Autodesk Software Helps UVP Build Products to Battle Disease

Dec 20, 2012
With Autodesk Product Design Suite, Imaging Equipment Reaches Researchers in 75 Percent Less Time

Dec. 20, 2012 – UVP, LLC a global leader in life science imaging, contends that Autodesk software is instrumental in its pioneering global work to help cure disease.
Southern California-based UVP relies on Autodesk Product Design Suite to more effectively design and manufacture scientific imaging equipment that is used to identify potential cures for major diseases. For its innovation, Autodesk has recognized UVP as the Autodesk Inventor of the Month for December.
UVP’s bioimaging systems — which can create images of entire animals, such as mice, or of individual tumor cells, using fluorescence tagged disease cells and other techniques — allow medical researchers to better understand the genetics of a variety of diseases including cancer, diabetes and other major ailments.
Autodesk Product Design Suite, which includes Digital Prototyping tools such as Autodesk Inventor software, plays a key role in creating these innovative imaging and analysis solutions.  The result is a reduction in overall time to market by 75 percent, enabling UVP’s imaging systems to reach medical research teams faster and directly impacting many on the front lines of the war against disease.
“Data generation in research is all about replication and cost per data point, and more data for less cost is critical in these competitive fields. Autodesk Product Design Suite gives us a competitive edge with extremely rapid turns of designs, allowing more tests of form, fit and function prior to release,” said Sean Gallagher, chief technical officer at UVP. “Autodesk Product Design Suite also has been the cornerstone for the development of good workflow at UVP, from design down into manufacturing.”
A Comprehensive Product Design Solution
UVP worked with Autodesk Platinum Partner KETIV to implement Autodesk Product Design Suite throughout its product technology development group. As a result, UVP relies on Inventor software to generate new 3D designs, while using Autodesk AutoCAD software, another component of Product Design Suite, to update and maintain 2D legacy drawings.
UVP centrally stores and manages all data — 2D and 3D alike —with Autodesk Vault data management software, making it easy for UVP to find and reuse design data. This centralization speeds the company’s response to customization requests, when customers want a specific aspect of an instrument changed to better suit their research needs.
UVP marketers also use Autodesk Showcase software to transform CAD data into compelling 3D imagery for instructional documentation and educational seminars to show customers and prospective users exactly how its products work.
To view an interview with UVP, visit the Autodesk YouTube channel here.

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