highly sensitive neural device communicating with a paired brain implant.  The rapid growth of the wearable market comes at a time when consumers demand technology advancements – device miniaturization,...

As an Industrial Designer at Key Tech since 2012, I know first-hand how critical a multidisciplinary team is for the success of a product development program.  To create truly beautiful and efficient use-experiences, an Industrial Designer within a team needs to function as a user...

To say the world moves faster every day seems like the ultimate cliché.  Haven’t generations upon generations made this same observation?  We stand in the present, looking back upon times when the technology felt slower, progress more relatable, and looking forward, we feel an acceleration,...

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