A Common Myth in Medical Device Manufacturing: Line Transfers Are Easy

by Amy Jeary

Line transfers are a common occurrence in the medical device industry. However, many people believe that line transfers are easy. This is a misconception. Line transfers can be complex and time-consuming, and there are many pitfalls that can derail a project:

1. Trusting Outdated Processes

Line transfers often involve a lot of moving parts, and it is important to have a clear understanding of all the steps involved. If you underestimate the complexity of the transfer or have an over reliance on outdated processes, you may end up running into problems down the road.

2. Thinking All Line Transfers Are the Same

This is not true. Each line transfer is unique, and it is important to tailor the approach to the specific project. Testing and validation criteria need to be well thought out and deliberately discussed prior to any move to avoid complications throughout the process.

3. Supply Chain Management

Single-source vendors and basic supply chain management is often overlooked. As a product line is moved from one facility to another a lot of vulnerabilities become discovered.

Partnering with an experienced CDMO can help you avoid the common pitfalls and keep your project on track. Click here for more resources, including detailed guidance on line transfers from Tariq Abalis, Vice President of Business Development.  Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you bring your product to market.