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OLYMPUS SURGICAL

OLYMPUS SURGICAL

Wind River Helps Olympus ESG 400 Achieve Regulatory Compliance

High-frequency surgical generator is first to market and within budget

Full Success Story

“Wind River helped us develop customized documentation in accordance with IEC 62304 and FDA guidance. We passed the software audit easily and in a timely manner—and launched the FDA-approved product to the market ahead of schedule.”

—Lutz Kersten, Department Manager, R&D Surgical Therapy Software, Olympus Surgical Technologies

THE OBJECTIVE

As a technology leader in the field of minimally invasive surgery, Olympus Surgical Technologies wanted to focus on its core competencies as it developed a next-generation high-frequency surgical generator. It needed to outsource software development and validation to a trusted vendor to help win necessary approvals on a fast march to a highly competitive market.

HOW WIND RIVER HELPED

Olympus outsourced the development, documentation, and validation of its new safety-critical RTOS to Wind River®. Wind River Professional Services developed full board support package and customized hardware support for VxWorks®. Wind River Education Services tailored classes to the company’s needs, getting its application developers up to speed fast.

THE RESULTS

Olympus’s internal development team was able to concentrate on creating differentiating applications and came first to market with an innovative product that was FDA approved. The project was completed on time and within budget, laying the foundation for ongoing collaboration between the companies.