How to Choose a Medical Contract Manufacturer

Class 1 Medical DevicesDeciding on the ideal medical contract manufacturer (CM) can be a difficult process, as there are many aspects to consider. Medical device CMs play a critical role in the medical device manufacturing process for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) whether it’s a need for casting and molding, R&D design, or custom packaging. As a medical instrument company looking for the right medical CM to outsource to, you need to know what will determine a successful partnership.

High-Quality Manufacturing with ISO 13485 Certification

A high-quality system alongside the essential credentials, such as ISO 13485 and MedAccred, as well as having a risk mitigation plan in place is invaluable to OEMs. Having these essential certifications hold CMs to certain requirements that keep them consistently meeting regulatory standards as well as satisfying their customers’ needs. It also means that CMs with these credentials have invested the time, effort, and money to ensure that their quality systems are equivalent or exceed others in their field. Quality is often one of the most important factors in any decision regarding medical devices, so choosing a CM with all the essential accreditations, FDA compliance, and quality focus will save you both time and money in the long run.

A Medical Contract Manufacturer That is a Partner

Great customer service makes all the difference no matter what industry you are in but when medical devices are concerned, responsiveness and open communication are critical. The ability to speak to a real human, not an operator (and the right person to answer your question at that!) will make a CM stand out among their competition. After making initial contact with the business development team, ask to take a tour of the facility and at that time discuss some specific questions with the engineering team. At this juncture, their expertise, as well as their method of communication to your inquiries, will indicate how business will operate throughout the partnership.

Geo-Location and Company Size

Location, location, location. It may seem cliche but the geo-location of the CM will significantly affect the overall cost and quality of the final product as well as the company’s responsiveness. In today’s business environment large companies typically are unwilling to make changes in their process or to client projects in order to accommodate the customer’s requirement. While there may be specific situations in which outsourcing overseas may be the best fit your OEM company, choosing a domestic company that will move quickly with new projects, meet volume requirements and provides on-time delivery will offer the flexibility and reliability needed for a great long-term partnership.

Cleanroom Capabilities

Why should an OEM select a medical device contract manufacturer that has cleanroom capabilities? Simple. CMs with cleanroom capabilities have a lower risk of contamination when devices are fabricated in cleanrooms because all product is treated as if it were a sterile product. Devices made in cleanrooms tend to be better quality and manufacturers often have a higher skill level and diligently take care of the devices throughout the manufacturing process.

Good Contract Manufacturers Will Work With You

It is critical that a CM has a clear understanding of what the OEM’s overall goals are and that they are willing to work with them to better understand and achieve those goals. A CM that can do that, will ultimately be the best fit. Price will always be an important factor in choosing the right CM for your project but other criteria play an equally significant role in forming a long-term and profitable partnership. If you are interested in requesting a sample of BMP Medical’s work or you want to start a conversation with one of the experts, we would love to hear about your project.



Plastic Products Catalog

BMP Medical is a quality manufacturer of plastic consumables and plastic products for research and medical diagnostic laboratories. Our products are manufactured to the highest quality standards. We offer a wide selection of products sold through the world’s premier laboratory distributors.

Non-Sterile and Sterile Centrifuge Bottles

  • Available with standard caps for low-speed work and sealing caps for high-speed applications
  • Caps have a built-in gripper to facilitate removal from the rotor
  • Extra thick walls for durability-resistant to most chemicals
  • Wide mouth design makes filling and decanting easier
These precision molded centrifuge bottles are available in polycarbonate or polypropylene. For low speed applications the bottles provide excellent value for large volume/large batch centrifugation procedures. For high-speed work, the easy-to-use Noryl® (Noryl® is a registered trademark of General Electric Company) sealing caps with silicone O-rings enable leak-free processing at high centrifugal forces over long durations. Bottles must be filled to 80% of capacity. Centrifuge bottles may be autoclaved at 121ºC at 15 psi for 20 minutes. Caps should be placed on the bottles without engaging the threads. Bottles are qualified to the rated g-forces using Sorvall® (Sorvall® is a registered trademark of Kendro Laboratory Products) and Fiberlite® (Fiberlite® is a registered trademark of Piramoon Technologies Inc.) high-speed rotors, tested at 20ºC, with bottles filled to 80% of capacity. Failure to use the correct rotor cushion or adapter will shorten the life of the bottle and may prevent achievement of the maximum rated RCF and/or bottle failure. Prolonged autoclaving and reuse may cause stress cracks, crazing or bottle discoloration.
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Sterile Centrifuge Bottles 
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Non-sterile Centrifuge Bottles

Cytology Funnels Category

BMP Medical Cytology Funnels for the Shandon CytoSpin® Centrifuge BMP Medical Cytology Funnels are the functional equivalent of the Thermo Shandon CytoFunnel®. Fully compatible with the Shandon CytoSpin Centrifuge, BMP Medical Cytology Funnels can be used to deposit a thin layer of cells in a clearly defined area of a microscope slide. The filter card absorbs any excess fluid. Operation is identical to those supplied by Shandon and easy-to-follow instructions are included in each pack. All products sold in case quantities only.


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Metal Cytology
Funnel Clips

Double Cytology Funnels

Double Cytology Funnels

Single Cytology Funnels

Single Cytology Funnels

Hemodrop Blood Dispenser

The Hemodrop is designed to reduce the risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens in the Hematology laboratory. To prepare a manual differential smear, a drop of blood needs to be dispensed onto a glass slide from the specimen tube. Simply puncture the rubber stopper with the Hemodrop, and then invert and press gently onto the slide. A single drop of blood will be dispensed and the slide is ready. No more removing the stopper and manually putting a drop on the slide to test blood.  

Multipurpose Containers

These high-quality non-graduated lab containers are designed for the collection, transport, and storage of specimens and samples. Tight fitting lids prevent leaks and odors. Ideal for storing biologically hazardous samples for terminal autoclaving before disposal. Molded from various materials. The stackable containers are resistant to freezing and boiling.


Translucent Multipurpose


Polypropylene Beakers

Polypropylene Beakers are resistant to most commonly used laboratory reagents, including a variety of strong acids, bases, and organic solvents, these high quality polypropylene beakers are the premier choice for scientific laboratory applications. All beakers are transparent for clear content visibility and graduated for easily estimating volumes. Molded-in pouring spouts, and a rolled lip, for a dripless working environment. Autoclavable to 121ºC ( 248ºF).
Polypropylene Beaker

Specimen Collection

For specimen collection and transport, this system provides disposable products for the convenient collection, delivery, and testing of urine specimens. A plastic cup is provided for specimen collection and the pressure sensitive patient identification labels have ample writing space. The lightweight transport rack is small and easy to carry yet provides space for up to 20 tubes with labels and caps. The tubes are made of sturdy polystyrene and are safe for centrifuging. The flared top permits the use of a midget urinometer ensuring a tight cap fit.   
Specimen Collection Kit

Tissue & Ultra Tissue Grinders

We offer two lines of tissue grinders for the clinical lab and research lab. The standard product is all plastic and is designed to grind softer tissues such as liver and spleen. The Ultra tissue grinder line has a vitrified tip and is designed for tougher material such as muscle or bone. Both lines are delivered sterile sealed Tyvek® (Tyvek® is a registered trademark of DuPont) package.

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Tissue Grinders

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Ultra Tissue

Urine Sedimentation System

BMP Medical, a manufacturer of diagnostic products, has a full line of urinalysis disposables. We offer the components separately, or in various kit sizes and configurations. The line is built around our 10-chambered Decislide which is made out of optically clear acrylic. It can take 10 individual samples on the same slide eliminating the need for a new slide for each sample.


Urine Sedimentation

Urine Sedimentation