Medical devices play a key role in diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, prediction, prognosis and treatment of diseases. However, developing and manufacturing medical devices is a complex and multifaceted process.
Medical device original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are responsible for the entire life cycle of the product, from the device design, development, prototyping, testing and validation to regulatory compliance, manufacturing, assembly, packaging, delivery and continued technological support to the device users.
Finding the top medical device OEMs
Medical Device Network has listed some of the leading medical device OEM companies based on its intel, insights and decades-long experience in the sector.
The list includes companies that design and manufacture a wide variety of safe and reliable medical device products, from patient examination gloves, stethoscopes and wheelchairs to volumetric infusion pumps (VIPs), implantable cardiac pacemakers, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners, and ventilators.
The list also includes manufacturers of different surgical and laboratory instruments and wearable medical devices.
The information contained within the download document is useful for hospital administrators, physicians and surgeons, senior procurement executives, medical device distributors, engineers, technicians, and any other individual involved in the supply, operation and maintenance of medical devices.
The download contains detailed information on medical device OEMs and their product and service lines, alongside contact details to aid your purchasing or hiring decision.
Types of medical devices
Medical devices constitute an important segment in the healthcare industry. They differ based on technologies, therapeutic areas, product lifecycles, device complexity and intended users.
The types of medical devices include, but are not limited to:
- Single-use devices such as syringes and catheters
- Medical implants such as hip prothesis and pacemakers
- Diagnostic medical imaging equipment such as X-rays, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) and MRI scanners
- Medical equipment such as patient monitors, and anaesthesia and haemodialysis machines
- Computer-aided detection and diagnosis software
- In vitro diagnostic (IVD) products such as glucometer and HIV self-test kits
- Personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, gowns, and gloves
- Surgical and laboratory instruments, and
- Wearable medical devices such as smart health watches and biosensors
Trends in medical device contract manufacturing
Medical device OEMs are increasingly relying on contract development and manufacturing organisations (CDMOs) in order to save costs and improve operational efficiency.
As the demand for contract manufacturing has extended to high value-added segments of the medical device supply chain, OEMs are adopting more stringent criteria to select vendors. With the increasing demand for higher standards of quality, price competitiveness, scalability and technological competencies, medical device contract manufacturers have become bigger and more vertically integrated.
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