What do we do?

The Center for Strategic Technologies in Health (NUTES) is the first lab for software for health certification in the country and develops activies in the biomedical engineering field, performing activities in the areas of clinical engineering, validation of software embedded into medical devices, design and images manipulation. NUTES monitors, qualifies and develops medical devices and systems to ensure for the final user the reliability required by medical products, contributing to the continuous improvement of quality of technologies under development in Brazil. The technological support to the national companies strengthens the internal market, whereas satisfying the reliability and usability requirements, the medical devices produced in the country increases the competitiviness against the imported products.

Activities

Risk Management: The goal is to provide safety when dealing with medical technologies using techniques of risk mitigation concerning the main hazards for each technology.

Quality Assessment: Ensures that the manufactured products are effective, safe and are in conformance with technical standards, reducing risks for the users.

Research, Development and Innovation Activities (RD&I): Development flows for biomedical instrumentation and execution of the following activities:

 

  • Validation of embedded software of medical systems and devices – allows support to the national companies, regulatory agencies (Anvisa and INMETRO) and to the Health Ministry for the quality verification and validation of softwares in strategic technologies for the Brazilian Unified Health System (SUS). The benefits are increasing the safety of medical technologies, a more efficient technological development allowing a quicker market insertion of the product, costs reduction and quality improvements.

  • Usage of CAE/CAD/CAM/CASE systems for the product development – The rapid prototyping applied to medical-dentistry area can be used during surgical procedures, reproducing with accuracy the anatomy of regions that will have medical intervention. With a better visualization, the surgical planning becomes feasible, reducing time and risks that could happen in the case of lack of more precise informations about the anatomy of the affected region. The technique supports clinical analysis of professionals that work with orthopedics, neurosurgery, surgeries for maxillofacial and orthognathic trauma, craniofacial and plastic surgery, implantology, oncology, among others.