Understanding fundamental principles
By exploring the first principles of any science, or identifying a mature or emerging technology, we look to see what can be adapted or applied to provide a fast-track solution.
Finding or creating appropriate technology
We regularly create new intellectual property for our clients. Our staff are named inventors on hundreds of patents belonging to many of the world’s leading pharmaceutical and device companies.
Translating science into approved products
Having sourced or invented an appropriate technology, we translate this into commercially viable products which are robust, reliable, safe and manufacturable.
A depth of understanding
It’s essential to have scientists and technologists within a project team who appreciate the impact of product design decisions on the underpinning science and technology, and vice versa.
That’s why we employ PhD and Master level scientists with experience across a range of disciplines including biology, chemistry, material science and physics.
Our approach to science is supported by focused research, theoretical analysis and physical testing.
Science from start to finish
Medical device design and development is a balancing act in which the underlying science has to deliver within constraints imposed by engineering, manufacturing, costs and usability.
As physical science underpins almost all of the medical device development work we do, gaining a good understanding early on improves the chances of achieving a successful product on time and to budget.
Academic literature research
Mathematical modelling analysis
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
Finite element analysis (including temporal modelling) and algorithm development
Heat transfer and temperature control
Aerosol transport for dry powders and liquid sprays
Multiphase mixing and interactions
Dynamic mechanism modelling and multidimensional system modelling
Define, build and test
Review and interpretation of directives, industry guidance documents and best practice
Definition and refinement of design inputs
Test method and fixture design, development and validation
Proof-of-princple testing and characterisation
Design verification testing
Analysis and interpretation of data
Ability to work with biological (including human blood), chemical and pharmaceutical entities