Medical devices outsourcing is the outsourced fabrication of a medical devices. Medical device companies can utilize outsourcing to perform recurring manufacturing and benefit from costing efficiencies, streamlined supply chain, and logistical alignment all of these factors help them to deliver commercial products to market while ensuring that all the industry requisites are met.
The component of the medical device outsourced to contract manufacturers and service providers covers several aspects such as design consultation, device assembly, and packaging for shipment, manufacturing process designing, and package testing validation service, identification of process improvement, recurring processing services and sterilization validation.
Global medical devices outsourcing market is driven by the increasing needs for quality healthcare services. Medical device manufacturers are majorly dependent on innovation as the product life cycles are short and increasing buyer awareness levels has forced manufacturers to adhere to business strategies involving persistent R&D investments and innovative product launch. Medical device Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), adhering to outsourcing services as a cost effective curbing tool. Moreover, medical outsourcing services have benefited the OEMs by reducing cost and time as the medical device market has gained high competitiveness in the previous couple of years.
The global medical devices outsourcing market is estimated to be valued at US$ 56,687.9 Mn in 2021, and is expected to exhibit a CAGR 12.4% of over the forecast period (2021-2028).
Figure 1. Global Medical Devices Outsourcing Market Share (%), by Region, 2021
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The increasing cases of cardiovascular diseases such as bradycardia which would increase the demand of medical devices, is expected to drive growth of the global medical devices outsourcing market over the forecast period.
For instance, according to the National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), over one million pacemakers are implanted every year worldwide. Of which around 200,000 are implanted in the U.S alone. Combined with an aging population and increasing pacing indications, these numbers are expected to grow in the future.
Medical Devices Outsourcing Market Report Coverage
|Market Size in 2021:
|US$ 56,687.9 Mn
|Historical Data for:
|2017 to 2020
|2021 to 2028
|Forecast Period 2021 to 2028 CAGR:
|2028 Value Projection:
|US$ 128,758.5 Mn
SGS SA, Intertek Group PLC, Wuxi Apptec, TüvSüd AG, Toxikon, INC., American Preclinical Services, Eurofins Scientific, Sterigenics International LLC, Pace Analytical Services LLC., Charles River Laboratories International, Inc., North American Science Associates, Inc., IQVIA, Accellent Inc., Celestica Inc., Benchmark Electronic Inc., Cadence Inc., Providien LLC, Thermo Fischer Scientific Inc., and West Pharmaceuticals Services Inc.
|Restraints & Challenges:
Figure 2. Global Medical Devices Outsourcing Market Value (US$ Mn), by Application 2021
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The increasing research and development activities for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases is expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period.
For instance, in December 2021, Boston Scientific Corporation, had initiated the MODULAR ATP clinical trial to evaluate the safety, performance, and effectiveness of the mCRM modular therapy system. The mCRM system comprises two cardiac rhythm management (CRM) devices planned to work together to coordinate therapy, the EMBLEM MRI Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator (S-ICD) system and the EMPOWER Modular Pacing System (MPS), this is the first leadless pacemaker capable of both bradycardia pacing support and ant tachycardia pacing (ATP), the clinical study expected to be completed by December 2028.
The increasing product launches and approvals are expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period.
For instance, in August 2021, Terumo Aortic had received the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Relay Pro Thoracic Stent-Graft System for the sale in the U.S for treatment of patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAA) and penetrating atherosclerotic ulcers (PAUs).
Global Medical Devices Outsourcing Market – Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak was first reported on December 31, 2019, in Wuhan, China. The World Health Organization declared COVID-19, as a pandemic on March 11, 2020. According to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Weekly Epidemiological Update by the World Health Organization, over 193,657,725 cases and 4,154,660 deaths due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were reported till July 25, 2021, across the globe.
With a serious increasing number of COVID-19 cases worldwide, companies had to shut down their manufacturing plants in order to reduce the spread of the virus, which has negatively impacted the medical devices manufacturing companies.
Global Medical Devices Outsourcing Market - Restraint
Giant medical device manufacturers are acquiring small companies to enhance their internal capability. This may limit to CMOs, given that big companies will have capabilities to carry out manufacturing in house. For instance, Linden acquired AvalignTechnologies Medical in December 2018, which provided Linden opportunities for future growth and considerably added to its capabilities.
Major players operating in the global medical devices outsourcing market include SGS SA, Intertek Group PLC, Wuxi Apptec, TüvSüd AG, Toxikon, INC., American Preclinical Services, Eurofins Scientific, Sterigenics International LLC, Pace Analytical Services LLC., Charles River Laboratories International, Inc., North American Science Associates, Inc., IQVIA, Accellent Inc., Celestica Inc., Benchmark Electronic Inc., Cadence Inc., Providien LLC, Thermo Fischer Scientific Inc., and West Pharmaceuticals Services Inc.
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