Medical

The global medical device and equipment market designs and manufacturer’s equipment to diagnose and treat patients within the global healthcare system.  Major product categories manufactured are electro-medical equipment, in-vitro diagnostic equipment, irradiation apparatuses and dental equipment.

The global medical device and equipment market is expected to grow about 5% over the next five years. Global health care expenditures continue to increase and in the U.S. the improving economy has encouraged more consumers to seek medical care and spending on healthcare has increased.

There are many changes happening in the medical market which are requiring the manufacturer to accelerate their designs and production. They not only need to get orders out to market quickly but also to deliver high-quality, reliable products using advanced technologies that meet new FDA guidelines.

To assist manufacturers with these challenges, they must keep up with medical device manufacturing market. One of the best ways is to analyze the emerging trends impacting the market.

Key Trends Impacting the Market:

  • Growing Emerging Markets
  • Technology Fusion
  • Regulatory Approval Processes
  • Improved Quality Inspection
  • Aging Global Population

The Wiring Harness Manufacturer’s Association Manufacturer Members recognize the sensitivity and that there are specific requirements in manufacturing medical equipment and devices.  Many times custom wire harnesses are used and are usually made out of Teflon and silicone. This wire cabling needs safety jacks, bio-sensitive connectors or cable breakouts to keep everything ticking along. The harnessing must be durable as well as disposable, and also be able to pass compliance tests.*  When dealing with sensitive equipment and peoples’ lives, it’s worth paying a little more attention to how you invest in custom cable assemblies.**

WHMA’s Manufacturer Members are recognized in the Cable and Wire Harness Industry through their understanding and practice of the “IPC/WHMA-A-620 Standard” – the worldwide benchmark for quality workmanship. By choosing one of WHMA’s Manufacturer Members to design your harness will give you the confidence that you are getting an experienced manufacturer who has an understanding of the regulatory requirements so that your wire harnesses will be high-quality, compliant and you will receive reliable service.

Benefits to the Medical Market:

  • Reliability and Quality
  • Compliance to ISO and Regulatory Requirements
  • Durability
  • More…