Buffeted by the economy and regulatory overload, medtech companies adjust to life in the next decade.
Device firms prepare for the unknown as the FDA gives its controversial 510(k) clearance process a much-needed facelift.
In the final installment of our two-part outsourcing best-practices series, OEMs and suppliers discuss how to continue to improve even the most efficient and effective collaborations.
Medtech professionals report growth in the industry, but remain uncertain about what the future may hold.
A contract manufacturer gets introspective with a company-wide focus on the elimination of waste.
Regulatory hurdles and the need to control costs is key for tubing suppliers in dealings with their customers.
Establishing best practices in an outsourcing relationship is an ongoing process that keeps both sides running.
Overseas operations have become an essential part of the device manufacturing and outsourcing process, but the move is not without risk.
Selecting the right vendor-partner is critical to medical device manufacturers’ success when outsourcing business processes.
David Borowski and Marc Tanowitz
The fourth annual MPO Symposium returns to the Boston area with a formula for improved outsourcing strategies on the agenda.
MPO Staff Report
Assembly and automation continue to play a key role in cost reduction and process improvement.
Doing more with less is no longer limited to the manufacturing process.
Proper product development involves taking proactive steps to avoid pitfalls that may come when potential risks are not adequately considered.
Determining where the quality management system fits into the process is key to mitigating risk.
Use of the International Trade Commission’s “Section 337” can be a powerful tool to protect medical device firms’ intellectual property.
Gary M. Hnath
A transformational year for the industry's largest firms.
Group Editor Christopher Delporte, Managing Editor Michael Barbella, and Contributing Writer Jim Stommen
A look at four growing medtech firms with the technology - and temerity - to play in the big leagues.
Changing market conditions make prototyping and production a delicate balancing act
How contract manufacturers offer optimal collaboration options to drive efficiencies and maximize ROI
Early intervention leads to longer product life
Dan O’Connor, Tim Bowe
Technological advancements to equipment and new ways of manufacturing tiny parts is keeping the molding industry on the cutting edge of innovation.
Packaging and sterilization are critical for compliance and speed to market.
Knowing the basics of intellectual property and licensing issues in medical device outsourcing transactions can save significant headaches, time and money.
Atabak Royaee and Toby Kusmer
Having all the elements in place for efficient procurement will ensure the most effective Lean manufacturing processes.
Preston “Jay” McCreary
Despite continued cost pressures and increasing government scrutiny, industry experts predict robust growth for the medical device outsourcing sector.
Quality control must keep pace with an evolving regulatory world.
Contract manufacturers, OEMs say proximity to the United States is top advantage to having manufacturing plants in Latin America.
Creating a "pull" instead of a "push" system can save time and money, and make your manufacturing much more efficient.
Preston "Jay" McCreary
IVD instrument development time can be reduced through the effective use of platform technology.
Bruce Sargeant, Dr. Andreas Faulstich and Brian Jarvis
Advanced software solutions enhance every step of the manufacturing process from design to production.
Personal tragedy drives engineer to market a device that can detect coronary artery disease.
Michael Barbella, Managing Editor
There’s no quick fix; a long-term effort yields significantly bigger rewards.
Kelly Lucenti, Millstone Medical
Industry experts reflect on coming out of a downturn, market trends, new technology and the impact of healthcare reform.
New challenges force firms to develop novel approaches to supply chain issues.
Gerard Pearce, SQA Services
Extrusion customers want tighter tolerances, better performance and lower cost.
Contract test laboratories adjust to requests for more device testing, details from the FDA.
Tim Sohn, Associate Editor
Conducting a thorough evaluation of a supplier can help OEMs reduce risk and increase their competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Michael Barbella, Managing Editor
Lessons learned from successfully transitioning multinational projects.
Tom Ferris, Kimball Electronics Group
Top five factors for choosing suppliers include audits and clear communication.
Kelly Lucenti, Millstone Medical Outsourcing
Demands for full-service offerings and growth opportunities in the home healthcare sector are changing the face of the electronic manufacturing services market.
Is machining in medical device manufacturing an advanced science or a dying art?
Industry executives say large OEMs are increasingly outsourcing projects in the early stages.
Understanding the strategies and pitfalls of manufacturing contracts can save time and frustration.
Christopher J. Donovan, Esq., McDermott Will & Emery
Singapore’s public-private partnership synergies help eliminate hidden outsourcing costs.
Susan Mucha, Powell-Mucha Consulting, Inc.