SCHOTT Highlights Collaborative Design at SPIE BiOS
Medical devices are a staple of modern healthcare, yet as the pace of scientific discovery quickens, the demand for new, innovative, and effective medical devices grows. In this environment, it’s more important than ever for medical device companies to work closely with knowledgeable component manufacturers to uncover new and impactful solutions.
SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging, a leading component manufacturer of fused and flexible fiber optic imaging components and fiber optic and LED lighting solutions, stands at the forefront of the collaborative development process, and will display its proficiencies in developing customized medical device technologies at the SPIE BiOS Expo in San Francisco on February 7-8, 2015 (South Hall A, booth #8501).
“It’s our belief that leading medical devices are only created through collaborative and innovative development processes,” said Anthony Cappabianca, Business Manager Medical with SCHOTT North America. “When meeting with customers, we bring all of SCHOTT’s unique capabilities and relationships to the design table, rather than highlighting a few end products, and use that as a starting point for innovation. Coupled with our vast analytic capabilities for design and materials, we’re able to shorten product development cycles and offer our customers a variety of design possibilities based on their desired parameters.”
SCHOTT manages the entire component production process, from design to final inspection, and specifically holds seven main competencies: material analysis, optical design, mechanical design, thermal modeling, electronic modeling, testing, and inspection. By working with partners from the start, and then guiding the product through the entire development and manufacturing process, SCHOTT is able to deliver a solution that’s targeted at a customized application.
“The SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging team designs lighting components based on our customers’ specific applications, and provides alternatives that balance both cost and performance,” explains Cappabianca. “We also conduct product tests and inspections to guarantee specific parameters and ensure that each product meets all of a customer’s requirements. By working in sync with our partners for many years, we have established a progressive culture of joint development. The collaboration between the SCHOTT design team and customer ensures the end product adheres to the strict tolerances and specifications set by the customer.”
SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharmaceutical, electronics, optics, automotive and aviation industries. SCHOTT strives to play an important part of everyone’s life and is committed to innovation and sustainable success. The group maintains a global presence with production sites and sales offices in 35 countries. With its workforce of approximately 15,400 employees, sales of $2.55 billion were generated in fiscal year 2013/2014.
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