Busy summer at MDU

29th July 2016

It’s a busy summer at the MDU offices.  One team was out on a study last week testing a device for Rheumatoid Arthritis sufferers and there’s another study this week in London for a multinational pharmaceutical company. In the meantime, final preparations are complete for a two-week summative study in the US starting on Monday.  […]

Proactive Ergonomics, Reactive Ergonomics and Medical Device Manufacture

18th July 2016

The process of getting a medical device to the market is a laborious and expensive procedure for those who work within the industry. Have you ever considered proactive and reactive ergonomics? You may be practicing one or both already, but after reading this you will have new terms and potentially a new method to bring […]

Human Factors validation study audio conference

15th July 2016

MDU’s Richard Featherstone will be giving an audio conference on “Human factors – top tips for getting your product through a human factors validation study”.  The conference will take place on Friday 5 August 2016 at 1700 (BST). The main points Richard will speak about include: Deciding if your product needs to be validated in […]

MDU member joins CIEHF special interest group

14th July 2016

Medical Device Usability (MDU) specialist, Philip Lance, has just been accepted as a member of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) special interest group, the Pharmaceutical Human Factors and Ergonomics Group. The Pharmaceutical Human Factors and Ergonomics Group, headed by Dr Brian Edwards*, was formed at the end of 2015 and has […]

Successful audit by multinational pharma company

13th July 2016

Today Chris, Richard and I had a multinational Pharmaceutical Company travel across borders to audit Medical Device Usability with a view to becoming a preferred supplier of their Human Factors and Usability Testing. We were extremely honoured to be given the opportunity to show our expertise in this area. After an arduous few hours we […]

Preliminary planning for major US summative study

12th July 2016

Chris and I find ourselves about to embark on organising another THREE Team, SIX City, FOUR week, 150 participant, 300 interview US SUMMATIVE STUDY with yet another Medical Device Usability FDA approved Protocol that passed without a single comment! This is where the logistics of organising a multi team, multi-centre, US, diverse participant recruit begins […]

MDU sponsors ANSI/AAMI Human Factors course

1st July 2016

MDU are delighted to be confirmed as the Gold sponsors of the next ANSI/AAMI course on ‘Essential Human Factors for Medical Devices’ in Dublin in October. The three-day course will be led by Bob North and Ed Israelski and will cover the latest guidance from FDA and also the newly updated standard 62366. Not only […]