The last few pandemic years have been full of disruptions and hurdles, but also, amazing collaborations and pivots, especially within medical device — let’s chat 2023 medical device manufacturing trends with Genesis Plastics Welding’s Tom Ryder.
2023 Medical Device Manufacturing Trends
Minimally Invasive and Wearable Devices
Integrated, minimally invasive and wearable devices that track key health data and provide instant feedback are quickly becoming a healthcare game changer. They also are fueling better patient outcomes.
Recently, Genesis has been proud to work with medical device OEM Recovery Force on a first-of-its-kind, therapeutic mobility measurement tool, The Movement and Compressions™ (MAC) System. The innovative wearable medical device stimulates blood flow in the lower extremities by delivering therapeutic compression for the prevention of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in at-risk patients.
The minimally invasive, wearable and digital health device niche will only continue to grow over the next decade.
Medical Device Supply Chain Collaborations
Many OEMs and their supply chain vendors have experienced procurement shortages, delays and constraints over the pandemic. Additionally, there have been increased costs and logistics nightmares.
In the midst of all of that, there has been resiliency as well. Those that have remained the most flexible have noted proactive communication and strategic outsourced collaboration at the core of their resiliency. That starts with building long-lasting business relationships and giving vendors visibility of upcoming needs.
As an industry leader within plastics radio frequency (RF) welding and heat sealing contract manufacturing, we know collaborative outsourcing is essential to fueling innovation and bridging the gap from concept to commercialization quickly, safely and effectively.
For Genesis, our strong medical film supplier relationships have been key for us and our customers. It’s helped bring next gen medical devices and components to market even in the middle of the storm, and help propel new innovative devices to market faster than ever.
Sustainability & Regulatory Considerations
Sustainable solutions to minimize OEMs carbon footprint will continue to be a growing trend.
The EU’s pledge to ban the use of harmful chemical groups like PFAS, BPA and PVC by 2030 has many medical device OEMs scrambling to pinpoint non-PVC medical-grade material alternatives for applications such as tubing and containers, IV sets, surgical products, fluid bags (especially blood bags), and many other plastic medical device products to continue to innovate and bring life-saving devices to market around the world.
OEMs, Seize the Moment with Quick Action
No matter the 2023 medical device manufacturing trends, as always, tomorrow’s market belongs to medical device leaders who seize the moment and act quickly to meet ever-changing demands. 2023 looks to be a banner year for medical device contract manufacturers, especially those supporting OEMs within therapeutics and wearable devices.
Make sure you’re ready to competitively seize the moment even quicker than ever before with smart outsourcing. You can’t afford just any contract manufacturing supplier. You need an expert on your side. Let’s chat.
Curious about even more 2023 healthcare and medical device trends? Check out this Forbes article.