Freudenberg Medical reports that it has expanded industrial design and human factors engineering through the launch of a Handle Design Center of Excellence (CoE) in Jeffersonville, IN. The expansion allows Freudenberg to centralize handle design and development efforts, accelerating prototyping and unifying handle learnings across the organization, said the company. A global developer and manufacturer of finished medical devices and components, Freudenberg Medical develops user interfaces for minimally invasive products in a variety of therapeutic areas.
Freudenberg Medical’s Handle Design Center of Excellence unifies in-house capabilities to design and iterate ergonomically focused handles with development of manufacturable functional mechanisms, said the company in the announcement. This focus ensures shortened development and launch timelines with products that are compliant with human factors and essential requirements, it added.
“Our industrial design and mechanical development team has over 50 years of combined product design — this team is focused on physician interaction, product functionality, and translating that to commercial manufacturability,” said Mark Ostwald, CEO of Freudenberg Medical. “Our extensive clinical knowledge combined with established suppliers places Freudenberg Medical as the premier handle design partner.”
Freudenberg Medical added that its comprehensive catheter development capabilities include advanced extrusion and catheter shaft and balloon development, which can be seamlessly integrated with the Handle Design CoE for full service prototype and product development.