- Pandemic related products –such as ventilators, respirators and clinical testing machines– must be brought to market quickly. The requirements to assure functionality and integrity of these medical products is in many aspects quite similar to those historically faced by the automotive manufacturers who are newly entering these markets.
- For example, leak-proof filtration systems are critical to both many automotive and medical parts.
- If manufacturers make the wrong sourcing decisions when creating new product assembly lines for ventilators and similar, they inevitably encumber their products with higher price tags, or create testing bottlenecks on production, or both.
- The ability of manufacturers of medical equipment needed to handle the demands created by the pandemic hinges on finding best-match test technology for products that must be fail-safe.