Medical & Bio-Medical


UMAI’s specialty is providing HMLV (High Mix Low Volume) customers with end-to-end manufacturing services from design through system build and drop ship. Medical and bio-medical is a key sector for us and has many special needs:

Product safety is paramount and strictly regulated. As a result, this sector requires very high and consistent quality and reliability. And since quality and reliability is controlled by test, thorough testing is important. UMAI offers you best-in-class test equipment backed by expert resources, for testing the most complex product at any stage from prototype to volume production. Click on Test for details.

Also, UMAI has a special, long-term record-keeping program for its medical and bio-medical customers, to aid traceability and process validation record-keeping requirements.

The safety and test issues also mean DFM (Design For Manufacturing) and DFT (Design For Test) are key. Also, typically, medical and bio-medical OEMs are not large, prefer turnkey manufacturing, but are in the difficult HMLV category. Those make it even more crucial to work with a CM/EMS who has proven expertise in solving the DFM/DFT issues of small OEMs, who provides education and analyses upfront, and fast, responsive support, especially during the NPI stage. These are UMAI’s forte.

Also, final system test of medical products can be complex and expensive. Pinpointing defects at this stage can require much expert time and be costly. To solve this, UMAI has an Agilent 3070 In-Circuit Tester that pinpoints defects in seconds. Also medical products often have custom BGAs. UMAI uses its Agilent 3070 to test BGAs electrically, and its 3D X-Ray tester to test BGA solder joints in depth. UMAI also has a BGA repair station.

Judge how well UMAI excels in fulfilling all these requirements by the number of very satisfied medical and biomedical customers we have, as evidenced by their testimonials.

Examples of customers in this sector include OEMs of the following products:

  • Global leader of cardiac devices
  • CR radiology products
  • Molecular diagnostic systems
  • Multifunction SEMG for chiropractors

Understanding and facilitating the rigid requirements of the Medical Industry is tough but UMAI is able to achieve this on a regular basis and save me time and money…proper documentation, outstanding attention to detail and as a result outstanding yield…worked with me through the best and worst situations and has provided a level of service that is unsurpassed. Never has the level of service been influenced by cost, payment or otherwise.”

— Materials Manager

Medical OEM

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