3 Questions To Ask Before Outsourcing Your Medical Device Manufacturing
Rapid technology growth and evolution is revolutionizing the healthcare industry, and your company is leading the way to groundbreaking patient treatments. But you can’t do it alone. When considering outsourcing production of your medical device, there is a lot you need to consider when talking to medical device contract manufacturers.
You want a partner that has the capabilities and proper certifications that your medical device requires and has a trusted network of suppliers available to find solutions for your project. You need a medical device contract manufacturer structured around and focused on giving your project the attention it needs in order to bring the best possible product to market.
This may seem like a no-brainer. But quality counts. This is especially true in the world of medical device manufacturing. A good medical device manufacturing service will not have to sacrifice anything to put a reliable and quality product in your hands.
You do not want a partner who is willing to cut corners just to save money or speed up the production process.
You also want to work with a company who has a trusted network of material vendors to obtain your parts. This will ensure the parts and materials used in your project are of the highest quality, and protect the integrity of your product.
Do they offer product development and manufacturing process services?
When you contract with a medical device manufacturer, you want a company that is in it for the long haul. You want to be sure your manufacturing partner can help you in every step along the way. You want a company with on-site designers and engineering available to troubleshoot problems as they arise. Catching issues early in development can save you a lot of time, money, and frustration once you ramp up production. You also need to know if the company has the equipment and processes in place to handle the manufacturing of your medical device. You should find out if any special equipment will be required and if you are responsible for it. Also, safety is a number one priority for medical device companies. This means the company you contract with must have stringent product testing and safety monitoring in place.
Do they have project management services?
Project management is a big bonus when outsourcing your medical device manufacturing. It makes your life much easier by taking the worry of coordinating the budget and schedule, along with teams of people, out of your hands. If project management is part of your contract, be sure to find out who you will communicate with regularly and by what means. You also want to be sure they will always have a point person available to you at any time you may need them. In-house project management can also save you money. The project manager’s expertise in design and manufacturing allows them to anticipate potential problems that may arise so they can be corrected quickly and efficiently. Their knowledge of products like yours will also help them find ways to cut costs for your project without sacrificing quality, and pass the savings on to you.
Levison Enterprises has the equipment, capabilities, and certifications in place to function successfully within a variety of industries, including the manufacturing of medical devices. We pride ourselves in delivering highly reliable products, on-time, and at a competitive price. Levison Enterprises is also proud to offer compliance standard quality electronics, as we are certified in ISO 13485 and more. Let Levison’s expertise in design, development, and manufacturing get your medical device project off the ground. Contact Levison Enterprises for a quote today.