What is a Medical Device OEM?

A medical OEM is an acronym for an Original Equipment Manufacturer that produces medical devices. Medical OEMs are an important part of the medical device manufacturing industry. Because medical devices come in a wide range of instruments, apparatuses, implements, objects, implants, machines, even software or types of material, the medical device manufacturing industry is a vital sector of the economy. One that provides services and products utilized by and in support of global healthcare systems. The medical OEM functions similarly as other OEMs, but there are a number of FAQs that define its unique role in the medical device industry. Specifically:

What is a Medical Device OEM?
A medical device OEM manufacturer designs, engineers and manufactures complete products and systems. Some OEMs also manufacture sub-assemblies or component parts. Other manufacturers purchase these and assemble them into their products. It is not unusual for OEMs to perform all of these functions: parts manufacture, sub-assembly, and final production.

Such a wide range of medical devices constitutes the medical device manufacturing industry, one that continues to expand to meet the demand of global populations. Medical OEMs produce the instrumentation and equipment specifically designed for diagnoses and treatments of patients worldwide. Whether it’s surgical instrument trays or implants, simple tongue depressors, or advanced imaging systems, medical device OEMs plays an important, if not vital, role in the healthcare industry.

What is the Meaning of OEM?
An Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), broadly defined, is a company that produces components for itself, or for use by another company (sometimes referred to as a VAR, i.e., value-added reseller) to sell or incorporate into another product for resale. A component can be a part or finished product depending on the needs and specifications of the reseller. OEMs provide Contract Manufacturing (CM) services for developers, designers, entrepreneurs, individuals, and companies who do not have the capacity or production means to manufacture a device or component. This is a particularly common method of production in the medical device industry. OEM CMs can manufacture, assemble, package and ship on behalf of their clients.

What is a Medical OEM?
A medical OEM is a company that manufacturers medical related equipment or devices, finished or component parts. Because of stringent regulatory oversight of the medical device industry, medical OEMs offer a broader range of product services such as validation and verification, design and engineering, etc., in conjunction with their manufacturing capacity.

What is Medical Device Outsourcing?
Outsourcing is the practice of one company contracting out operational activities and services to another company. It is a method which allows one company to cut operational and manufacturing costs by contracting those functions to another company to perform for less. As a business model and market, global medical device manufacturing outsourcing is a standard practice in the industry. Outsourcing can include any number of services that range from product testing to design and development to production, packaging, and distribution.

What is Own-Brand Labeling?
An OBL, or Own-Brand Labeler, is a practice where products are manufactured by an OEM and then sold under the name, trademark, or brand label of another company. OBL is also referred to as a Private Labeler, and in the UK by statute as “Virtual Manufacturing.” In the medical device industry, OBLs are not part of or involved with the manufacturing of a particular device from an OEM. The responsibility of the design, validation, and verification, production, manufacturing, and packaging are provided by the OEM. The OBL then purchases the components or finished products from OEMs to market and sell under their own name.

If you want to learn more about medical device OEMs, read a former blog post What is a Medical Device Contract Manufacturing Service Company?

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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.  
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Hemodrop

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.


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Translucent Multipurpose
Containers

Polypropylene Beakers

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).
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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. 

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Commode Specimen
Collection Systems

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24 Hour Urine Containers

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24 Hour Urine Containers with Spout

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
Grinders

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.

 

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Urine Sedimentation
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