Mounting competition is driving pharma to provide ever greater patient benefit and commercial success through innovation. Patent cliffs, novel therapeutics and increasing technology demands from patients require new ideas to be skilfully implemented and delivered.

Our experienced technology consultants help ambitious pharma organisations achieve quality assured breakthrough innovation to meet the challenges of today – and the future.

What we do

We have an unparalleled track record in end-to-end product development. We’ve worked alongside some of the world’s largest and most innovative pharmaceutical companies, as well as ambitious start-ups intent on transforming the biomedical business. Our expertise can enable you to differentiate your products, engage with your patients and deliver drugs accurately and reliably.


Medical technology undoubtedly has a crucial role in achieving humanity’s socioeconomic sustainable development goals, but it can have adverse impacts on the environment. A fine balance is needed to ensure patient safety and clinical efficacy are not compromised in pursuit of environmental impact mitigations. By using a wide range of analytical skills, including life cycle assessment, our teams can lead insight-driven product optimisations.

In combination with our understanding of circular product design, we can achieve ambitious levels of environmental burden reduction, helping you achieve sustainability goals. We’re uniquely positioned to deliver solutions that are grounded in science and unlock the full potential of underutilised technologies in healthcare.

Digital solutions

Adding value to therapeutics with digital solutions offers huge opportunity for pharma. Benefits include better engagement with patients, enhanced therapeutic benefits through SaMD (software as a medical device) functionality, and intelligent AI-enabled solutions. Digital has the power to drive new business models and transform patient care. Our track record in developing connected solutions is second to none.

Drug delivery devices

Bespoke devices provide essential differentiation and strong IP protection for combination products. We provide rapid, patient insight-driven design and development from concept to commercial launch, with compliance to international regulatory guidelines.

New treatments often mean new delivery technology, for instance direct to organ, and ever greater challenges for reliability and accuracy. Our multidisciplinary teams apply system thinking to the toughest challenges – maximising the value we provide to our clients.

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Our expertise

Our approach fuses traditional engineering analysis with emerging technologies and cutting-edge developments. We create market-changing innovations that deliver ambitious sustainability impact in market sectors such as consumer, medical, telecoms, carbon-intensive industrial and energy.

We monitor, restore and leverage healthy natural systems within emerging regulations while building commercial success. Applications include soil health tech, biodiversity, nature-based solutions. We cover areas such as new green energy, carbon capture and hydrogen, conceiving, developing, and scaling novel systems that radically reduce greenhouse gases to deliver meaningful, real-world climate impact.

We can use existing sustainability frameworks such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, or tailor our service to your business requirements. Either way, we’ll deliver business strategy, breakthrough technologies and novel processes that drive radical progress on the path to net zero emissions.

We help healthcare companies develop digital health solutions that leverage latest advancements in connectivity, big data, machine learning and digital services. Our broad expertise means we are ideally placed to help clients seize the huge and disruptive opportunities these create to improve patient outcomes.

We have a proven track record developing both consumer and medical connected devices and establishing the infrastructure that allows our clients to harness their data. Our breakthroughs include the first 24/7 wrist-worn activity monitor, the first wireless pacemaker, the first wireless patient monitor and the first connected inhaler.

We innovate across physical, digital and service touchpoints, delivering holistic design solutions and harmonious user experiences that grow and strengthen our clients’ businesses. Our industrial designers work closely with human factors engineers and design researchers, and we use a range of 2D and 3D visualisation and prototyping techniques to quickly bring ideas to life.

Our designers create products that are intuitive, safe and effective. Diversified capabilities include research and strategy, product design and digital UX design, as well as packaging, information and graphic design. Our world-class designers have won many international accolades, including recent RedDot, iF, Medical Design Excellence and IDEA awards.

Understanding user needs involves asking the right questions and then gathering and synthesising the results. We employ qualitative and quantitative approaches to create user journeys, storyboards and personas that provide the context and foundations for designing and validating appropriate experiences.

We generate design concepts and evolve them into digital products using wireframes, paper prototypes, high-fidelity mock-ups and visual assets. These activities consider information architecture, interaction design, graphical and conversational user interface design, animations and sound effects.

Our digital UX design and front-end development teams work together to ensure effective and efficient implementation. Through rigorous quality assurance (QA) and usability tests, we consistently deliver outstanding user experiences.

Brilliant designs deserve the best manufacturing solutions. CC helps propel everything from new product introduction (NPI) to transfer to manufacture. From the outset of each project, we live and breathe design for manufacture (DFM), test (DFT), cost (DFC) and disassembly (DFD) to minimise environmental impact.

We are completely independent of any manufacturer, technology or design house and free to find and deliver the optimum manufacturing solution.

Our innovation teams scale to meet even the most aggressive time-to-market and product cost objectives. By expertly managing risk, cost, time and quality, we ensure maximum ROI.

Markets and technologies evolve rapidly and unpredictably. We help identify opportunities to ‘build, borrow or buy’ new technologies in anticipation of market requirements.

Business transformation is typically driven by a combination of internal, industry related, and external factors, often rooted in technology. Technology-driven disruption is nothing new, but the speed of change is unprecedented.

Because our technology consultants include engineers and scientists with deep technical insight, CC can identify golden opportunities and recommend an innovation portfolio or technology roadmap. As well as the technology, we ensure that the business model, market offerings and operations are all set up for success.

Our facilities

Development and test laboratories

We have 100,000sq ft of laboratories spread across the UK and United States, which includes electronic production, fabrication and low-volume production capability.

There are medical laboratories specifically equipped for analytical testing of drug delivery devices, from prototype development to design verification. Our climate-controlled labs feature laser diffraction, high-speed video, in-vitro test equipment, metrology, microscopy and force test equipment.

Prototyping workshops

Our electronic and mechanical prototyping workshops allow us to produce technically credible prototypes that bring ideas to life and offer a powerful demonstration of value – all while maintaining extremely high standards of quality that conform to ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and ISO 14001 regulations.

Using the latest CNC and milling machines, lathes, welding gear and wire harness and cable assembly tools, we are able to produce parts very quickly and assemble full-scale working prototypes for testing and consumer trials.

AI infrastructure

CC’s comprehensive onsite compute infrastructure allows us to explore options and train and test models more rapidly to get better results.

We run petaflop-scale, containerised compute on site, with multiple NVIDIA DGX-1 deep learning supercomputers and other GPU and FPGA-accelerated servers. This links to petabyte-scale local NetApp storage, project-specific cloud and our continuous integration systems.

Human factors lab

This human factors Workshop is a hub for user-centred design. Our consultants can meet a variety of client and project needs in the highly adaptable space, such as creating a comfortable home environment for a patient, hosting large client teams for observation of a simulated surgery or discussing strategic product visions with a panel of stakeholders.

Here we conduct user research and obtain product feedback quickly and effectively, keeping users at the forefront of design.

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Deep tech

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