Digicom has released a whitepaper exploring the factors that contribute to a successful contract electronics manufacturing relationship and the things a medical device company needs to consider during the selection process. 'What Medical Device Companies Need to Consider in Selecting an EMS Company' can be downloaded from Digicom's website now.
The whitepaper discusses which steps must be taken in the selection of a contract manufacturer best suited to handle the design, prototyping, material selection and purchasing, manufacturing, test, process validation, shipping and logistics and other requirements of a medical device company. A range of requirements are explored, including board cleaning processes used, handling process validation and certifications such as ISO 13485:2003 medical devices quality and quality system regulation 21 CFR 820.
Mo Ohady, General Manager, Digicom, commented: "Although most EMS companies perform the same basic services, every EMS is different. You can tell when you walk into a place, examine the equipment and processes and speak to the people. It's important to use due diligence in choosing an EMS company, but the rewards can be great. A properly functioning EMS brings decades of experience and knowledge to embrace and enhance the product you want to build in a time-efficient and cost-effective manner. Making the wrong choice could damage or destroy your company's relationship with its customers, its reputation in the market and even its standing in the financial community."