MAKING MEDICINE PERSONAL
Jabil Healthcare’s medical device sector provides state-of-the-art expertise in manufacturing and supply chain solutions, combined with exceptional engineering and design capabilities in the development of product solutions across a broad range of devices.
In 2020, Jabil expanded its medical device capabilities by finalizing the onboarding of 14 sites from Johnson & Johnson Medical Device Companies (JJMDC) as part of the Jabil-JJMDC strategic collaboration. The collaboration utilizes innovative manufacturing capabilities to accelerate the delivery of medical technology solutions to market.
Among the most exciting of Jabil’s expanded healthcare solutions offering is the addition of personalized medicine, allowing for the manufacture of implants that are truly customized for the patient at the Brandywine, Pennsylvania and Elmira, New York sites in the U.S., and also the Mezzovico site in Switzerland.
At the Mezzovico site, operating surgeons provide CAT scans for individual patients, which are then translated to Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) programs that mill the exact geometry to form craniofacial and mandible patient-specific implants. The Mezzovico plant has an expeditious manufacturing turnaround time of less than two days.
The collaboration utilizes innovative manufacturing capabilities to accelerate the delivery of medical technology solutions to market.
For the many highly skilled employees working at the plant, knowing their efforts are making a difference in the lives of trauma and cancer patients makes their work feel more personal and rewarding. One Mezzovico employee never imagined that one of the two-column plates she had been inspecting for 13 years in her role at the factory would one day be used to rebuild the radius and ulna bones in her arm after a road accident. The custom implants have allowed her to return to her normal life and rediscover the joy of everyday activities, like shaking hands.
Success stories of people who have benefited from having the implants inspire and motivate the extraordinary team of employees that creates them and helps to inspire their high-performance culture.