ERI provides the following services under contract

  • Production Definition
  • Feasibility Studies
  •  Product Design
  • Verification and Validation
  • Pilot Run
  • Low-Volume Manufacturing
  • Regulatory and Quality System Consulting

ERI’s contracts typically follow this simple pattern:

  • We generally perform development work on a time-and-materials basis.  We estimate the project costs before we begin work, however we charge only for the actual effort expended.
  • We charge for technical effort by the hour.  Our hourly rates depend upon the category of labor used.  We promise to maintain our rates at the agreed levels for the duration of the contract.
  • All intellectual property arising directly from our work belongs to our clients.
  • We do not accept work that presents a conflict of interest.
  • We maintain our clients’ information in confidence.
  • We report progress monthly in writing.

Areas of Expertise

ERI has strength in the following areas:

 

Electronic Design

  • Motion control
  • Precision analog circuitry
  • High-speed digital design
  • Power circuitry
  • Ultrasonics and macrosonics
  • Variety of embedded processors
  • Printed circuit board layout

 

Project Management

  • Requirements definition
  • Risk management
  • Industry standards assessment
  • Time and cost estimation
  • Project reporting
  • Overall project integration


Software

  • Embedded real-time solutions
  • Client/server database applications
  • Service-oriented architecture
  • Web-based applications
  • .NET, Java, Windows, Linux/Unix
  • Software internationalization


Mechanical Design

  • Precision mechanisms
  • Temperature control systems
  • Disposable micro-fluidic components
  • Microliter fluid handling systems
  • Force and displacement sensors
  • Electronic enclosures
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics
  • High-volume disposables
  • Assembly, test, and inspection fixtures

Specialized Manufacturing

  • Product mockups and models
  • Proof of principle and prototype concept builds
  • Pilot runs to support clinical evaluations
  • Process development, refinement, and manufacturing transfer
  • Long-term, low-volume production
  • ISO and FDA compliant documentation

Quality and Regulatory Support

  • Product development quality assurance
  • Regulatory approval strategy
  • Regulatory submissions (510(k), CE Mark, etc.)
  • Clinical trial design and management
  • Independent verification and validation
  • Quality system development and gap analysis