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A guide to contract medical device manufacturers in the UK

A guide to contract medical device manufacturers in the UK

The UK medical device market is among the largest in the world, with in excess of 3,000 manufacturers operating in this market, producing a significant number of devices. With a strong reputation for orthopaedic, imaging, diagnostics and cardiovascular devices. The medical device manufacturing scene is split into two groups – those that manufacture their own devices and those that offer a contract manufacturing service to medical device companies and who do not produce their own devices for sale.

Here we take a look at some of those companies offering contract medical device manufacturing services. The companies listed below are in no particular order, are all certified to ISO13485, offer contract manufacturing and have manufacturing facilities in the UK, and would not be considered niche suppliers (for example, they only manufacture syringes). The companies are all different sizes and in various locations around the UK.

When looking for a contact manufacturer of medical devices, choose the company most aligned with the type of device you are looking to produce. This may not be the cheapest supplier, but ultimately it will save you time and money in development and speed to market.

A guide to contract medical device manufacturers in the UK

Europlaz

https://europlaz.co.uk/

Europlaz is based in Kent and has more than 40 years’ experience producing medical mouldings and finished devices. The company has seven class 7 cleanrooms, 24 injection moulding machines and offers injection moulding, assembly, or full-service project management.

Mi3

https://www.mi-3.co.uk

Mi3 is based in Lancashire and offers extrusion, injection moulding and cleanroom assembly. The company has a mix of class 8, 7 and controlled manufacturing environments to meet the requirements of various types of devices.

Arrow Medical

https://arrowmedical.co.uk/

Arrow Medical is based in Herefordshire and offers silicone injection moulding, cleanroom assembly, and textile RF welding, as well as extrusion. The company has three cleanrooms for the assembly of devices, as well as dedicated cleanrooms for silicone injection and compression moulding.

Pennine Healthcare

https://www.penninehealthcare.co.uk/

Pennine Healthcare is located in Derbyshire and is one of the longer-standing medical device manufacturers. The company offers contract manufacturing, in addition to its own range of stock devices. Pennine has a range of automated assembly machines, as well as smaller injection moulding machines in all houses within a substantial class 8 cleanroom.

Riverside Medical Packaging

https://www.riversidemedical.co.uk/

Riverside Medical, also based in Derbyshire, is a specialist contract packaging supplier that also offers cleanroom assembly and contract product packaging. The company offers full concept to commercialisation, with both manual and automated processes.

Boddingtons Plastics

https://www.boddingtons.co.uk/

Boddingtons Plastics in Kent is a precision class 7 cleanroom injection moulder that also offers automated and hand cleanroom assembly, product testing, printing, welding and heat staking.

Meridian Medical is an established and experienced contract medical device manufacturer specialising in a wide range of medical devices. We offer design, regulatory assistance, cleanroom injection moulding, cleanroom assembly, contact packaging and sterilisation Management. We have over 30 years’ experience supplying UK and European companies.

To find out more about how Meridian Medical can help you with your medical device manufacture, get in touch today by filling out our online form or contacting us on 01903 732344 or info@meridian-medical.com.

Published 19/01/2023

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