The medical factory station is a unique and important facility to every medical group in the galaxy. Unlike medical research stations or regular factories, these stations are designed for the sole purpose of creating the different medical necessities. With this purpose in mind, these stations were built with cleanliness, efficiency, and practical perfection at the top of the priorities list. If these were ignored when being designed, then producers would run the risk of producing contaminated materials and tools that would infect millions across the universe.
As an example of just how important this is, the designers built many rooms to disinfect and clean not only the employees manning the machinery and working within the assembly lines, but the materials and parts as well. Keeping the tools sterile is important too and the station designers incorporated various methods of doing so as station features. With all these advancements and precautions taken, it gives the medical factions one less thing to worry about.
In terms of defense, the station is pretty much an easy target. It has two concussion missiles launchers that would merely irritate most attackers instead of repel them. It maybe enough to scare away the random pirate attack, but definitely not a determined attacker. The designers suggest that a squad of well equipped and well trained fighters be close by, as well as a defensive fleet comprised of a few strong capital ships; otherwise this expensive and fragile station would be just another floating hunk of durasteel in the galaxy.