HURON, OHIO (July 14, 4:25 p.m. ET) — Plastics companies that play in the medical market face some big challenges — but the result is good for the industry, according to a manufacturing engineer at a major medical OEM.
In this exclusive video from the recent Plastics in Medical Devices conference, Ankit Gupta, a manufacturing engineer at Boston Scientific Corp. of Natick, Mass., describes the current medical-device engineering model, which places new product development at the forefront of research.
Gupta says the market's “sustaining engineering” model results in products that improve over a series of years — in terms of patient safety, product quality, regulatory compliance, and business value.
But manufacturers have to always be asking themselves if every product they make is important enough to keep making. If they don't, a competitor anywhere in the world can come along and create a superior product.
“Survival of the fittest — which design works the best in the market? Whose product is delivering what physicians ask?” Gupta said.
Plastics in Medical Devices, sponsored by Plastics News Global Group, was held in Huron.