Product Development Guides and Whitepapers

Learn from the industry’s leading technical minds in product development for medical devices, life science, consumer, and industrial technologies.

Here you’ll find the latest resources from the experts at Goddard in relation to development, design, and planning for your next project.

At Goddard, we know that understaffed engineering teams, inefficient workflows, and complex FDA regulatory requirements can prevent meaningful technology from getting to the market. We’ve worked with companies of all sizes in a variety of industries to accelerate their time to market without sacrificing quality.

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Guide to Industrial Automation and Robotics

Guide To Industrial Automation & Robotics

Meet unmet market needs and avoid extended timelines. Work with product development experts to ensure success.

Learn how working with a product development firm with years of mechanical, electrical, and software engineering experience can help you meet all of your company’s goals.

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Low-volume manufacturing guide

Guide To Low Volume Manufacturing

Mitigate the risks in transitioning from design to manufacturing, validate your manufacturing process with a low-volume manufacturing partner.

Learn how to best prepare for the jump from refined prototypes to full-scale production by validating your manufacturing process and proving your product’s design with a low-volume manufacturing partner.

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Guide to Verification & Validation Testing

Ensure your product meets design requirements and avoid usability errors.

Learn how to seamlessly integrate verification and validation testing into your product development process with tips and tricks from experts with years of experience.

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Medical Device Development Overview

Medical device projects are stunted by understaffed teams, lack of expertise, and complex regulatory requirements.

Learn how we blend our diverse expertise in industrial design & mechanical engineering to perfect cutting-edge medical device innovations to helping medical device developers

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Consumer & Industrial Development Brochure

Understaffed engineering teams and challenging projects can prevent thoughtful solutions from getting to the market.

Learn how we blend our diverse expertise in industrial design & mechanical engineering to perfect cutting-edge innovations.

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Goddard’s Guide to Product Development Planning

As product development experts, we’ve helped hundreds of products make it from notepad to market.

Gain insight into “lessons learned” for each phase of the product development process, helping teams avoid costly setbacks, ask the right questions, and meet critical compliance requirements.

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Human Factors Engineering White Paper

Product developers need to gather valuable human factors data before product designs are finalized.

Utilizing human factors engineering throughout the product development process can reduce design flaws and save on costly revisions.

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Life Sciences & Diagnostics Solution Brochure

Robust product development for biotechnology and life sciences

Goddard’s talented team of product development experts allows life sciences and biotechnology companies to accelerate project development while adhering to regulatory requirements all while designing thoughtful, user-centered products.

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Goddard’s Product Development Timeline for Startups

Understand where you need to be at every phase of product development with this guide.

As product developers, we know there’s a lot to think about when it comes to evolving an idea into a fully-formed product.

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Goddard’s Guide to Industrial Design

Learn how to bring key principles of industrial design into the product development process with this guide.

The product development process is most thoughtful and efficient when it’s iterative, collaborative, and evolutionary.

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MIS Hip Distractor System

Client: Arthrex

Objective: Improve device functionality, according to design inputs aimed at addressing operator ease of use, while maintaining Arthrex’s visual brand language.


  • Work with surgeons, and physicians assistants in the operating room to identify opportunities for improvement in use, and design …

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Janus G3

Client: Perkin Elmer

Objective: Refresh a legacy life science workstation for usability, scalability, and branding


  • Research and Development into use case and ergonomics of historical devices, and competitive products to evaluate opportunities
  • Identified opportunities for improvement in design, cost, manufacturability…

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The Transition

Brought in as an on-site partner for Terrafugia, Goddard worked with this company for three years to help them get closer to realizing their dream of transforming personal transportation. Our team of engineers helped design and implement The Transition’s front suspension, hybrid drive system and cockpit systems. This project challenged our engineers to build a system that was durable enough to meet crash safety standards, but light enough to get off the ground. 

Siren Marine

Client: Siren Marine

Objective: Engineer and Design the refresh of a first generation product, with more technology in a smaller enclosure, capable of withstanding being submerged under water, and designed to drive attention.


  • Design for manufacturing: material research and selection, manufacturing process research and selection
  • Assisted in developing volumetrics of product …

F-50 Gas Vent Filter

Client: Smiths Medical

Objective: Return Smith’s Medical blood gas vent/filter back to market, with minimal impact to previous manufacturing process.


  • Detailed failure mode analyses
  • Tolerance analysis
  • Addressed molding-related component and feature failures …

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Guard NPseal Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Client: Guard Medical

Objective: Engineer and design an innovative, wearable surgical dressing with an integrated pump that establishes and maintains negative pressure with a few pinches. The goal being, to use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) to improve healing and reduce Surgical Site Infections after surgery while providing savings to the healthcare system


  • Performed Design Development from alpha prototype to be ready for manufacturing
  • Design for joining of elastomeric components …

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