medical device aThe Challenge

A medical device manufacturing company inherited an out-dated product as part of an acquisition.  The product was being utilized in many hospitals.  Linear was presented with the challenge of finding obsolete parts and discontinued drawings to support this product and bring it up-to-date to meet FDA Requirements.

The Linear Solution

Linear updated the bill of materials (BOM) including a list of the raw materials, sub-assemblies, intermediate assemblies, sub-components, components, parts and the quantities of each needed to manufacture the end product.  Linear also updated drawings from old files and provided alternate parts and suppliers to support the product.

Success

Because of the tenacity of the Linear team, there are no obsolete parts involved in the production of 10 circuit boards that are required to support the formerly out-dated product.  The product can be manufactured for two more years.  The product is in compliance with FDA regulations.