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The Challenge of Sourcing Materials in Medical Device Manufacturing

March 27, 2017 by Patty Rasmussen

As the aging population increases and the desire for medical interventions allowing for an active lifestyle continues, the demand for implantable medical devices will expand further. A report released in early 2017 estimates the global implantable medical devices market will reach $54.2 billion by 2025.

  ABSORB stent made by Abbott. ©2016 Abbott                              

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Filed Under: Product Development, Medical devices, Medical Device Manufacturing, Sourcing Materials

3 Challenges for Medical Device Manufacturing in 2017

December 06, 2016 by Patty Rasmussen

It’s that time of the year when journalists and bloggers do one of two things – look forward or look back. In the interest of leaving 2016 mercifully in the dust, we’re choosing to look forward at some of the challenges – or opportunities – awaiting medical device manufacturing (MDM) in the New Year.

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Filed Under: Manufacturing, Medical, Medical devices

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Impact Medical Device Manufacturing

October 18, 2016 by Patty Rasmussen

 Talk about explosive growth! The additive manufacturing industry has experienced 25 percent compound growth every year since 2009. It’s projected that additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing), as an industry, will be worth more than $5 billion by the end of 2016.

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Filed Under: Manufacturing, additive manufacturing, Medical devices