You cannot stop risk in medical device design, but you can manage it. Mistakes in risk prioritization in the design lab can cost companies millions and hundreds of jobs are in jeopardy if a recall or lawsuit ensue. Recognizing the potential failures must be communicated to the designers and developers of the device.

In a new Medical Device Daily audio conference, speakers Dr. Marta Villarraga, principal engineer at Exponent's Biomechanics practice, and Dr. Yakov Shkolnikov, Senior Scientist at Exponent's Electrical and Semiconductors practice, present a technique for identifying and prioritizing failures—Faith Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA).

"FMEA: Risk Management and Prioritization in Medical Device Design" is just $349 per listening site. Scheduled for July 17th, from 1-2:30 p.m., it includes presentation handouts and a half-hour Q&A session with the speakers. A conference CD (MP3 format) is also available. For more information or to register, call 800-688-2421 or 404-262-5474. Please mention conference code T08502.