Faculty Advisor

Hall-Phillips, Adrienne

Faculty Advisor

Schaufeld, Jerome

Abstract

The goal of this project was to analyze the feasibility of commercializing a newly patented ergonomic surgical scalpel. In order to achieve this, we collected data, performed a feasibility analysis, and provided recommendations. We evaluated four areas: the medical device market, manufacturing, consumer research, and intellectual property. We concluded that this product would not be viable for commercialization as a stand-alone product. Alternative methods to commercialization may be required in order to generate future success if this product reaches market.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2014

Major

Management

Major

Management Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Business

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