Globalization of healthcare addresses the lack of engineering resources in non-industrialized countries. It also enables the healthcare industry to customize global concepts (device, product or process) to meet local needs.
Key variables include patient diversity, a population’s average health, treatment affordability, access to energy and regulatory standards. Thus, a single medical solution may not meet all needs.
Engineering simulation is at the heart of the globalized product development approach. The flexible, integrated ANSYS environment provides a common communication platform to support the initiative.
Simulation can mimic multiple scenarios as required by local regulatory approvals; patient variables can be tested in silico; and virtual human laboratory data can be adjusted to represent a local population. The outcome is affordable medical treatment through reduced manufacturing/operating costs.