Dear Customers, Colleagues and Friends:
It is with mixed emotions, yet sincere gratitude that we announce the retirement of Jim Smith—President, Design Solutions Inc. (DSI). For over forty years, Jim has devoted his career to the MedTech industry in the Twin Cities. As a true visionary, Jim co-established DSI as a premier product design and development engineering company for medical devices and complex systems that has served customers globally with exceptional award-winning services for over 21 years. Prior to DSI, Jim held positions at Medtronic, CNS Inc., Beckman Coulter/Sanofi Diagnostics and ACIST Medical Systems. On behalf of everyone at DSI, we welcome you to take a moment and join us in congratulating Jim on his amazing career accomplishments and wishing him the very best in his next chapter.
DSI has been awarded ISO 13485:2016 certification. This certification is an international standard that outlines the requirements for a quality management system specific to the medical devices industry. It validates DSI’s ability to design, develop and test medical devices that consistently meet customer and regulatory requirements.
Design Solutions' very own President, Jim Smith, was recognized at this year's Medical Alley Association annual meeting as a "Spirit of the Alley" honoree for his outstanding effort in continuing to develop the R&D educational programs offered by Medical Alley. The Design Solutions family is very fortunate to have Jim as our fearless leader!
Look for Jim in the MAA Annual Meeting Recap video around the 1:28 mark.
In January of 2016, Design Solutions received notice that we once again had passed our annual audit with zero issues for ISO 13485 for Design! This allows us to continue to provide the highest quality of electrical, software, and systems design to our customers. Of special note by the auditor was the experience our engineers have working under a variety of quality systems, including exceptional knowledge of our own quality system.