PTC Windchill Software to Enable Leading Medical Device Manufacturer to Advance Global Product Design Strategies

PTC The Product Development Company®, today announced that GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, has selected Windchill, PTC’s PLM software, and Pro/ENGINEER to replace its legacy data management and MCAD software. PTC’s solutions will support GE Healthcare in achieving their product development goals.

Medical device manufacturers face tough challenges, including the demand for constant innovation, compliance with strict regulatory requirements, time-to-market pressures and intense competition. PTC’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software delivers critical content and process management capabilities that support demanding regulatory requirements, such as electronic records and signatures, document control and change control, and auditing.

GE Healthcare is using Windchill® for product lifecycle management, Pro/ENGINEER® for mechanical CAD/CAM/CAE, and Arbortext® for product information delivery. The new product development environment will enable better control of critical product information, design reuse, global collaboration and uniform design processes across different product lines.

“GE wants to change the way healthcare is delivered. To do that, we need to change the way healthcare products are developed. We expect PTC’s software solutions will help us develop innovative products, with the goal being to reduce cost and increase ease of use,” said Reaz Rasul, general manager of lean global product development, GE Healthcare. “We’re working with PTC, because of their leading software solutions, their technical expertise and their capability and commitment to execute against product development initiatives.”

“PTC’s success in the medical device industry reflects our commitment to working with customers such as GE Healthcare to understand and meet unique business requirements,” said James E. Heppelmann, president and chief operating officer, PTC. “PTC PLM software enables device manufacturers to optimize product development processes and deliver high quality, innovative products to market faster than before.”

Today, eight of the world’s top ten medical device manufacturers rely on PTC for their product solutions. Using PTC’s superior PLM software, these companies are able to develop better quality, lower-cost products faster, and streamline their introduction into the marketplace.