Medical Device Outsourcing Market Size to Surpass US$ 231 Bn by 2027

The global medical device outsourcing market size was reached at $ 102.3 billion in 2019 and is projected to surpass US$ 231 billion by 2027, expanding growth at a CAGR of 9.9% from 2020 to 2027.

Ottawa, Oct. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As per the new study report published by Precedence Research, titled, “Medical Device Outsourcing Market by Service and Application: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017–2025,”reduced overall cost and lessen time required to bring products for commercialization had fueled the demand for medical device outsourcing market.

Medical device outsourcing incorporates the assistance of third party companies for the manufacturing process of medical devices. The shifting trend from in house manufacturing of OEMS towards outsourcing the medical device value chain has fostered the market growth. Additionally, medical devices outsourcing for R&D activities to manufacture quality medical devices is further adding boost to the market growth. Moreover, the growing ageing populations that are more prone to chronic diseases, soaring demand for technological advanced products, stringent regulations for market approval and hasten market entry for novel devices is contributing for the significant market growth. Furthermore, the growing strategic moves such as collaboration and merger & acquisition among CROs and OEMs have supplemented the market for medical device outsourcing. However, the leakage of confidential data is poised to impede the market growth to certain extent.

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Medical Device Outsourcing services as a cost effective curbing tool

Rising awareness of the buyers of medical device industry has enforced manufacturers to adhere various strategies for novel product innovations and administer R&D investments in a cost effective manner. Medical device Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEMs), abruptly adhering to outsourcing services as acost effective curbing tool. Additionally, medical device outsourcing services have benefited the OEMs to reduce R&D and production scale up time as the medical device market has gained high competitiveness in the previous few years.

Scope of the Medical Device Outsourcing Market Report

Report CoverageDetails
Market SizeUSD 231.0 billion by 2027
Growth Rate from 2020 to 2027CAGR of 9.9%
Largest MarketNorth America
Fastest Growing MarketAPAC
Base Year2021
Forecast Period2021 to 2027

Regulatory compliance outsourcing is gaining traction in the current market scenario

Medical device manufacturing players are endlessly collaborating with numerous regulatory compliance outsourcing firms to get their devices launched with economical approval in the global market. The outsourcing firms aids in getting quick approval and timely launch of medical devices with several productive benefits including market penetration in emerging countries.

Furthermore, the key characteristics of medical device industry such as rapid time-to-market (TTM), time-to-volume (TTV), and time-to-profit (TTP) are the crucial part of value chain and are fulfilled through third party manufacturing bodies. The OEMs of different companies have adopted the novel strategy to outsource various business prospects such as production, manufacturing, product designing, prototyping and supply chain management among others. This has further helped in reducing the production time and labor cost and the companies can focus on their core skills such as clinical as well as technological advancements.


  • The cardiovascular segment is estimated to grow at the remarkable rate during the study period.
  • Asia Pacific region is projected to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period owing to the growing spending and up gradation of healthcare industry across the region.
  • U.S. dominated the North America Medical Device Outsourcing market and is projected to retain its trend throughout the forecast period.
  • Contract Manufacturing of the services segment exhibited major revenue share in the year 2020, whereas, quality assurance service segment poised to grow at the fastest rate during the foresee future.
  • In the past one decade, the key medtech companies such as Boston Scientific, Medtronic and Abbott have leveraged the benefit of outsourcing medical device manufacturing process to gain operational efficiencies and market competitiveness.

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Asia Pacific exhibited as the most lucrative region in the medical device outsourcing market

Asia Pacific region has outpaced in terms of growth primarily contributed by its key countries such as India and China among others. The emerging countries have contributed immensely for the market growth owing to the high population base, growing demand for single use medical devices, ongoing innovations and technological advancements in medical device industry and increasing chronic diseases have added boost to the market growth. Moreover, the Asia Pacific countries have become attractive outsourcing hubs for medical device manufactures owing to the low operational and labor costs, prominent talent pool and presence of numerous locations for clinical trials.

Market Competitiveness and Business Outlook

Medical device companies have focused more towards outsourcing their production framework to third parties. In the U.S. and Europe especially the smaller players are seeking third party assistance from more experienced manufacturers to comply with the ISO standards. Also, the Covid 19 pandemic had propelled the need for versatile, distinct supply chain as well as production means to offset the impact of crises in foresee future.The report provides an extensive competitive analysis and profiles of the key market players, such as Intertek Group PLC, TüvSüd AG, Wuxi Apptec, SGS SA, Toxikon, INC., Eurofins Scientific, American Preclinical Services, Sterigenics International LLC, Pace Analytical Services LLC., North American Science Associates, Inc., Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. and others. Theother players operating in the value chain are IQVIA, Accellent Inc., Benchmark Electronic Inc., Celestica Inc., Cadence Inc., Providien LLC, Thermo Fischer Scientific Inc. and West Pharmaceuticals Services Inc. among others.

Market Segmentation

By Service

  • Product Upgrade Services
  • Regulatory Affairs Services
    • Legal representation       
    • Clinical trials applications
    • Regulatory writing and publishing
  • Quality Assurance
  • Product Maintenance Services
  • Product Testing & Sterilization Services
  • Product Design and Development Services
    • Molding
    • Designing & engineering
    • Machining
    • Packaging
  • Product Implementation Services
  • Contract Manufacturing
    • Accessories manufacturing
    • Component manufacturing
    • Device manufacturing
    • Assembly manufacturing

By Application

  • Drug delivery
  • Dental
  • Diabetes care
  • Cardiology
  • Endoscopy
  • IVD
  • Ophthalmic
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Orthopedic
  • General and plastic surgery
  • Others

 By Regional

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

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