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The Benefits of Outsourcing with A Full Service Contract Manufacturer

DOCU Whitepapers - Tue, 26/05/2020 - 3:01am

Contract manufacturers serving the medical device market typically divide into two distinct segments: electronics contract manufacturing and precision engineering contract manufacturers. Electronics contract manufacturers build both printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) and electromechanical systems. Pr

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Safety in medical electrical equipment starts with the power input

DOCU Whitepapers - Fri, 22/05/2020 - 3:01am
Electrical equipment used in medical technology must not place patients or medical staff in danger. This, in turn, requires that designing safe equipment starts at the point where the power is supplied. Power connectors and power entry modules with or without a power-line filter must fulfill the requiremen
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Rapid Sterility Testing: A New Solution for Short Shelf Life Products

DOCU Whitepapers - Thu, 21/05/2020 - 3:01am

All drug products undergo sterility testing to comply with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Parenteral drug products go through especially rigorous testing to ensure sterility and safety, otherwise risking contamination, which can lead to expensive reputation-damaging recalls and illness. Until recently

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Medtech Mergers & Acquisitions of 2019

DOCU Whitepapers - Tue, 12/05/2020 - 3:01am

Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) continued to change the landscape in the medical device and diagnostics industry in 2019. See which companies were bought, sold, or spun-off last year with our comprehensive list of 2019 medtech M&As. Information in the report includes the following:

  • Buyers
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Developing Cost Effect Refurbishment/Remanufacturing Solutions to Extend the Life of Legacy Products

DOCU Whitepapers - Tue, 12/05/2020 - 3:01am

While the wealthier nations of the world want the latest technology in their medical products and have the budgets to pay for it, developing nations are often happier with the price points of older technology, provided it has been refurbished and meets appropriate quality standards. In a perfect world, thi

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Offshore, Nearshore or Onshore: What Makes Best Sense for Your Project?

DOCU Whitepapers - Tue, 12/05/2020 - 3:01am
SigmaTron International's latest whitepaper looks at manufacturing sourcing strategy and the factors that influence whether offshore, nearshore or onshore represents the best option based on different product characteristics.
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The Relationship Between Product Development Support and Smooth Outsourcing Transitions

DOCU Whitepapers - Thu, 07/05/2020 - 3:01am
Outsourcing manufacturing provides a number of benefits including reduction in inventories and capital requirements, the ability to leverage shared production resources, and the ability to consolidate supply chain management activities. However, one of the largest and often untapped benefits is the abilit
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Self-Monitoring

DOCU Whitepapers - Wed, 29/04/2020 - 3:01am
As Demand for Self-Monitoring Devices Surges Custom Converters Need Release Liner Experts
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Production Inefficiency: Can A Specialized Medical Contract Manufacturer Be a Solution?

DOCU Whitepapers - Tue, 21/04/2020 - 3:01am

Most sourcing teams and many production managers have run into a common issue: manufacturing projects whose lower volumes, near end-of-life status or specialized manufacturing processes make them outliers in the overall sourcing or manufacturing strategy. When forced on contract manufacturers as part of ov

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Five Areas to Audit when Utilizing a Low Cost Medical Contract Manufacturer

DOCU Whitepapers - Tue, 21/04/2020 - 3:01am

Medical device manufacturers face a significant challenge in the market-driven need to reduce cost without sacrificing quality. This has driven sourcing teams to seek suppliers in lower cost labor regions. The lowest cost regions may lack suppliers with quality systems, procedures and production infrastruc

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Is Singapore a Good Option for Your Medical Product Development Strategy?

DOCU Whitepapers - Tue, 14/04/2020 - 3:01am
While an innovative, market differentiating approach is critical to achieving competitive advantage and dominant market share, it isn't the only critical element in new product development. Market timing, quality and cost are also in the mix. The question becomes: “what is the right strategy to achieve op
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The Quality Equation: Four Areas Your Contract Manufacturer Should Support

DOCU Whitepapers - Fri, 10/04/2020 - 3:01am

While outsourcing manufacturing helps original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) allocate more internal resources to core competencies in product development and marketing, it also outsources much of the responsibility for quality to a contract manufacturer. In effect, the contract manufacturer is not

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What Causes Wrinkles in Heat-Sealed Pouches?

DOCU Whitepapers - Thu, 09/04/2020 - 3:01am
Wrinkles in the seal area can cause a package to be rejected. Let's look at somethings that can be done to avoid packaging failures.
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Avoid Pouch Sealing Disasters - The 9-Steps to Heat Sealing Perfection

DOCU Whitepapers - Thu, 09/04/2020 - 3:01am

Step 1 Heat Sealing Configuration. Determine what is expected from the seal. What does one expect from a heat seal? Wide, narrow, shaped, or just seal or seal and cut? Before a satisfactory sealing system can be designed it is necessary to decide what seal configuration is desired.
Step 2 Heatseal Ban

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The Real Story About Controlled Impulse Heat Sealing of Polymeric Materials

DOCU Whitepapers - Thu, 09/04/2020 - 3:01am

Toss VRC Technology is an improved method of impulse heat sealing that overcomes the limitations of simplistic convention methods. It brings advantages to the fabrication and packaging requirements of the Medical/Pharmaceutical/Healthcare and Biotech Industries. Advantages that are not available with oth

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Is Heatsealing Art or Science?

DOCU Whitepapers - Thu, 09/04/2020 - 3:01am

The evolution of heat sealing perfection from hot bars, to impulse to VRC TOSS Technology. Today's heat sealers provide much more than just sealing the pouches.  Advanced security, information downloading, recipe storage, easy validation.....  

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Four Key Dynamics Driving Effective Outsourcing Decision-Making for Lab Automation OEMs

DOCU Whitepapers - Tue, 31/03/2020 - 3:01am

Lab automation OEMs need to maintain flexible outsourcing strategies—enabling them to better accommodate and respond to new operating and market needs. This white paper explores the four factors that can impact and change outsourcing strategies: economic rationales, accelerating innovations, supply chain v

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The Value of ISO 13485 in a Design Centric, Medical Product Development Firm

DOCU Whitepapers - Tue, 31/03/2020 - 3:01am
This article explores the value that ISO 13485 Certification brings to both the medical design and development firms that maintain certification and to the clients that benefit from them. Common misconceptions about a Certified QMS include that it adds expense to the project and that it is
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Five Areas to Audit when Utilizing a Low Cost Medical Contract Manufacturer

DOCU Whitepapers - Tue, 31/03/2020 - 3:01am
Medical device manufacturers face a significant challenge in the market-driven need to reduce cost without sacrificing quality. This has driven sourcing teams to seek suppliers in lower cost labor regions. The lowest cost regions may lack suppliers with quality systems, procedures and production infrastru
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Less is More: How Lean Processes can Bolster Profits and Sustainability

DOCU Whitepapers - Wed, 25/03/2020 - 4:01am
Medical device manufacturers are just like every other business regarding their desire to maximize profits and sustainability by reducing waste and losses. However, unlike most businesses, medical device manufacturers don't use specific, proven methodologies to achieve these goals.
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