Medical Device Trends for 2022 and Beyond

Medical Device Trends for 2022 and Beyond

With the rapid development of new prototypes and changes to how consumers view healthcare, the medical device market is growing fast. According to the latest market research, the industry will grow annually by 6.3% from 2021 to 2027, reaching a global market value of $625.3 billion. Below, we look at some of the medical device trends for 2022 driving this growth.

5 Medical Device Trends for 2022

New technologies and medical capabilities, including drug discovery and research are driving most of the growth in the industry. Here are five medical device trends for 2022 and beyond.

1. Overcoming Supply Chain Challenges

The global supply chain disruption is putting medical device manufacturers under pressure. Sourcing the required components within the shortest lead times will likely be difficult for the next two years. Medical device manufacturers need to find innovative solutions to limit disruptions and look to automation to streamline their manufacturing processes.

2. Focus on Cybersecurity

Connected devices need elevated security to ensure they are safe from bad actors. The rise of the internet of medical things (IoMT) is revolutionizing healthcare but it does add risk if manufacturers don’t consider cybersecurity as a priority.

3. Increase in Wearables

Wearable devices are becoming common, and these products are getting smaller with integrated chipsets that require tighter design constraints. Manufacturers of wearable devices also need to focus on the user experience (UX) of their device designs and ensure reliable connections for each assembly.

4. Design, Assembly, and Test Coordination

Product teams are outsourcing manufacturing to nearshore contractors, and this requires tight coordination of the design, assembly, and test processes. Contract manufacturers like Thermal Press International must provide an engineering-first approach with user-friendly designs. Our services and equipment ensure you receive highly dependable and repeatable products with customizable fixtures for the trickiest assembly tasks.

5. Manufacturing Automation

Integration with assembly lines during the manufacturing process can reduce costs and increase throughput. To keep up with demand, manufacturers need heat sealing and hot staking equipment that can integrate with conveyor lines and manage each assembly process precisely to ensure product quality. More manufacturers will look to automate their assembly processes in the future.

Trust Thermal Press with Your Medical Device Assembly Processes

Thermal Press provides engineering support and heat staking and heat sealing equipment to medical device manufacturers that want to ensure the quality of each assembly. Our systems and services include prototyping, design review, application support, and contract assembly solutions for turnkey projects.

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