The medical device industry recorded solid performance in 2008, but regulatory and financial uncertainty make expert predictions about the year to come less definitive.
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In the second article from our two-part series, large contract manufacturing firms outline the advantages they can offer medical device OEMs.
As firms compete in an increasingly global market, consultants and service providers offer a cost-effective solution for regulatory checks and balances.
Packaging, sterilization and validation requirements all matter when developing a new device.
An industry expert shares tips and useful data for developing a quality-systems approach for conducting medical device clinical trials.
Susan M. Rockwell
Extrusion experts explain why tubing remains a healthy outsourcing market-even in troubled times-and describe the technology advances and services driving growth.
In the first article from our two-part series, smaller contract manufacturing firms explain the benefits of partnering with a provider that can offer truly personalized service.
Even in a downturn economy, medtech workers remain enthusiastic about their jobs and the state of their industry.
Industry experts will offer best practices for maximizing the outsourcing experience.
The MPO Staff
Find out why more companies are outsourcing to Asia, and learn more about some recent trends there-including the growth of Vietnam.
Product development outsourcing in the United States remains a great option, if you keep the following tips in mind when selecting a partner.
John P. Beaumont
Keeping the manufacturing process in mind when designing medical devices saves companies time and money.
In spite of accelerating globalization, many domestic manufacturers are choosing to keep manufacturing at home by using automation and robotics.
To attract and keep top-shelf employees, medtech companies must cultivate human capital, execute a vision for the future and foster a positive culture.
Consider the cost- and time-saving benefits achieved when outsourcing operations such as customer service, order processing/fulfillment, inventory management and others.
Questions force companies to examine how recalls impact business. Following is a step-by-step guide and recommendations to help you prepare for a recall.
The MPO Staff
Steady growth in the medical device sector prompts fierce competition between US states for business.
By outsourcing their prototyping needs, OEMs can focus on what they do best: inventing new solutions.
Stacey L. Bell
Quality assurance is key to limiting potential liability when parts are imported or production is exported.
Patty Nichols, John Cavallo and Dawn Atchison
To mark MPO's fifth anniversary, a group of industry insiders takes a look back at the issues and trends shaping the medical device industry over the last five years and makes predictions about the road ahead.
Molding service providers see business booming as more device firms move overseas work back to their homeland and benefit from increasingly sophisticated technology offerings here.
Economy concerns and globalization are just a couple of the issues contract sterlization providers tackle today to remain valued outsourcing partners.
When developing an offshore strategy, key elements can make the difference between success and failure.
Don't let excuses override the opportunity to get products to market-and ultimately on the shelf-faster.
J. Kirkland Douglass
Industry experts weigh in on a host of full-service outsourcing questions facing manufacturers today. Learn how professionals from different medical device sectors view current trends and topics.
The cardiovascular sector gets to the heart of matters by continuing to roll out new products even as it deals with safety issues and slowing sales in some segments.
As global regulatory bodies take a harder line on quality issues, medical device OEMs and suppliers are being urged to stay out in front with robust auditing and quality systems.
What trends will impact growth and innovation in the medical device business landscape? Recent research may provide some insight.
Test strategy, business decisions and a cost/benefit analysis are vital to outsourced contract testing for electronics and other products.
As manufacturing models change, suppliers develop new approaches to customers' supply chain needs. Following is a look at how they have reacted to shifts in the marketplace.
International markets offer real opportunities for medical device manufacturers that understand the risks, rewards and how the game is played.
Faster, more accurate FDA submissions, tighter quality controls, better productivity and bottom line results-all are just a click away with today's software innovations
Stacey L. Bell
Contract packaging suppliers go beyond their traditional role as they become trusted problem solvers for the medical device industry
Latin America’s medical device sector is keeping pace with increasing demand from the United States, Europe and Asia
Ever wonder how a start-up company is born? In the case of Neuromonics, an audiologist suffering from a common condition developed his own treatment
The author makes the case for Singapore's stronger offerings available to medical device manufacturers
Keat Chuan Yeoh
Novel Medical Products and Market Pressures Raise the Bar for Contract Service Providers
Cindy H. Dubin
Tighter Tolerances and Increased Use of Customized Materials and Processes Are Combining to Create Better Products and Outcomes
Stacey L. Bell
Industry Professionals Share Their Best Practices Regarding the Design and Manufacture of Convergent Technology
PharmaMedDevice Assembles Industry Leaders in Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals and Biologics to Discuss the Opportunities and Challenges of Combination Products
Following These Seven Steps to Selecting a Supplier Will Help You Gain a Trusted, Long-term Partner
Some Often-Overlooked Markets Are Ripe for Device Opportunities, But Manufacturers Must Keep in Mind Certain Regulatory Issues
Ames Gross and Momoko Hirose
Electronic Manufacturing Service Providers' Role In the Medical Device Outsourcing Arena Continues to Thrive, Despite Medtech's Unique Challenges
As Asia Grows Increasingly Popular as an Outsourcing Option, Vietnam Offers Myriad Benefits for Medical Device Manufacturers
David W. Hockenbrocht
Partnering With a CRO Can Make All the Difference in Saving Time and Money in the R&D Process
Machining and Laser Processing Companies Are Introducing New Capabilities and Services as Minimally Invasive Surgeries Fuel Demand for Increasingly Tiny, Complex Instruments and Devices
Stacey L. Bell
It's Business First as the Medical Device Industry Gathers for the Fourth Annual Medical Device Puerto Rico Exhibition and Conference