Sometimes an innovation out of a contract manufacturer is truly disruptive when it comes to its potential for the medical device industry.
Chris Newmarker, Managing EditorPeople sometimes make the mistake of viewing innovation as the product of a few geniuses and mavericks. But in fact, it is often the result of teamwork, as the writer Walter Isaacson brilliantly explained in The Innovators, his 2014 book about the digital revolution.
Whether it was teams of people at IBM or Microsoft or Apple, the digital revolution was the result of the efforts of many people, Issacson wrote.
The same thing can be said about medical device innovation, too. Medtech advances are often the result of collaboration, and contract manufacturers are increasingly being brought into the fold to actively contribute.
Here are seven recent innovations out of medtech contract manufacturers that have the potential to truly benefit the industry.
Senior editor Heather Thompson contributed to this story.