Providing fasteners to the medical sector requires a unique level of engineering that meets extremely stringent regulatory requirements. Fasteners for medical equipment must provide the utmost in hygiene, sensitivity and reliability. Typically, fasteners will require additional features such as nylon coatings, or may only be available from one approved supplier. The approach towards supplying parts for the production of this life saving equipment must be methodical.
Medical supply chains can be just as stringent, with a lot of medical diagnostic equipment manufactured or assembled in clean rooms. Therefore, suppliers to the industry must be able to match the sanitary processes of the production operation, to ensure every fastener is decontaminated. Due to these multiple supply and engineering demands, manufacturers in the industry require expertise, versatility and consistency from fastener providers.
Stability for what matters
Optimas has provided fastener engineering solutions to the medical industry for decades, supplying over 23 million components to customers every year. Dedicated teams, who are highly trained in the regulatory standards and hygiene procedures within the industry, work closely with customers to enhance efficiency and uphold quality standards. Optimas is well acquainted with the latest industry guidelines set out by institutions such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and integrates fully with the specialist supply chains employed by manufacturers in the industry.
Taking into account the unique factors that affect the industry - such as copy exact - we have the unique capability to take full control of your medical supply chain; from logistics and implementation to quality and engineering. Hygienic materials, such as stainless steel and nylon can be specified, or alternatively, we can integrate into your existing supply arrangements, consolidating your suppliers into one convenient source.
Medical Industry Engagement Highlights
- We have an in-depth understanding of the regulatory requirements inherent to the medical industry and know how to adapt to customer needs.
- We help companies navigate FDA approval processes when parts or suppliers change.
- We have medical industry-specific teams who take a proactive, integrated approach to fastener partnership.
- Our global network gives us the flexibility to scale operations, allowing us to tackle unforeseen challenges anywhere in the world.