The latest thought leadership from our expert teams

Active filters (1)
Whitepaper

The new FDA: navigating the moving line between consumer & medical

17th October 2018

Technology is advancing at a remarkable pace. Can regulatory agencies keep up? They are working hard at that and in that process come many changes. The line between what is a consumer device and what is a...

  • Digital health
  • Embedded software
  • Product realisation
  • Strategic advice
Whitepaper

PHA: plastic the way nature intended?

8th May 2018

Our whitepaper looks at the potential of PHA bioplastics in the food service industry. We've designed a range of sustainable, biodegradable plastic products, all served up on a bioplastic tray...

  • Industrial design
  • Innovation management
  • Product realisation
  • Synthetic biology
Report

Surgical navigation: democratizing surgery by 2030?

17th January 2019

Cambridge Consultants recently brought together some of the brightest names and biggest companies in the medical device industry, to explore how surgical navigation can democratize surgery in the future and to envision the surgical navigation ecosystem of 2030.

  • Data science & analytics
  • Industrial design
  • Product realisation
  • Robotics
Opinion

What to expect at CES - tech for insights and trials, not just for products

4th January 2019

It’s that CES time of year again and alongside the latest technology and product launches, I think 2019 will be the year we see much greater use of tech for insights and trials.

  • Industrial design
  • Product realisation
  • Sensing
Opinion

Bringing desirability to medical devices

19th December 2018

The recent launch of the Apple Watch Series 4 is the latest example of a device developed by a traditional consumer product company making a well-publicized entry into the patient-facing medical device market. Patient-facing devices...

  • Digital health
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Human factors
  • Industrial design
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Product realisation
  • User Experience (UX)
Whitepaper

Generic inhalers: beyond reverse engineering

11th December 2018

Many of the dominant pharmaceutical companies operate partly, or wholly, in the generic drugs market. In 2016, the generics divisions of Teva, Mylan and Novartis all reported revenues in excess of $9bn with the top ten manufacturers...

  • Human factors
  • Industrial design
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Product realisation
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

Next generation Elpenhaler® development

20th November 2018

Elpenhaler® is ELPEN’s propriety classic DPI device, developed to administer various medications for the treatment of asthma and COPD (Figure 1). Each dose of medication is packed into the blister of an alu-alu strip..

  • Human factors
  • Industrial design
  • Product realisation
  • User Experience (UX)
Whitepaper

Connected drug delivery devices: the reality of design and development

14th November 2018

Connected drug delivery products (Drug delivery devices with attached/incorporated capability that includes connectivity to wider digital services) continue to be a driving force in medical devices. In this whitepaper...

  • Digital health
  • Digital services
  • Machine learning & AI
  • Product realisation
  • Project management
  • Service design
  • Strategic advice
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

Independent design review - rooting out unreliability

31st July 2018

Product failures are bad for everyone. Whether it be the customer who has purchased something that breaks, or the manufacturer or distributor who honours the warranty claim.

  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Product realisation
Opinion

Current progress with the Digital Health Software Pre-Cert Program

19th July 2018

The FDA is changing what is regulated and what not, and how.  New openings are arising out of the shift in this line.  In additional, medical devices are no longer just ‘devices’; Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) is a whole...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital health
  • Product realisation
Opinion

Finding the formula for predictable biology

14th May 2018

As a keen fan of Formula 1, I’m amazed at the start of each season (especially those that follow a major rule change) that the teams manage to produce brand new cars from scratch, capable of performing...

  • Industrial design
  • Innovation management
  • Product realisation
Infographic

Bioplastics: versatile alternatives to conventional polymers

26th April 2018

Following the proposed ban on plastic straws and cotton buds in England, our new infographic shows how versatile bioplastics could help.

  • Industrial design
  • Innovation management
  • Product realisation
  • Synthetic biology