MD&M West 2012, held at the Anaheim Convention Center, was LSO’s 14th time at the annual convention. The diversity of exhibitors and the quality of meetings makes this one of the best tradeshows in the industry. The way the different vendors are categorized and located within the convention center ensures highly focused and relevant interest from […]
Investment in Medical Device Industry R&D has been negatively impacted in the last few years. Although President Obama views the health care sector as an industry primed for substantial job growth, the AMA projects dramatic shortages in both the physician and nurse populations, if the 2010 health reform law is enacted. If 30 million additional […]
Will The Medical Device Industry finally get a break or just encounter another roadblock? It is clear to all involved in this industry, that the regulatory approval process has become longer and more arduous over the past couple of years. The proof of that statement is that better than half of the 510k with clinicals […]
A medical device company taking off on the success of a new product must consider the pros and cons of performing manufacturing in-house versus outsourcing the process to contract manufacturers. For the OEM there are many marked advantages to partnering with a ‘Full-Contract’ Medical Device Manufacturer. For starters, the company wouldn’t spend resources on identifying […]
There are a multitude of complex issues facing the medical device contract manufacturing industry today. Consistent with all businesses in our country, there has been some level of “impact” from the decline of the economy since 2008.
Maintaining quality systems, ensuring traceability, and providing packaging and sterilization validations are key factors that medical device OEMs should consider when evaluating prospective packaging contractors. Highlighting these and other issues is Charlie Ricci, vice president of sales and marketing at Life Science Outsourcing Inc. (Brea, CA).
Creative new concepts that launch medical device companies from concept to market have addressed the paradigm shifts in medical device funding; such as short and quick utilization of venture money and the use of a certified manufacturing facility on a rental basis. Conventional venture capital investments in medical device start-ups may no longer be filling […]
In just a few weeks the Eighth Annual Medical Device Quality Congress will be held in Bethesda, MD, on June 7-9, 2011. What can US based Medical Device Start Ups and existing multinational device companies expect from this get together? From my perspective, not much. Why? There are no industry representatives asked to participate in the […]