The main drivers for the orthopedic contract manufacturing market will continue to be implant manufacturing and OEM facility divestitures. Many OEMs have sold manufacturing facilities to contract manufacturers. Companies often choose contract manufacturing for a few primary reasons, all of which make it easier, less expensive and more efficient to bring new products to the market and distribute them broadly.
Why to Look for in a Contract Manufacturer?
Cost savings: Companies can achieve savings by contracting with a manufacturer that already has knowledge of the manufacturing process, has invested in the appropriate equipment and runs similar but non-competing products in its facility, to take advantage of economies of scale. Their location might also offer savings in energy costs, taxation benefits, overhead or raw material.In addition, cost savings can result for labor-intensive production processes by sourcing the product in a low-wage country. Some risk such as political or economic turmoil might exist, but provided you do your homework, the benefits can outweigh the risk.
More focus on core competencies: Contract manufacturing frees up people at the hiring firm to stay focused on their strengths or core competencies of selling and marketing. Having a product made in a factory setup or country that offers cost-savings and understanding how to enter a market that may otherwise be prohibitive might be outside the capability of many firms.
Easier market entry: You may have barriers to entry in China for goods coming from, but your product can be made there inexpensively and re-exported to all contiguous countries.
Distribution: Find out if the contract manufacturer can drop-ship your product directly to customers everywhere or even to a specified geographic area. Some may handle individual shipments to customers, while others only deliver a large lot to a central warehouse where the hiring firm takes care of shipments.
Additive Manufacturing: The introduction of additive manufacturing into the spinal industry has initiated a revolution enabling increased complexity of implant design and patient-specific solutions for previously unimaginable cases. Associated revenue opportunities in additive orthopedics heavily favor outsourced manufacturing and engineering services, as outsourced production of printed implants will remain common through both contract manufacturers for standard sized implants and direct-to-provider services for patient specific implants
What to Look for in a Contract Manufacturer?
- Good, clean, well-managed facility
- ISO-certified manufacturing quality standards
- Drop-ship capabilities to send the product directly to customers
- Ability to be flexible and respond to market fluctuations
- Keep up with production demand for product
- Synergies with the hiring company
- Highly reputable in the marketplace
- Financially sound
- Solves your specific production challenges
In our Manufacturers section (http://www.thespinemarketgroup.com/category/manufacturers/) , you will find the 45 most relevant companies including the following:
1.- In´Tech Medical :Created in France in 2000, In´Tech Medical has built a solid reputation as a high quality designer and manufacturer of surgical instruments for the orthopedic industry. In’Tech Medical is an industry leader in the development and manufacturing of surgical instruments for the Orthopaedic market.
Powered by In’Tech Medical, The Prototype Garage is a standalone rapid prototyping cell at the heart of our standard production process to ensure fast delivery of production-equivalent, high-quality orthopedic instruments and implants.
In’Tech Medical announced on May 2018, that it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire world renowned instruments and silicone overmold company, Bradshaw Medical Inc. Based in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Bradshaw Medical is an innovation-driven company that has built a first-class reputation with a relentless focus on customer service.With over 40 issued patents, Bradshaw’s engineering team has designed a broad portfolio of OEM instruments and provides the industry with highly-customizable silicone overmolded solutions.
2.-Inpakomed: Inpakomed is a Contract Manufacturing Organization offering Medical Device Assembling and Packaging services within our ISO 13485 certified facilities. We offer a full range of services in our state-of-the art Clean-room, which constantly ranks very low bacterial loads. This make it possible for customers to maintain their own Quality Management Systems and to fulfil CE regulatory requirements in a confident way.Inpakomed offers the possibility of packaging all kinds of medical devices, from gauzes to implants. http://www.inpakomed.nl
3.- Rudischhauser Surgical Instruments and Implants Manufacturing:Your partner and OE-Manufacturer of superior instruments, implants and complete set configurations for spinal, orthopaedic and trauma injuries.Rudischhauser Surgical Instruments and Implant Manufacturing GmbH is developing and producing the highest quality with long term experience by using the latest technology since 1954.With our own design and development department we develop, optimize and employ state of the art manufacturing.
We work in close cooperation with our worldwide customers, in accordance with latest requirements of international markets.Our goods range from delicate micro instruments to complete assemblies with inhouse UDI laser marking to suit individual customer requirements.The Rudischhauser GmbH is certified according DIN EN ISO 13485 and FDA registered by FDA 21 CFR part 820 standard.https://rudischhauser.com
4.- Marox Corporation:Marox Corporation, headquartered in Holyoke, Massachusetts, has established a reputation as a reliable source for high quality, precision-machined components and assemblies for some of the world’s largest and most successful OEMs. In addition to a full array of the most advanced CNC machining services, Marox’s additive manufacturing capabilities enables them to provide their customers with the latest technologically inspired products available in the medical and aerospace industries. http://www.marox.com
5.- FMI : FMI Instrumed, Schiedam, the Netherlands, has an important focus on Additive Manufacturing in the medical device industry. Currently, the company uses metal AM to produce devices such as spinal implants, titanium hip cups and knee implants.The company reports that, in addition toAM machines installed at its facility, it also has the equipment – such as CNC machinery – and skills for the complete metal AM process to be conducted in-house.FMI Instrumed is a subsidiary of mechanical systems, modules and components supplier FMI. www.fmi-international.com
6.-GLOBAL biomedica: ISO 13485 certified, Czech Republic-based company specialize in producing interbody spinal fusion cages designed and constructed in collaboration with leading experts in this field, using innovative and high quality industrial 3D printing technologies.All cages ( ACIF, PLIF, TLIF ) are recently CE marked and the company started to expand to European markets.
Global Biomedica s.r.o. has invested in the latest technologies and follows the latest scientific knowledge, behind its main goal, to relieve patients, to minimize the risk of complications and to return patients to a happy and active life as quickly as possible. Internal and surface grid structure (Cube vertex centroid – lattice) with reinforced edges ensures not only high stability and resistance to deformation of the cage, or immersion in the vertebral body, but also bioactivity – potentiates the formation of bone in the area of contact surfaces and thus the formation of a strong connection between the cage and bone, the risk of developing nonunion ( pseudoarthrosis ) is thus minimized. This property is particularly outstanding when compared to the widely used PEEK implants (poly-ether-ether-ketone).
There is a wide range of products for ACIF, PLIF and TLIF fusion in many sizes. Thus, a wide range of modern tools for simple and, if necessary, minimally invasive cage insertion was designed. The latest 3D printing technology DMSL (Direct Metal Laser Sintering) is used in production.Global Biomedica has invested in the latest technologies and follows the latest scientific knowledge, behind its main goal, to relieve patients, to minimize the risk of complications and to return patients to a happy and active life as quickly as possible. Global Biomedica s.r.o. is still moving forward and with prominent Czech and foreign spinal surgeons as well as with other specialists develops other spinal implants (ALIF, XLIF) and embarks on the most modern areas of medicine in individual cranial implants.Company website: https://globalbmd.com/