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TMCNet:  Visiongain Reports the Global Medical Device Contract Manufacturing Market [Health & Beauty Close - Up]

[February 06, 2013]

Visiongain Reports the Global Medical Device Contract Manufacturing Market [Health & Beauty Close - Up]

(Health & Beauty Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Visiongain's analysis predicts the medical device contract manufacturing market to be worth $119.5bn by 2023.

In a release, the Company noted that the market generated $33.6bn in 2011, according to Medical Device Contract Manufacturing: World Market Outlook 2013-2023, published in January 2013. With increased pricing pressures particularly in developed countries, the survival tool for the medical device manufacturers is to cut costs.


Amritha Ramakrishnan, healthcare industry analyst said, "The contract manufacturing market is witnessing higher growth than the overall medical device industry, which is driven by an increasing aging population and demand for more innovative devices. As companies struggle to reduce costs and remain competitive, the opportunities for contract manufacturers are enormous. Outsourcing is now widely accepted among medical device companies due to the benefits it offers like speed to market, reduced cost, quality improvement and availability of highly skilled labor. Rather than looking at contract manufacturers as a separate entity, OEMs now view outsourcing as a necessity to improve their overall quality and reduce expenditure." Currently, the medical device contract manufacturing industry is highly fragmented with several thousand companies providing a range of services. It is expected that there will be major consolidations in the future as CMOs seek to provide increased operational capabilities.

Companies operating in this space include Accellent, Flextronics, Symmetry medical, The Tech Group, Greatbatch and Nortech systems. However, the level of medical device outsourcing is still low as compared to other industries such as pharmaceutical, automotive and electronics due to late entry of the medical device industry in to the outsourcing market, in addition to concerns over quality and regulatory compliance.

Developed markets such as the US and Western Europe still continue to dominate the medical device contract manufacturing market. However, fastest growing markets include Asian countries like China and India where OEMs can take advantage of reduced cost and highly skilled labor. This trend also gives OEMs an opportunity to enter these markets. The future may see the advent of virtual medical device manufacturers, who may outsource all their operations to contract manufacturing organisations, and work without any physical manufacturing plants.

Companies Listed: Abbott Laboratories Accellent AccuPlace Advanced Moulding Technologies Advanced Scientifics AdvantaPure Asteelflash ATEK Medical B Braun BC Tech Benchmark Electronics Beyonics Technology Biomet Boston Biomedical Associates Celestica Centre for Devices and Radiological Health Cirtech Medical Systems C&J Industries Coeur Cogmedix Creganna-Tactx Medical Da/Pro Rubber Depuy Orthopaedics Drager Medical DTR Medical DTS Mechelec Electrolyzing Corp. of Ohio Europlaz Filterek Inc Flextronics Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Forefront Medical Technology Foxconn Fresenius Greatbatch Medical GW Plastics Helix Medical Heraeus Medical Hitachi Medico Integrated Biosciences International Organization for Standardization Jabil Johnson & Johnson J-Pac Kimball Electronics Group Kitron Medefab Medisize Medtronic MeKo Moog National Health Service Nortech Systems Olympus Medical Systems PCI Limited Plexus Corp.

Sauflon Sanmina-SCI Sandvik Asia Secant Medical Siemens Medical Smith & Nephew SMS Technologies St. Jude Medical State Food and Drug Administration Stellar Microelectronics Stryker Symmetry Medical The Tech Group Toshiba Medical Systems Tricor-Systems Vention Medical Vincent Medical Wesley-Coe Winland Electronics Wytech Zimmer Visiongain is a business information provider based in London, UK.

Report information: sara.peerun@visiongainglobal.com ((Comments on this story may be sent to newsdesk@closeupmedia.com)) (c) 2013 ProQuest Information and Learning Company; All Rights Reserved.

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