For eight years, Medical Product Outsourcing’s conference series has provided the medical device industry with the most comprehensive programs addressing critical medical device outsourcing and manufacturing issues. For 2013, MPO’s newest location is Salt Lake City, Utah. The MPO Summit Salt Lake City, held at the Grand America hotel, will tap into the state’s innovative and growing medical device market. Utah’s life-sciences industry boasts more than 26,800 employees, making it a leader among Western states for life-science businesses per capita and second for overall industry growth. Companies such as C.R. Bard, Becton Dickinson, Boston Scientific, Edwards Lifesciences, Fresenius, ICU Medical and Merit Medical are just a few of the medical device firms already doing business in Utah. In addition, state universities bring in more than $400 million annually in research grants. Building from such impressive statistics, this interactive networking and educational event will gather local and out-of-state industry experts—OEMs, contract manufacturers, suppliers, consultants, members of the investment community and academia from inside and outside of the state—for a unique forum to discuss timely industry topics and provide tools to compete and grow in today’s challenging business climate.
Medical Product Outsourcing is the only global magazine dedicated to the growing trend of medical device outsource manufacturing. Our in-depth coverage includes comprehensive feature articles, industry news, trends and other developments pertinent to the contract manufacturer-OEM relationship. MPO examines the increasingly complex and demanding requirements of managing outsourcing partnerships. From regulatory mandates to market shifts to legal concerns, each issue is filled with relevant content to help device manufacturers and their vendors stay informed about the industry. In addition, the industry is relying on outsource partners to help shorten the supply chain and reduce inventory and costs.