IMT Chooses Helix ALM for Medtech Development and Test Management Support
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., October 11, 2017 — Perforce Software, a global provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility and scale during all phases of the technology development lifecycle, has announced that IMT Information Management Technology AG (IMT) has chosen Helix ALM to support the development lifecycle and testing of products it develops for its customers, many of whom are primarily in the medical-device industry.
Helix ALM helps IMT to overcome some of the challenges of increasingly complex product development projects, including transparent reviews with customers of project progress, compliance to IEC 60601-1 and the rigour around the development process needed in safety-critical medical devices to fulfil ISO 13485 and FDA regulations.
Helix ALM achieves this through: risk analysis, automatic traceability across the entire development process, automatic compliance management and reporting, centralised requirements management, and deep-level test management capabilities. It also enables seamless sharing of work items across documents, linking those items so that when a change is made in one place, it is replicated in all other relevant places too.
Established in 1991, IMT's primarily engineering-focused workforce is based out of Switzerland and a smaller team based in Singapore. Says Benno Bieri, Business Development Manager & Senior Project Manager, IMT: "We chose Helix ALM because it provided excellent performance for the price. It met all our requirements, plus additional benefits such as automated synchronization of work items across all documents and locations. We have had great support from Perforce and the implementation of Helix ALM was a good process."
IMT has been developing devices and software solutions for over 25 years that help customers from around the globe achieve market success in the most varied of industries. With its team of interdisciplinary thinking engineers from different fields of expertise, the company develop medical systems, devices and software which have the potential to become market leaders. IMT also helps customers adhere to industry standards including IEC 62304 in Safety Classes A-C for medical software, risk management ISO 14971 and IEC 62366 for usability, as well as FDA regulations. IMT develops medical devices from the initial idea to market authorization, plus its test engineers verify medical devices and process software in line with state-of-the-art technology, either on the customer's site or IMT's own. www.imt.ch
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