At-home healthcare is quickly becoming the new norm. Remote healthcare and testing are predicted to grow at an alarming rate, with experts claiming that telemedicine has advanced by a decade in the last year.
Medical kitting services, specifically developed for at-home usage, is one industry that continues to flourish. With the use of at-home antigen tests, COVID-19 has brought at-home testing to the forefront, and the need for quick, accessible therapies is continuing to grow.
With the industry growing, it’s critical to understand the production of medical, healthcare, and diagnostic kitting products, and the benefits of outsourcing this service for customers and businesses alike.
What Is Medical Kitting?
Medical kitting is the process of combining multiple medical devices into a single package to create a medical kit. These kits can include items like saliva swabs, blood collection devices and biohazard bags.
Companies combine individual medical devices and package them together for hospitals, surgery centers, physician’s offices, healthcare agencies, and at-home use. Examples of medical kits that are assembled and packaged by businesses are first-aid kits, home healthcare products, food sensitivity test kits, antibody test kits, spot collection kits, and even ancestry tracing swab kits.
Modern medical device assembling technologies must meet product regulatory criteria; therefore, it is critical to examine the product's purpose when deciding the most efficient way to put it together. A temperature controlled blood collection kit, for example, must have a biohazard bag and a collection tube, as well as a protective foam interior to ensure product integrity when in transit.
What are the different types of assembly?
Medical Kitting or assembly allow businesses to create kits in a more efficient and timely manner. It is usually performed manually by an operator and can be time and labour intensive. However, semi-automated and automated solutions are available to speed up the process.
- Manual assembly is mostly done by humans using their natural ability, skill, dexterity, and judgement.
- Semi-automated assembly is when humans and robots both work on the same assembly system or line. Planning a semi-automated assembly line means to allocate the assembly processes on humans and robots and optimise the operating sequence.
- Automated assembly is when automated and mechanised devices perform various processes in creating a single item/product.
Mechanical systems are typically designed to perform fixed repetitive motions, like the fixed sequences needed for assembling parts and products.
Reasons why you should outsource your medical kitting
As the demand for medical kitting services and the shipment of home healthcare devices grow, external providers are becoming the new go-to for diagnostic and precision medicine companies looking to reach the growing demand of customers looking for at-home testing, medicine, and healthcare devices.
The practice of contracting out medical device operations and processes to third-party companies is known as outsourcing, this can have a lot of advantages from cost advantages and increased efficiency to being able to focus on core areas, having access to skilled resources and information.
The financial savings that outsourcing delivers are the most obvious and visible benefit therefore, you can complete kit assembly task for less money and with higher quality.
Increased efficiency & expertise
When you outsource your company needs, they bring years of medical kitting experience and skill in delivering difficult similar projects to the table.
Focus on core areas
Outsourcing your med kitting frees up your time and allows you to concentrate on other aspects of the business.
Access to skilled employees & resources
The resourcing requirements will be taken care of by your outsourced partner, their employees are well-educated in their respective medical fields and have prior experience handling the specific demands of companies looking to outsource.
An outsource partners will have regulatory advisors who specialise in your targeted market who will guide you through the certification process, which includes product classification and determination of the suitable conformity assessment path for your product.
Why Choose Titan as Your Diagnostic Kitting Partner
Titan Solutions in an ISO 13485:2016 certified facility for the assembly of medical testing kits for the medical device and in-vitro diagnostics industry. We offer a wide range of customised kitting solutions for biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices that require the packing of multiple components into one self-contained package.
Our team collaborates with you to develop a kit that best serves your product specifications and end-user requirements. We have a broad portfolio of experience and services therefore, we are ready to help you in meeting demand, improving distribution, increasing efficiency, and expanding your company. We ensure the highest level of quality, every time.