Teleflex Medical OEM recently opened a Customer Solution Centre (CSC), in Limerick, Ireland. Teleflex Medical OEM has created an environment that enables higher levels of innovation and collaboration for the development of catheters. Working closely with customers, the CSC team will focus on user needs, design for manufacturability, reducing technical risk, cost control, and accelerating speed to market. Research indicates that 60% of a product’s cost is committed by the design phase. In order to contain these costs, the CSC expert team will utilize a structured, nine-step process that includes quick-turn concept development, design for manufacturability, and demonstrative prototypes as aids to clarifying catheter concepts. Unique to Teleflex Medical OEM is a proprietary database of catheter design elements and their contributions to a device’s performance. Decisions on a new device’s attributes can be data-driven and performance tested to eliminate guesswork and extended periods of trial and error.