A number of factors are driving the development of new surgical instruments, including cost considerations, ergonomics, and functionality.
By Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief02.15.19
Surgical instrumentation is increasingly driven by more complexity, multifunctionality, ease of use, and human factors engineering. There is a growing market for new and innovative instruments to improve the end-user experience—for both surgeons and patients. OEMs work closely with surgeons on instrument designs to improve ease of use and ergonomics. This all adds to total cost, which makes cost efficiencies of paramount importance to OEMs.
With these ever-increasing challenges, OEMs are turning to contract manufacturers to help them realize timely results, cost efficiencies, and other benefits that complement their own internal capabilities.