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Medical Devices in Mexico: Market Insights, Regulations, and Innovation

Mexico has become a key player in medical device manufacturing due to its strategic location, skilled workforce, and competitive manufacturing costs. The favorable regulatory environment and commitment to innovation and compliance standards further boost its attractiveness to global companies. The market is well-positioned for significant growth.

Medical Device Market in Mexico

The medical device market in Mexico is thriving, with significant contributions from its strategic location, cost efficiency, skilled labor force and robust IP Protections. The market is poised for continued growth, it is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.6% in local currency terms from 2022 to 2027, translating to a market size of approximately $9.3 billion by 2027. This growth is fueled by regulatory amendments, nearshoring trends, and increasing health expenditures.

Market Size and Growth

As oMexico's annual exports of medical equipment and supplies were valued at $12.5 billion in 2023. As of 2023, Mexico's medical device market was valued at approximately $15.6 billion. The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.3% in local currency terms and 6.8% in US dollar terms from 2022 to 2027. This growth is expected to bring the market size to approximately $19.7 billion by 2027.

Mexico's Medical Device Export Powerhouse

Thriving Medical Device Manufacturing in Baja California: A Flourishing Hub of Innovation and Efficiency

Baja California, particularly Tijuana, is a significant hub for medical device manufacturing, housing over 70 companies and accounting for a substantial portion of the country's exports. The region is known for producing a wide range of medical supplies and devices, including nebulizers, oxygen sensors, catheters, and disposable surgical tools. The region employs approximately 80,000 workers, with over 55,000 in Tijuana, making it the largest industry concentration in North America.

Baja California continues to be a leading hub for medical device manufacturing and is home to the Medical Device Cluster of the Californias and the Cali-Baja Biotech Cluster. These clusters represent over 850 companies, including those in San Diego, Imperial Valley, and Baja California.

Top medical device companies in Mexico include Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Stryker, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD), Siemens Healthineers, and Cardinal Health. Mexico nearshoring offers robust engineering capabilities, intellectual property protection, quality control, and safety certification, especially for manufacturing sensitive products for the U.S., Canada, and European markets. Manufacturing medical devices in Mexico maintains the same quality and safety standards as domestic production while benefiting from a 40-60% savings in labor costs.

 

Cali-Baja Biotech Cluster

This important industry cluster represents over 800 companies and includes San Diego, Imperial Valley and Baja California. Tijuana is North America’s leader with the largest concentration of employees in medical device manufacturing and medical device supply, while San Diego, Tijuana’s northern neighbor, is the 5th largest Life Sciences technology hub in the US.

 

Medical Device Sectors & Products Made In Mexico

  • Contract manufacturing
  • Medical supply
  • Dentures
  • Electronic thermometers
  • Hemodialysis components
  • Infusion pumps
  • IV administration sets
  • Lenses
  • Nebulizers
  • Orthopedic braces
  • Oximeters
  • Pacemakers
  • Single use medical supplies
  • Stents
  • Surgical kits and equipment
  • Urinary catheters
  • Wheelchairs
  • X-ray film marking systems
  • … and more!
Medical Device Industry Mexico Highlights

Low-Cost, Highly Skilled Medical Device Workforce

Nurturing Expertise: Collaborative Workforce Development for Excellence in Medical Device Manufacturing

Regional governments have designed qualification courses for its workforce where they are required to complete extensive training courses which boost their productivity and allow them to learn about the industry's high standard requirements such as US FDA regulations. Countless technical schools have been established in the region where the workforce is trained according to the specifications of the medical device manufacturing industry. These collaborative efforts result in highly skilled and experienced workforce, with over 50,000+ engineering students.

Medical Device Industry Mexico Highlights

  • Knowledge and technology transfer capabilities
  • The products are  FDA Class I, II and III
  • Medical device products cluster integration
  • R&D is oriented to improve product, processes and work methods
  • Class 100 to 100,000 clean rooms
  • Modern logistics infrastructure and communication development in the region

At Co-Production International, Inc. we know what makes the medical device industry tick. From the delicate quality control standards and safety regulations governing medical device manufacturing, we know how to make the pro-business environment of Mexico work to your advantage.

We invite manufacturers of medical devices, from high-tech imaging equipment to catheters and everything in between, to see how Baja California can be your Mexican frontier to success.

Medical Device Manufacturing in Mexico - White Paper Download

Download White Paper:

Exploring Nearshore Expansion: Unveiling Mexico's Potential for Medical Device Manufacturing

This white paper aims to guide executives in comprehending the advantages of expanding their operations to a nearshore location, with a specific analysis of Mexico as a prime candidate for medical device manufacturing endeavors. Furthermore, the paper will delve into the well-established medical device sectors in both Mexico and Tijuana, Baja California.

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Contact us today at (855) 480-0837 to learn how we can provide you with expert support every step of the way, from exploration to setup and beyond. With our extensive experience providing Shelter Services in Mexico, we'll ensure the success of your manufacturing operation in Mexico.
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ico flag usaUSA Corporate Office
Ph: 619.429.4344 / 855.480.0837
8716 Sherwood Terrace
San Diego, CA 92154 USA

ico flag usaMéxico Corporate Office
Tel.: 664.454.3330
Boulevard Agua Caliente 4558
Int. 701, Colonia Aviación
C.P. 22014, Baja California
info@co-production.net

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Av. Benito Juárez 1102 Col. Centro
Piso 4 Torre Sur, Oficina 432
Monterrey, Nuevo León 64000, Mexico
info@co-production.net

ico flag usaUSA Corporate Office
Ph: 619.429.4344 / 855.480.0837
8716 Sherwood Terrace
San Diego, CA 92154 USA

ico flag usaMéxico Corporate Office
Tel.: 664.454.3330
Boulevard Agua Caliente 4558
Int. 701, Colonia Aviación
C.P. 22014, Baja California
info@co-production.net

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Av. Benito Juárez 1102 Col. Centro
Piso 4 Torre Sur, Oficina 432
Monterrey, Nuevo León 64000, Mexico
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