Supply Chain


  • Contract Manufacturing
    The Evolution of Outsourcing

    The Evolution of Outsourcing

    According to Grand View Research, the global medical device outsourcing market was valued at $94.2 billion last year and is anticipated to grow at a very healthy 10.5 percent CAGR through 2026. That analysis includes contract manufacturing, regulator…
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 05.01.19

  • 3D/Additive Manufacturing | Surgical
    Regulating the Practice of Medicine

    Regulating the Practice of Medicine

    In the latest issue of MPO’s sister publication, Orthopedic Design & Technology (ODT), my Editor’s Letter posed a question regarding regulatory approval of implants. Specifically, I wondered if all implanted devices should be required…
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 10.16.18

  • Diagnostics | Digital Health | Electronics | Patient Monitoring | Software & IT
    The Power of My Voice

    The Power of My Voice

    “Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.” That phrase represents the first experience or familiarity many people have with a voice-enabled medical device. In reality, the Life Alert system is triggered by a button worn around th…
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 05.03.18

  • 3D/Additive Manufacturing
    A Vision of Healthcare’s Future…in 3D

    A Vision of Healthcare’s Future…in 3D

    Additive manufacturing has already made a significant impact in the area of medical device manufacturing, but what we’ve experienced thus far could merely be the tip of the iceberg. I’ve spoken to members of the industry about what I fore…
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 03.14.18

  • R&D & Design
    The Way Ahead for Outsourcing R&D

    The Way Ahead for Outsourcing R&D

    The overwhelming consensus of the medtech community is that innovation is the lifeblood of the industry. Without it, company revenues stagnate, healthcare quality and efficiency plateaus, and new challenges go unmet. It is vital for medical device co…
    Sean Fenske, Editor 09.01.17

  • Digital Health | R&D & Design | Software & IT | Testing
    Hire a Hacker

    Hire a Hacker

    The Internet of Things (IoT) has brought an array of connected technologies that offer a bevy of benefits. From the seemingly superficial, such as a refrigerator that automatically tracks its contents and updates your grocery list appropriately, to t…
    Sean Fenske, Editor 06.06.17

  • Cardiovascular | Diagnostics | Digital Health | Neurological | Patient Monitoring | Surgical | Testing
    In Pursuit of Device Safety or a Call for Whistleblowers?

    In Pursuit of Device Safety or a Call for Whistleblowers?

    Late last year, Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health, penned a blog for the FDA Voice ( regarding the coordination between t…
    Sean Fenske, Editor 03.07.17

  • Software & IT | Testing
    Hacking Medtech: Not a Question of When, but Who Will Be First?

    Hacking Medtech: Not a Question of When, but Who Will Be First?

    Well, it’s happened yet again. I’m not referring to another acquisition (although there were a few of those recently that you’ll find in Top of the News). Rather, I’m speaking of a cybersecurity concern that was much ado about…
    Sean Fenske, Editor 10.12.16

  • Contract Manufacturing | R&D & Design

    Success Factors

    How is success measured? How’s that for a broad topic for discussion? Let’s narrow it down a bit. How is success in business evaluated? A little more focused, but still a wide-open question. Is it by profit? That’s certainly one eas…
    Christopher Delporte, Editorial Director 07.29.15

  • Contract Manufacturing | R&D & Design | Testing

    Reducing Post-Op Pain—A Device Opportunity?

    We’re accustomed to clinical information, studies and patient data compiled by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons that often serve to guide manufacturers’ decision making about product design, regulatory compliance issues or mar…
    Christopher Delporte, Editorial Director 06.02.15

  • Contract Manufacturing

    Medtech Firms in Asia Have New Muscle

    When medical device companies look for new areas of market growth, most heads turn eastward. It’s no surprise to any reader of Medical Product Outsourcing that the Asia-Pacific region is poised to provide increasing opportunity to medical techn…
    Christopher Delporte, Editorial Director 05.06.15

  • Contract Manufacturing | Software & IT

    The Interwebs of Stuff

    Whether we realize it or not, we’re surrounded and impacted on a constant basis by the “Internet of Things” (IoT)—a network of physical objects—everything from sidewalks to pacemakers—embedded with electronics, sof…
    Christopher Delporte, Editorial Director 04.08.15

  • R&D & Design

    An Agenda for Innovation

    At the beginning of the year, the powers that be at the Washington, D.C.-based Advanced Medical Technology Association (commonly called AdvaMed)—the medical device industry’s largest advocacy group—invite medtech reporters to the gr…
    Christopher Delporte, Editorial Director 03.11.15

  • Contract Manufacturing | R&D & Design | Testing

    The Continued Promise of Medtech Outsourcing

    As we begin 2015, MPO’s 12th year as a matter of fact, it would be nice—just as it would be upon stepping into any of life’s unknowns—to have even just a small glimpse into what’s to come so we can best prepare for our 3…
    Christopher Delporte, Editorial Director 02.06.15

  • Contract Manufacturing

    Creating Jobs & Innovation: What a Concept

    The annual salary survey (page 74) in this issue of MPO is always an interesting exercise. It’s an opportunity not just to hear what readers are thinking about their professions, but also about what excites and makes them nervous about the curr…
    Christopher Delporte, Editorial Director 10.09.14

  • Contract Manufacturing | Materials | R&D & Design

    Achieving Together

    When you think about medical technology product development or manufacturing, many things come to mind—science, patients (and patience), skill, knowledge, talent, quality, speed, cost, in addition to countless others. Pick your favorites. Where…
    Christopher Delporte, Editorial Director 09.11.14

  • Cardiovascular | R&D & Design | Testing

    Keeping the Innovation Pipeline Flowing

    It’s that time of year again—MPO’s annual compilation and review of the medical device industry’s leading companies. As expected, there are the usual mergers, acquisitions, up-sizings and downsizings, legal tussles, management…
    Christopher Delporte, Editorial Director, Medical Devices 07.22.14

  • R&D & Design

    The Road Not Taken

    Getting a medical device from a napkin sketch to the operating room, examination room, or patient bedside isn’t always (seldom is, in fact) a high-speed, straight-line journey—particularly for a first-time entrepreneur or a doctor with a…
    Christopher Delporte, Editorial Director 06.10.14

  • Contract Manufacturing | R&D & Design

    Charting Patient Preference: Just Ask

    As consumers, we’re used to providing feedback about everyday products and services. How did you like your stay at XYZ hotel? Would you take a minute to fill out a brief survey about your new smartphone app? If you don’t ask, you don&rsqu…
    Christopher Delporte, Editorial Director 05.14.14

  • Contract Manufacturing | Materials

    The Sleeping Giant

    In the not-so-distant past, many medical device companies saw China as a panacea—the end-all and be-all low-cost production solution to increasingly expensive labor and manufacturing in the United States and Europe. Well, the euphoria didn…
    Christopher Delporte, Editorial Director 04.08.14