The Factor is a global medical device podcast series sponsored by Agilis by Kymanox. Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword; it’s a crucial aspect of the mission within medical device and combination product design and manufacturing. However, navigating all the design considerations to make products cost-efficient, sanitary, and sustainable isn’t always easy. So, how can the industry achieve this? This episode features Cormac O’Prey Founder of Kestel Consulting Group and Shannon Hoste, Vice President of Human Factors Engineering at Agilis by Kymanox. They discuss sustainability in the medical device industry and the role of standards in promoting eco-friendly practices.
Cormac highlights the intersection of the medical device industry’s mission to do no harm and the health consequences of the industry’s environmental impact, challenging the common perception that sustainability concerns are exclusive to environmentalists.