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Medical Device Industry Trends to Watch

Nov 13, 2021 | General, Medical Device, Medical Device Testing, Microbiology, Package Testing, Regulatory, Technical Expertise

The medical device industry is constantly evolving, driven by advancements in technology, changing healthcare needs, and a growing focus on patient-centric care. As we look ahead to 2024 and beyond, several key trends are poised to shape the future of the medical device industry. In this article, we’ll explore these trends and how they are set to revolutionize the healthcare landscape.

Minimally Invasive Devices

One of the most significant trends in the medical device industry is the continued development of minimally invasive devices. These innovations are designed to minimize the risk of infection, reduce large scars, and accelerate patient recovery rates. The key breakthrough here is the ability of new devices to enable surgeons to make smaller incisions, drastically changing how surgery is performed.

Minimally invasive procedures have become increasingly popular due to their many benefits. Patients experience less pain, shorter hospital stays, and quicker returns to their daily lives. Surgeons can perform complex procedures with great precision, all while minimizing trauma to the patient’s body. As technology continues to advance, we can expect further refinements in minimally invasive devices, expanding their application to a wider range of medical procedures.


Wearable devices have been making waves in the consumer market for years, and their influence is extending into the medical sector. In 2018, the Apple Watch was classified as a Class II medical device, marking a significant milestone in the convergence of technology and healthcare. However, what’s truly exciting is the growing interest among medical device creators in incorporating technology into wearable medical devices.

These medical wearables go beyond counting steps or monitoring heart rate. They include advanced ECG monitors, bio patches that track vital signs, and more. Wearable medical devices offer continuous monitoring and real-time data collection, enabling healthcare professionals to gain deeper insights into patient health. As these devices become more sophisticated and accessible, they have the potential to revolutionize remote patient monitoring, chronic disease management, and early disease detection.

Have an Idea for a Class II Medical Device? Work with WuXi AppTec

As these exciting trends unfold in the medical device industry, it’s essential for innovators and healthcare professionals to stay informed and collaborate with leading companies in the field. WuXi AppTec is at the forefront of medical device manufacturing, offering a wide range of capabilities to bring your ideas to life. Whether you have a concept for a novel Class II medical device or need support in navigating the process, our team is here to assist you.

While we don’t have in-house design expertise, we can match you with the right resources to get your device off the ground. Then, when you’re ready for manufacturing, we’ll take the stress off your plate with our robust capabilities. We adhere to high-quality manufacturing practices and have a range of certifications to hold us to the highest standards in Class II medical device manufacturing. Additionally, our St. Paul, Minnesota facility is ISO 13485 certified, meets ISO 14644-1 class 7 cleanroom standards, and maintains accreditations with the American Association of Tissue Banks. We also maintain global regulatory compliance with the FDA and ISO governing bodies.

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