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TRSE20181011001

A Swedish innovative label company is looking for a subcontractor for assembling, testing and packaging of a medical device.

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ABSTRACT

A Swedish SME in the graphical and technical label business is looking for a subcontracting partner for a medical device called body patch. The tasks for the subcontractor is to assembly, test and complete the packaging of the device. A light version of cleanroom environment is required as well as production according to relevant standards. Initially the device can be assembled manually but a semi-or fully automated production line is envisaged.


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The Swedish family owned label company is located in the southern part of Sweden. Their core business is divided into two segments, graphical and technical labels. On technical label business they are chosen by several bigger customers worldwide to produce body patches for measuring different signals from the body. To the body patch an electronical device is connected which communicates with cell phones via Bluetooth.
The Swedish company will supply all the material, fixtures and all layers needed to build this medical device. The build-up of this product is different layers of materials that shall be assembled together in sequential steps, where all steps are using fixtures. For one step a ultra-sonic weld machine is used (the machine is supported by customer) to weld plastic and printed electronics together. The final step in the assembling is testing and packaging. Assembled parts are tested by the assembly team, packaged and shipped to the Swedish company.
They are now looking for a subcontractor who will assemble above mentioned medical device parts/body patch.


Partner expertise sought:

- Type of partner sought: - Customer segment for this type of products are medical device, the products are listed at FDA.
- The environment needed for assembling this product is controlled environment, a light version of a cleanroom. Filter class 9 for the ventilation and with an overpressure in the room where the assembling is done
- Assembling requires a quality mindset according to ISO 9000 from the operator and assembling is repetitive.
- Target cycle time at moment at existing assembly lines (in Sweden and China) is ~15 second per product
- The actual volume moment is 1,4 million, the volume is robust and output each week following a forecast. Estimated yearly volume is 2-3 million.
- The target price for assembling is approximately 0,45 Euro/pc.
- Specific area of activity of the partner: The Swedish company is now searching for a subcontractor who can assemble medical device part named body patch. The Swedish label company will supply all the material, fixtures and all layers needed to build a body patch. Assembled parts are tested by the assembly team, packaged and shipped back to the Swedish company. They would like to enter into a subcontracting agreement with a reliable subconstructor and build a long-term relationship. A semi or full automated assembly line is prefered by the Swedish SME


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KEY INFORMATION

Country of origin
SWEDEN
Profile date
16/10/2018
Deadline
17/10/2019

PARTNERSHIP(S) SOUGHT

Manufacturing agreement

CLASSIFICATIONS

INDUSTRY SECTORS
Industrial Manufacture \ Life Sciences \ Biosciences and Health \ Textiles, Leather & Footwear \ Drug Discovery and Drug Development \ Diagnostics
TECHNOLOGY KEYWORDS
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES / Medicine, Human Health / Medical Technology / Biomedical Engineering
COMMERCIAL KEYWORDS
Manufacture of other articles of paper and paperboard / Manufacture of other plastic products
MARKET KEYWORDS
MEDICAL/HEALTH RELATED / Other Medical/Health Related / Monitoring equipment

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Contact Enterprise Europe Network Scotland by email at info@enterprise-europe-scotland.com, quoting reference number TRSE20181011001