The IVD industry is increasingly challenged to deliver new instruments to market, while dealing with project delays, shrinking budgets and resource constraints.

The utilization of agile methodologies allows IVD companies to enhance predictability in their development endeavors. By embracing iterative and incremental practices, these companies can gain better control over their projects, foreseeing potential challenges and adjusting course accordingly. This adaptability proves invaluable in a landscape where unforeseen obstacles are all too common.

Additionally, one of the most notable advantages of incorporating agile principles lies in achieving faster time to market. The traditional product development approach often succumbs to rigid timelines and unforeseen bottlenecks. In contrast, agile development emphasizes short development cycles, promoting rapid feedback and iteration. This iterative process fosters continuous improvement, thereby accelerating the overall time it takes for IVD instruments to reach the market.

Moreover, the discussion delved into how agile methodologies fuel innovation in the healthcare industry. Innovation is a pivotal driving force behind progress in IVD product development. The nimbleness of agile methodologies enables companies to experiment, take calculated risks, and bring novel ideas to fruition. As a result, the IVD industry can stay at the forefront of medical advancements, delivering solutions that revolutionize patient care.

On July 12, 2016, Invetech and AACC hosted a webinar featuring a panel of industry leaders to discuss how agile principles are being adopted for IVD instrument development, transforming the product development process, improving predictability, and achieving faster time to market.


  • What is “agile” and how is this approach different from a traditional stage-gate process?
  • Why IVD product development teams should consider adopting agile
  • The challenges and pitfalls that may arise when implementing agile principles for instrument development


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