While economics often factor into the decision to enlist a contract packager, there are several other aspects medical device companies must consider.
While some medical device manufacturers (MDMs) have in-house packaging lines and capabilities, many companies use a contract packager for their medical devices. Small-batch sealers are relatively inexpensive, but large-volume production requires expensive packaging equipment that uses a lot of valuable floor space in a production facility. As a result, many companies opt to use a contract packager rather than make that large investment in equipment and space. If your company falls into this category, here are some important things to consider when using a contract packager.