Our engineers will help you solve complex mechanical, electronics and software challenges to deliver capable and robust medical devices.

A proven range of skills for successful device development:

Mechanics

Our knowledge and experience, coupled with state of the art tools and techniques, equip us to develop reliable and robust medical devices that are safe and effective to use.

Electronics & software

Extensive capabilities in hardware and software design enable us to develop active, intelligent devices using a combination of classic ‘waterfall’ approaches and modern agile techniques.

Systems

Specialist expertise and proven methodologies help us to develop high value-added, high integrity systems across a range of healthcare industry sectors.

Truly multi-disciplinary engineering

Complete product development

From low cost, disposable inhalers to complex diagnostic systems, our approach to developing successful, reliable and innovative devices is second to none.

Our expertise spans all of the disciplines necessary for complete device development. Coupled with our 100% medical focus, this enables us to translate complex science and technologies into innovative, commercially viable medical devices that satisfy regulatory requirements and meet user needs.

Engineering driven by:

Rigour

Nothing is left to chance. We employ rigorous processes diligently and manage risk throughout.

Robustness

Our engineers are experienced in creating and optimising reliable, high-performance devices.

Innovation

Helping our clients to overcome their challenges and constraints requires innovative approaches.

Applying the right balance for the right project:

Analytical

To solve a problem you really have to understand it. Using engineering tools such as math modelling, sensitivity analysis, tolerance analysis, FEA and CFD, we build theoretical descriptions of a device, its functions and its design limits.

Empirical

We use physical models, rapid prototypes and pilot devices to inform, challenge, develop and verify design decisions. We conduct engineering investigations such as characterisation, robustness and overstress testing, through to formal design verification and release testing.

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Engineered for manufacture

From low volume production for high value systems, through small scale batch manufacture for research purposes, to ultra-high volume disposable devices, our engineers identify the best manufacturing solution for our clients’ products.

Working closely with the world’s best toolmakers, assembly equipment suppliers and device manufacturers we design products that can be produced efficiently and reliably from highly capable processes. We engineer device solutions that are as tolerant of manufacturing variability as possible, and which can be manufactured and assembled at the necessary production volumes and costs.

Our capabilities

Mechanics

Concept development and proof-of-principle prototyping

Mechanism development and optimisation

Mathematical modelling and sensitivity analysis

Knowledge of medical-grade materials and manufacturing processes

Rapid prototyping

Analytical testing and design of experiment

Computational simulation (FEA, CFD)

Design for manufacture and assembly

Procurement and qualification of mould tooling and assembly equipment

Electronics & software

System specification and architecture definition

Embedded medical device software development in assembler, C and high level languages

Smartphone, tablet and PC application development

Wireless medical device connectivity

Medical device security

High-speed digital and analogue circuit design and simulation

Low-power battery powered electronics and software for hand-held medical devices

Programmable logic design

Schematic capture and circuit board design

Systems

Systems engineering

Requirements capture, definition and management

Integrating multiple technologies and sub-systems into one coherent product

Safety-critical architectures

Closed-loop control systems

Micro-fluidics

Sensors and actuators

Optics

Human interfaces

Disposables and retained units

Design verification and validation