Medical Device Companies Embrace Arena's Cloud-Based PLM Solution

-- Arena's Life Sciences Sales Double for Two Consecutive Years; Solutions Allow Customers to Introduce New Products Quickly While Meeting Increased Regulatory Requirements

FOSTER CITY, California, Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Arena Solutions, the pioneer of cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) applications, today announced that its cloud-based medical device PLM [] solution is being rapidly adopted by the medical device industry.

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The medical device industry is both highly regulated and highly competitive, forcing companies to constantly innovate to prevent competitors from taking market share with more advanced devices. They must also carefully document all design changes to ensure compliance and avoid having their devices pulled from the market by increasingly complex regulatory bodies.

Arena Solutions provides its medical device customers with the Arena Validation Maintenance Service [] (VMS). This is critical for medical device manufacturers since they are required to maintain and demonstrate FDA 21 CFR Part 820 Quality System Regulation compliance on a consistent basis. VMS offers ongoing Arena PLM release validation against its predefined intended uses, as well as the complete documentation of validation activities and results for each Arena PLM release.

Because Arena PLM is delivered via the cloud, requiring no on-site equipment beyond a standard Web browser, it can validate every new release of Arena PLM and distribute the results of validation to VMS subscribers. The application of this approach alone can save organizations up to $100,000 in each instance as well as enormous amounts of time and effort. This further enables customers to take immediate advantage of the latest PLM technology advancements without worrying about compliance. In many cases, companies using VMS can validate products on the same day of release.

The market evidence that medical device companies are embracing Arena PLM is clear:

-- Well over 100 medical device customers currently use Arena PLM;
-- Life Sciences is consistently one of Arena's strongest vertical markets;
-- Arena Life Sciences sales have doubled in each of the last two years.

Here are just a few actual examples of how medical device companies have benefited with Arena PLM:

-- EMCI: Epic Medical Concepts & Innovations [] (EMCI) seeks
and develops disruptive technologies in a wide array of medical
disciplines, including the integration of high-level scientific research
and medical innovation, such as Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities,
into market-ready devices. Arena PLM makes it simple for EMCI to
document change requests and orders. Changes that required five
employees to work full time for 60 days can now be accomplished by one
or two in less than 30 days.
-- Swan Valley Medical: Swan Valley Medical
[] is a privately held medical device
company focused on the development and commercialization of
sophisticated urological surgical instruments. Swan Valley's biggest
challenge was not the documentation of regulatory processes but rather
the work required to close them. With Arena, Swan Valley no longer
worries about engineering change orders (ECOs) being closed improperly
-- that process is now automatic.
-- Yukon Medical: Yukon Medical [] designs
innovative products that simplify drug reconstitution and medication
delivery, increase caregiver safety, and address complex challenges
using novel approaches. Arena PLM was deployed without adding any new IT
infrastructure, allowing the company to stop paying contract engineering
service providers to manage the product, and making it possible to
effectively manage very profitable white labeling partnerships with much
larger companies.

"Medical device companies must adhere to complex and heavily regulated design and development processes and maintain regulatory compliance throughout the entire product lifecycle," said Yelena Bolton, senior program manager, life sciences at Arena. "With Arena PLM, customers spend significantly less time and money on ongoing PLM system validation and documentation, and more time developing better products that save lives and generate revenue."

About Arena Solutions
Pioneer of cloud-based PLM, Arena's suite of PLM and supply chain solutions enable engineering, manufacturing and their extended supply chains to speed prototyping, reduce scrap, streamline their supply chain, improve margins, and collapse time to market. Based in Foster City, Calif., Arena's PLM applications simplify bill of materials (BOM) and change management for organizations of all sizes, and the company has been ranked as a Top 10 PLM provider and Top 5 Supplier Collaboration solution. Arena also holds a spot on National Association for Business Resources' "San Francisco's Best & Brightest Companies to Work For" List for 2014. For more information, please visit: []

To learn more about Arena Solutions:

Visit the Arena Solutions website [].
Read the Arena blog [] on product design, development and manufacturing.
Follow @arenasolutions [] on Twitter.
Follow Arena on LinkedIn [].

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For more information, contact:

Jeff Miller
Davies Murphy Group
+1.541.207.3461 []


Arena Solutions

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