Greenlight Guru and CanvasGT’s combined capabilities will support early-stage medical device companies and those coming out of larger medical innovation programs by allowing them to improve product quality, increase creativity, get to market faster, and increase new product introduction success ultimately leading to safer and more effective medical devices.
Here, Greenlight Guru Founder, Jon Speer, and co-host, Etienne Nichols, sit down with CanvasGT Founder and CEO Andrew DiMeo to discuss the value the acquisition will bring to medical device innovators around the world by enabling a collaborative, creative, and iterative process during the pre-design control phase.
“For years, customers have asked us for our expertise when they are early in the R&D process,” said David DeRam, CEO at Greenlight Guru. “With CanvasGT, not only can we assist them earlier with expertise, but now we’ll be able to help implement true quality into their devices from the very beginning of the ideation process allowing them to iterate faster, design better, safer devices and influence medical device innovators view of design controls from burdensome to a best practices that gives them an advantage.”
The acquisition of CanvasGT propels Greenlight Guru’s Medical Device Success Platform promise by adding:
Collaborative design experience that preserves critical design history now for compliance needs later.
Real-time, visual traceability from stakeholder needs to deployable solutions.
Robust data management to organize evolving user needs, design inputs, outputs, and manage product risks.
Integrated best practice design frameworks to improve commercial success.
Waiting to implement design controls or reverse-engineering design history is costly, time-consuming, and turns what should be a quality activity into an administrative burden.
With CanvasGT, innovators and teams can lower costs and save time by minimizing transcription to and from disconnected tools to avoid spending time and resources needed to rewrite design history.
For medical device innovators, there is little to no guidance on getting started and how to establish what is necessary for the regulators.
CanvasGT enables design thinking best practices to improve commercial success so no additional time is spent or lost on formalizing design traceability and leaving room for error.
The freedom to collaborate across diverse teams while following purpose-built workflows for medical device design not only increases creative contributions and workplace morale, but helps bridge the gap from the fuzzy front end to company strategy.