Why Should Medical Device Professionals Rely on the Qmed Directory?
Medical device and diagnostics manufacturing is a fast-moving and highly regulated industry. Today, new and exciting technologies are enabling the creation of innovative medical products that are improving patient care by leaps and bounds. At the same time, the global web of regulatory requirements governing how those products are designed, developed, and produced is growing ever more complex. As a result, it’s becoming less and less likely that individual medical technology manufacturers have all the experience and capabilities they need—from design and development to manufacturing and regulatory affairs—in house.
Medical device manufacturers today can’t do it all themselves, so they must turn to outsourcers—design firms, testing labs, contract manufacturers, component and equipment suppliers, and consulting firms—to help bring their innovations to market. But finding trusted partners in the scattered landscape of medtech suppliers and service providers is no small task.
That’s why we created Qmed, the world’s only directory of pre-qualified suppliers and service providers to the medical device and diagnostics industry. For nearly a decade, Qmed’s powerful search tool and online directory have enabled medtech manufacturers to connect with relevant partners that can help fill the gaps in their current capabilities and help speed their life-saving and -improving medical devices to market.
How Are Qmed Suppliers Qualified?
When medical device manufacturers turn to the Qmed directory for help in finding qualified outsource partners, they can trust they’ll be connected with suppliers, service providers, and consultants that meet global standards for good manufacturing practice and quality control, and which have relevant experience in the complex and evolving medtech industry.
In order to be considered for inclusion in the Qmed directory, companies must show qualification through some of the following criteria:
- ISO 9001 certification
- ISO 13485 certification
- CGMP compliance
- FDA registration
- Demonstrated experience with clients in the medical device or in vitro diagnostics space
How to Use the Qmed Directory
There are a number of different ways to use the Qmed directory to find what you need. Suppliers can be sorted by category, based on the products and services they offer, as well as alphabetically by company name. Additionally, users can search by name using the search bar near the top right corner of the page.
On individual Qmed profile pages, directory users will find an overview of the supplier company, including their contact information, qualifications, markets supplied, and services or supplies offered. Some profiles also feature product or service brochures, recent supplier news, and other resources. To learn more about a specific supplier, users can click on the “Request More Information” button in the company’s profile share their information and invite the supplier to reach out.
In addition to serving as a directory to connect medical device original equipment manufacturers with suppliers and outsource service suppliers, Qmed offers a host of educational resources to help engineers and other professionals working in medtech stay up-to-date on the latest changes in this dynamic industry. The site’s “Resource” tab features a host of webinars, white papers, videos, brochures, data sheets, and the latest news about suppliers.
For Medical Device Professionals Who Want More
Qmed is housed within the Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI) website, the primary online resource for manufacturers of medical devices and in vitro diagnostic products. For nearly 40 years, MD+DI has served up editorial content to help medtech industry professionals develop, design, and manufacture products that comply with complex and demanding regulations and evolving global market requirements. Along with our associated MD&M and BIOMEDevice portfolio of live events, including trade shows and conferences, Qmed and MD+DI provide the information and connections medtech professionals need to design, develop, and manufacture products that improve and save lives.