Product Announcement from Raytheon ELCAN Optical Technologies
This step-by-step structure is based on lessons learned bringing mission critical defense programs to market on time and on target and ELCAN's 160 years of high-end, precision optical experience. Defence programs are inherently organized and structured while medical customers tend to be more idealistic with a passion for making a difference in the world. Disciplined program management ensures ELCAN's medical customers achieve their manufacturability and performance specs in addition to bringing their vision to light.
According to Evan Cameron, Manager of Program Management for ELCAN Optical Technologies, "The unique needs of medical device manufacturers aren't necessarily engineering or technical issues, but partnership issues. Often" he continues, "medical device manufacturers are small, venture-capital funded organizations without the structure in place to manage configuration control. As a medical device manufacturing partner, ELCAN manages the entire program, documenting and tracking design changes while fully understanding and controlling the implications for cost and device performance."