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

Goddard partnered with Arthrex to improve a device that enables a new approach for hip replacement surgery. Our team of engineers took a system that was unintentionally injuring patients and ultimately created a medical device that improved the user experience and kept patients safe. This two-year program resulted in a hip distraction system that remains the best-selling device of its kind on the market.

Briggs Belt

Goddard was engaged with Briggs Belt to help bring to life a device that could provide fall protection for seniors. This device (a belt with airbags that deploy when it detects a user is falling) was filled with complex mechanical challenges – like building a sensor that can differentiate between a simple stumble and a dangerous fall.

HAI Pill Cutter

Goddard committed to helping engineer the HAI Pill Cutter because we believed it could meet a serious unmet need: the treatment of pediatric tuberculosis in underdeveloped countries. A global healthcare startup engaged with our team to create a pill-cutting device that could reliably cut pills into controlled doses that were scaled appropriately for children. We created a T-shaped pill-cutter that produces two ¼-doses and one 1/2-dose of medication from a single pill.

Janus G3

Goddard partnered with Perkin Elmer to take a legacy benchtop product and transform it into a modular, automated platform that could scale to thirteen unique versions of the system. After developing hundreds of unique concepts, Goddard eventually engineered a product that integrated Perkin Elmer’s existing visual brand language and included new stand-out features. Two years following Janus’ launch, sales for the newly-reimagined product were up 90%.

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

Goddard partnered with Siren Marine to help bring its boat-monitoring device to market. The system, which alerts boat owners if their boat’s battery dies or is outside a designated geographic area, required robust packaging that needed to survive being submerged in water. Our engineers ensured that the product was engineered with a strong enough seal to protect the inner technologies from the harsh conditions of the ocean.

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Are you stuck on an engineering challenge? Do you need help navigating a regulatory or quality issue? Are you limited by the availability of your engineering staff? We can lead new programs and rescue those that have gone off track.

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