The global market for outsourced medical devices will expand moderately through 2027. Although ongoing pressure to reduce production expenses will drive many brand owners to partner with outsourcing companies, some larger players are opting to expand their in-house capabilities through acquisitions or the establishment of manufacturing facilities, particularly in the Asia Pacific region. 

This Medtech 360 Report provides comprehensive data and analysis on the current state of the market for outsourced medical devices in the US, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Japan across a 10-year period.


Brand owners are increasingly partnering with CMs on innovative and minimally invasive technologies.

What CM capabilities are innovation-driven companies considering when making outsourcing decisions? 

How do the vascular, orthopedic, and general surgery outsourced device markets differ, and what is the respective outlook for these spaces?

Outsourcing penetration varies across geographies and is heavily dependent on local regulations and trade policies.

How will regulatory changes, such as the implementation of the new MDR in Europe, impact brand owners?

How are government policies supporting domestic manufacturing impacting outsourcing penetration in Asia Pacific countries?

How does intellectual property play a role in outsourcing decisions?

Consolidation among CMs is shifting the outsourcing competitive landscape.

How are CMs evolving over the forecast period, and what factors are driving the trend toward consolidation?

How are brand owners responding to ongoing consolidation among CMs?

Table of contents

  • Global
    • Abstract
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Highlights
      • Market Developments
      • Geographies Covered
      • Products Covered
    • Key Report Updates
    • Contract Manufacturers
      • Types of Contract Manufacturers
        • Notable Contract Manufacturers
      • Selection Process
    • Outsourced Device Market
      • Market Highlights
      • Market Definitions
      • Market Forecast Data
      • General Market Trends
        • Geographic Trends
        • Collaboration and Transparency
        • Vertical Organization
        • Demographic and Epidemiological Trends
      • Competitive Highlights
      • Market Developments
    • Outsourced Vascular Device Market
      • Market Highlights
        • Outsourced Interventional Cardiology Device Market Highlights
        • Outsourced Cardiac Rhythm Management Device Market Highlights
        • Outsourced Heart Valve Device Market Highlights
      • Market Definitions
      • Market Forecast Data
      • Major Competitors
    • Outsourced Orthopedic Device Market
      • Market Highlights
        • Outsourced Large-Joint Reconstructive Implant Market Highlights
        • Outsourced Trauma Device Market Highlights
        • Outsourced Spinal Implant Market Highlights
      • Market Definitions
      • Market Forecast Data
      • Major Competitors
    • Outsourced General Surgery Device Market
      • Market Highlights
        • Outsourced Endoscope Market Highlights
        • Outsourced General Surgery Instrumentation Market Highlights
        • Outsourced Soft Tissue Repair Product Market Highlights
      • Market Definitions
      • Market Forecast Data
      • Major Competitors
    • Appendix
      • Abbreviations
      • Bibliography

Author(s): Sanketh Kamath, MBA

Sanketh Kamath is an analyst within the Endoscopy, Diagnostics, and Healthcare IT Medtech Insights team at Decision Resources Group, specializing in urology, gynecology, diagnostic imaging systems, drug delivery devices, and medical device outsourcing. He has also worked on procedure claims code alignment for DRG's US Procedure Finder product. Sanketh holds an MBA in Pharmaceutical Marketing from the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, India. Follow Sanketh on twitter: @ksankethb_DRG


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