Fidus has considerable expertise and experience in the design and development of medical electronic device products. Our goal is to help you make the right choice of technology to make your medical products more reliable, higher quality and more cost effective.
Our medical electronic device design and development experience extends across the entire product development cycle. We can help you go from concept all the way to production. Our engineering team can provide all the skills needed for a complete end-to-end development. We can also assist you with the specific skills you need to support your own development team.
Temperature Calibration Production Test System
As the designer and manufacturer of the FDA-approved LDX cholesterol monitoring system, Cholestech engaged Fidus to design and build a new temperature calibration production test system. The 8-unit LDX Temperature Calibration System (LTCS) replaces the previous single-unit system. The move to the new multi-unit calibration system provided the benefit of increasing the production throughput and also allows archiving of the calibration information in the FFT (Final Functional Tester) database.
The project involved creating a temperature calibration workbench with a new control computer, printer and bar-code scanner. New temperature calibration software was created using LabVIEW and final calibration results were stored in a Microsoft SQL server database. The deployment of this new system meant that Cholestech could now calibrate over 24 units per station per hour instead of 3 units per station per hour – a dramatic increase in manufacturing efficiency.