By Sean Fenske, Editor-In-Chief
As more medical device OEMs seek contract manufacturing for tasks that are not part of
the company’s core competencies, we were interested in seeing what types of services
were most often being used, the perception of quality with those services, and how
much the services are being used compared to the past and predicted for the future.
Has your company ever
used a contract
manufacturer for a
medical device project?
Do you expect your company’s contract
manufacturing needs to change in the next year?
When using a contract manufacturer,
what type of service was used?
Contract manufacturing is important to a medical
device OEM’s ability to grow and remain profitable.
58 yes 42 no
Rate from 1 (least important) to 5 (most important) the following reasons
for using a contract manufacturer in medtech.
Compared to five years ago, my company is
using contract manufacturers:
Electronic Component Manufacture 26%
Another Component Fabrication Process 20%
Full Service (end to end) 22%
More now than
five years ago
About the same
as five years ago
Less now than
Stay the same 48.75%
Increase somewhat 38.75%
nor disagree 14%
Contract manufacturers are current in serving
the needs of today’s medtech customers.