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Choosing a Chinese Manufacturer for Your New Hardware Product

At some point in the journey to creating and selling a new hardware product, your product crosses that magical, albeit challenging, step into ready-for-manufacturing.

These days, many of the potential factories to choose from are in China. There are compelling reasons to consider selecting one of these, but there are also many important things to know and do to ensure a smooth process and a successful result. And you certainly don’t want to end up losing money, or even losing control over your product's IP (intellectual property).

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Creating A Mobile Medical Tool? Start With a Smartphone or Tablet

Some classic medical testing and diagnostic tools are quite affordable and portable, like the stethoscope often looped around a doctor’s neck, or the "pulse-ox" meter that clamps onto the tip of a patient's finger. Others can be the size of a desk, and cost anywhere from tens to hundreds of thousand of dollars, making them difficult to impossible to bring and use in field and remote locations.

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