Oakland, Calif. - Digicom Electronics, Inc., a technology and quality driven electronics manufacturing services (EMS) company, announces that the white paper, What Medical Device Companies Need to Consider in Selecting an EMS Company, is now available on the Digicom Electronics website at www.digicom.org/selecting-ems-company.html. The article discusses the factors that contribute to a successful contract electronics manufacturing relationship and the things a medical device company needs to keep in mind and consider during the selection process. The article details the steps to take in selecting the contract manufacturer best suited to handle the design, prototyping, material selection and purchasing, manufacturing, test, process validation, shipping and logistics, and/or other special needs of a medical device company. Information ranges from checking for certifications such as ISO 13485:2003 medical devices quality and quality system regulation 21 CFR 820, to the board cleaning processes used, to handling process validation.
"Although most EMS companies perform the same basic services, every EMS is different," explained Mo Ohady, general manager, Digicom Electronics. "You can tell when you walk into a place, examine the equipment and processes, and speak to the people. It's important to use due diligence in choosing an EMS company, but the rewards can be great. A properly functioning EMS brings decades of experience and knowledge to embrace and enhance the product you want to build in a time-efficient and cost-effective manner. Making the wrong choice could damage or destroy your company's relationship with its customers, its reputation in the market, and even its standing in the financial community."