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  • Implement Design-To-Cost Methodology on the disposable card of a PCR testing instrument to reduce costs by 65%

Implement Design-To-Cost Methodology on the disposable card of a PCR testing instrument to reduce costs by 65%

The client

A major medical devices manufacturer

Our client wishes to develop a product to position itself in a new market for PCR testing devices for point-of-care offices. To meet forecasted volumes, it must be able to produce over 2 million disposable cards per year and meet target metrics for time-to-result and ease-of-use.

With high disposable card volumes, pricing becomes essential in order to meet profitability targets as well as compete against other companies who are developing similar devices.

Specifically, a 38% improvement must be made on the cost in relation to the definition of the first prototypes received. IAC was contracted to initiate a Design-To-Cost project for the production version of both the medical device instrument and disposable cards. A particular focus on sourcing was also needed in order to identify reliable and competitive industrial partners.

Our client wishes to develop a product to position itself in a new market for PCR testing devices for point-of-care offices. To meet forecasted volumes, it must be able to produce over 2 million disposable cards per year and meet target metrics for time-to-result and ease-of-use.

With high disposable card volumes, pricing becomes essential in order to meet profitability targets as well as compete against other companies who are developing similar devices.

Specifically, a 38% improvement must be made on the cost in relation to the definition of the first prototypes received. IAC was contracted to initiate a Design-To-Cost project for the production version of both the medical device instrument and disposable cards. A particular focus on sourcing was also needed in order to identify reliable and competitive industrial partners.

The IAC project is closed with the consolidation of production manufacturing projections that surpass the target costs and provide an overall 65% savings from the original baseline definition.

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