The term "miniaturization" is widely accepted in our vernacular as a positive step in product development. Reducing components to create less space, product footprint and more affordable medical devices are ongoing objectives for manufacturers today. Jabil strives to integrate new innovative technologies into product design and manufacturing as continual miniaturization of medical devices is a focus of the healthcare thought process.
Miniaturization is a constantly moving target. Once a novel, new technology sets a higher bar for miniaturization standards, the next ambitious goal is to achieve an even thinner and smaller device. Industry trends, including minimally invasive surgical devices and home health care delivery, demand more sophisticated medical portable devices and easy-to-use electronics which may not be a core competency of medical device manufacturers.