Challenges Facing Medical Device Manufacturers

Polymer’s sister company, SILIKON Technologies, participated in Medical Product Outsourcing’s May issue article on the current challenges that healthcare companies face during the early stages of medical device development.  Interviewed on behalf of Polymer & SILIKON, was our Director of Silicone Operations, Mr. Patrick Meheran.  (


Medical Device Design & Development is critical to the advancements of true patient care excellence.

Contributing Writer to MPO, Mark Crawford touches upon the key elements of the following, in his captivating multi-page article:

  • Device Size
  • Device Complexity
  • User Interfaces & Usability
  • Prototyping & 3D Capabilities (Additive Manufacturing)
  • Device Connectivity – wireless; mobile friendly; wearable; electronic records; software
  • Key growth markets
  • Device design software
  • Design Partners
  • Advances in technology
  • Regulatory concerns
  • Key drivers for the future


To read the full article “Developing Challenges” by Mark Crawford, click here:   MPO – May Issue

Medical Device Manufacturing

Photograph provided by: Wendy Bertsch, Polymer Conversions, Inc.