SMTC Presentation: Driving Product Optimization Through Early Stage Supplier Engagement

Exploring Design for Excellence (DFX)

Brian Morrison, from SMTC, took his wealth of knowledge and understanding as the Director of Value Engineering & Technology and presented crucial industry information at the American Medical Device Summit 2016.


Take a look at Morrison’s insightful presentation from the Summit that explores Design for Excellence (DFX) Product Optimization, focusing on these core concepts:

  • What is DFX?
  • DFX Benefits
  • Value Equation
  • Product Design Review
  • Ability to Impact Product Value
  • Early Supplier Involvement (ESI)
  • Impact of Design Decisions
  • Applying DFX to Product Development

To view the full presentation, click here.

About SMTC


SMTC is a mid-size provider of end-to-end electronics manufacturing services (EMS) including PCBA production, systems integration and comprehensive testing services, enclosure fabrication, as well as product design, sustaining engineering, and supply chain management services.


Webinar: How to Turn Your Industrial Energy Program into a Competitive Advantage

So where should you focus when developing an energy strategy for your own business? In this session, EnerNOC‘s Managing Director of Industrial Solutions, Jay Zoellner, will walk you through the essentials of a successful energy strategy.


You’ll learn:

  • Why energy impacts the bottom-line for industrial enterprises more today than ever before
  • The five critical success factors for every industrial energy strategy
  • A three-step process for assessing, designing, and implementing a successful industrial energy program


Sign up for this informative EnerNOC Webinar here today!

To learn more about EnerNOC, please join us, as Generis hosts the American Manufacturing Summit and gather further insights on March 28-29, 2017.


Maetrics: The ROI of Good Quality & Compliance

On October 5th, 2016 at the American Medical Device Summit in Chicago, Generis welcomed Maetrics to the speaker panel on Day One.

Ed Roach, the Managing Director of Maetrics, focused his presentation on four main objectives being:

  • Ideas on how to quantify the costs of quality for investment justification
  • Understanding indirect or potential costs of quality and compliance including
    • Examining FDA’s recent and future approach to Medical Devices
    • The Potential Impacts of FDA’s approach to Medical Devices
  • Understand the Benefits of a Proactive Quality System
  • Benchmarking – Good Investments in Quality and Compliance

To view the full presentation online, click here.


Panel Speaker: Ed Roach, Managing Director of Maetrics

Ed Roach brings nearly 20 years of experience in the life sciences industry to the panel while adding his wealth of knowledge on Quality Systems and Quality Assurance, Validation, Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPS), Root Cause Investigation, Change Management, and 483/Warning Letter Remediation to the American Medical Device Summit.

Generis is thrilled that Maetrics will be returning to Chicago for the American Medical Device Summit on October 4th and 5th in 2017.

For more information on Generis or our American Medical Device Summit taking place in 2017, please, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

Video: Costing Machined Parts

Anyone who has spent time costing manufactured products knows that costing of machined parts is the benchmark by which all cost estimating software is measured. aPriori excels in this challenge, generating detailed cost estimates to help bring innovative, cost-optimized products to market faster.

Check out this short 3-minute video to Learn More!




eBook: Realistic Simulation for Medical Device Developers

Medical device developers use realistic simulation solutions from SIMULIA to accelerate the overall product innovation process, reducing development costs, and improving patient safety and product quality.

In addition, SIMULIA provides medical device companies with the ability to more efficiently evaluate design alternatives, accelerate long-term stress life testing to predict product reliability, collaborate on projects and leverage computing resources for more efficient design analysis.

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Video: Plasma Surface Treatment for Better and Lower Cost Cleaning & Bonding

Active microfluidic devices, sensors and implantable devices often require a specific binding property or binding capacity in order to change reactions with an environment or biological fluid  The most common systems utilize specific functional groups such as amine, hydroxyl, or carboxyl for conjugation to protein, molecule, integrin, or adhesive component.  Gas plasma begins by removing organic surface contaminants by reducing them to volatile compounds.  The nascent surface is subsequently reacted to process specific plasma chemistry. Plasmatreat’s advanced plasma chambers, low pressure/batch or atmospheric pressure/inline are versatile tools that are capable of designing controlled interfaces on a variety of materials.  This includes streamlining approaches where conventional multi-step wet chemistries are employed.  Plasma gives the design engineer the freedom to separate mechanical, optical, and fabrication techniques from the surface requirements.  Freedom of choice usually results in significant cost savings.  With plasma surface treatment, the choices and capabilities are expansive.  Plasma surface treatment is not one process, but an entire chemistry toolbox.

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Enabling the Use of Engineered Plastics in Medical Device Manufacturing

Plasma is a versatile tool that is capable of designing controlled interfaces on a variety of materials used in medical device manufacturing. This includes replacing conventional multistep wet chemistries. Plasma gives the medical device designer freedom to separate mechanical, optical, and fabrication techniques from the surface requirements that often require compromises in cost and performance.

Check out the PlasmaTreat whitepaper below for insights on enabling the use of engineered plastics in medical device manufacturing.


eBook: Design Thinking with Terumo BCT

Generis Group is honored to have Palani Palaniappan, EVP, Innovation and Development at Terumo BCT join the speaker faculty at the upcoming American Medical Device Summit 2016. With the summit right around the corner, we took the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Palaniappan to gather his insights and discuss the importance of ‘Design Thinking’ in the journey from concept to commercialization.

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Whitepaper: Why Production Forecast Affects Sterilization Method

A validated sterilization cycle is a requirement for many medical devices, and the appropriate sterilization method will depend on two main factors.  The Phase2Medical Whitepaper below discusses these factors and demonstrates the effect that production forecasts have on the up-front and long-term costs for two of the most common sterilization methods.

Check out the Whitepaper below!


Don’t forget to join Phase2Medical at the American Medical Device Summit 2016 taking place in Chicago next week!

eBook: Product Content Management in a Regulated Environment

In today’s environment of strict regulation and reduction in spending for healthcare, life sciences companies are under pressure to reduce operational costs, increase efficiency and provide greater value to the system—and sales enablement is a crucial component to achieving all of the above.

In the eBook below, Seismic addresses some of the challenges that life sciences companies face and provides some solutions to these challenges.

Check out the eBook below!