Medical help from NI
National Instruments (NI) has announced three initiatives to help support safe and efficient medical device development. Beginning in June, the company is offering a series of free workshops that demonstrate how to develop a medical device using NI technology as well as provide instruction on how to secure validation for the device from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The company is also co-hosting a two-day workshop in August to give physicians, scientists and engineers a forum to network and share ideas on addressing some of the challenges and solutions for device research, development and commercialisation. Additionally, NI has started a grant programme that will provide software, support and training to start-up companies developing medical devices.
National Instruments is hosting 'Medical Device Development ̵1; From Concept to Approval', a free, one-day workshop that will show attendees how they can use NI hardware and software in their development of more efficient and cost-effective medical devices. Offered in three U.S. locations, the workshop focuses teaching attendees ways to develop a simple medical device and features topics such as system requirements, prototyping, test development, deployment and FDA validation.
The details of the industry workshop, held in collabration with Carilion Biomedical Institute and to be held Aug. 5̵1;6, can be found at NIWeek 2008. Readers can learn more about the medical device initiatives, apply for the grant programme, read case studies and download webcasts.
Image: National Instruments has launched three medical device development initiatives