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Livengood Engineering Uses PTC® CoCreate® to Design Industry-First Mobile Medical Device Platform

Efficient, Responsive New Product Development by a Start-Up Company 

NEEDHAM, MA - December 16, 2009 - PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC), The Product Development Company®, today announced that Livengood Engineering is using PTC® CoCreate® to design the Livengood Platform, a healthcare industry-first mobile medical device platform that consolidates the multiple cumbersome medical devices used for inpatient care. CoCreate is PTC's explicit modeling software that provides companies with a lightweight and flexible approach to designing products.  

Livengood Engineering is an entrepreneurial company that recognized the need for a consolidated medical device platform which could also function as an ambulatory-assist device to improve patient independence and mobility. The Livengood Platform was designed so that any device attached to a patient has a position on the platform, eliminating the need to attach devices to the bed, wall and IV pole.

Livengood Medical Device Platform
Livengood Medical Device Platform

Livengood selected CoCreate because it enabled the company to tackle the often unpredictable and frequent design modifications faced during the design and build of a completely new product.  CoCreate's easy, out of the box installation enabled Livengood to transition directly from working with 2x4 wooden mock-ups of the product to 3D computer models on the same day it installed the software. Additionally, CoCreate allows every team member to make immediate and unhampered changes to the Livengood Platform design, allowing for contract designers to add their expertise without being delayed by working through the design history. 

"If we couldn't make last minute changes, we couldn't exist. Our new product is first to market, but that market is comprised of many different hospitals and facilities, each having a specific set of requirements," said Joe Livengood, M.D., chief executive officer, Livengood Engineering. "Our ability to quickly modify detailed portions of the design using CoCreate is essential to meeting our customers' needs." 

"When Livengood develops a first-to-market product, the ability to adapt to changing requirements late in the product development cycle is essential," said Martin Neumueller, CoCreate product management director, PTC. "CoCreate delivers a fast, flexible approach that enables Livengood to quickly respond to changing customer requirements, which helps them be more responsive to its customers' product needs."  

About Livengood
Livengood Engineering designs and builds the Livengood Platform, an ambulatory-assist device that improves patient independence and mobility.  For more information on Livengood Engineering, please visit

About PTC
PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) provides discrete manufacturers with software and services to meet the globalization, time-to-market and operational efficiency objectives of product development.  Using the company's PLM and CAD solutions, organizations in the Industrial, High-Tech, Aerospace and Defense, Retail and Consumer, and Medical industries are able to support key business objectives and create innovative products that meet customer needs and comply with industry regulations. For more information on PTC, please visit


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