Quest Companies are comprised of the following entities and areas of expertise:
Quest Product Development Corporation
Quest’s design and development business follows a contract product development model based on time and material costing and the identification of the scope of work that may represents a whole or part of a program. Quest writes a proposal outlining this scope of work, and develops a cost estimate for the contract design activity and a schedule. During the proposal development process, Quest establishes positive working relationship with prospective clients that lasts throughout the project.
Once the proposal is accepted, the work begins. A typical approach includes planning, designing, prototype building, verification, and validation. Design reviews take place throughout the process, and, in fact, there are often iterations within and between each of the major phases,
most of which are highly specific to the project. Upon the completion of the design verification, the technology and engineering work products (drawings, models, code, etc.)
are transitioned to the client, into Quest Manufacturing, LLC,
or to another manufacturing facility. This process is outlined in more detail in Our Process and has proven highly successful for more than a hundred clients we have served over the last 16 years.
Since 2006, technology transfer has become an integral part of Quest Product Development Corporation, providing a means for our partners to develop and commercialize early stage technologies.
Quest Technology is focused on the identification of technology at academic and other institutions and transitioning this technology into a platform or product. Quest Technology writes SBIR/STTR grant applications and has achieved a success rate of over 90% with total awards in excess of $7M. The engineering required for these projects are often extremely challenging and on the cutting edge of industrial progress.
Quest Technology Projects: Synchronous Conductivity, Algorithms for Sound Processing, Electronic Reference Designs, Fluid Flow Sensor, Cardiac Synchronization Technology, MicroFlex Technology for Actively Guided Endoscopes, Integrated Multilayer Insulation
Quest Manufacturing, LLC
In 2008, Quest opened its contract manufacturing operation, Quest Manufacturing, LLC. By expanding the business model, Quest can transition their Client’s device or system to manufacturing with the support of the original design team.
Including the design team ensures that critical information about the design is considered during the planning and manufacturing processes. The design team follows the product through the transitional manufacturing operation to ensure all processes are correctly defined.
It is Quest Manufacturing’s objective to address initial manufacturing issues, establish a stable process, and provide a long-term manufacturing capability to our Clients. After transitional manufacturing has been completed, Quest can also transition the device master record to a facility of the Client’s choosing.