Our specialisms


Next-generation diagnostics

Diagnostic technology is evolving beyond standalone devices that give a single set of results into a personalised health ecosystem. Today, data collected over time can be analysed to identify trends and provide clinical insights, both in the doctor’s surgery and at home.

This requires already complex devices to become even more capable, integrated, intuitive and cost-effective. Our expertise in biosensors, wireless communications, industrial design, systems engineering and digital health empowers our clients to exploit these new opportunities.

Point of Care molecular diagnostics

As Point of Care (PoC) diagnostic devices become increasingly sophisticated, further integration of remote PoC tests into hospital data management systems provides clinicians with crucial information and actionable results quickly.

Designing these complex devices, which may involve sophisticated techniques such as Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), requires a large multidisciplinary team to integrate wet chemistry with engineering. Our market knowledge, combined with human factors, industrial design and user experience expertise, leads to breakthrough devices that meet the challenges of decentralised testing.

Liquid biopsy and cancer

Although still in its infancy, the ability to monitor patients’ progress through frequent blood tests promises to revolutionise the treatment of cancer. Through a combination of engineering, design and digital health expertise, we’re helping our clients lead the way in personalised medicine.

Having designed some of the most complex medical devices in the world, we’re adept at using powerful technologies, such as digital PCR and next-generation sequencing, to create advanced liquid biopsy diagnostic platforms.

Artificial intelligence and diagnostics support

Many regions of the world, including developed countries, have insufficient expert clinical coverage, requiring data to be sent elsewhere for analysis. The use of cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) to support clinical data evaluation can bring much needed, cost-effective diagnostic expertise to remote locations.

From image and data analysis to the detection of patterns in voice, sleep and other physiological markers, our expertise in machine learning, AI and digital health leads to innovative diagnostic solutions for a variety of applications.

Diagnostics market analysis

Many companies start out with a great detection idea then look for funding to develop their concept. Creating a compelling business case requires a clear understanding of the market need, the limitations of current products and the potential growth of the specific segment.

Our strategy consulting team specialise in primary and secondary market research, technical due diligence for acquisitions and compiling core business case information. Many clients carry out an initial study with us in order to support further funding rounds..

How we work


Due to its complexity, successful diagnostic device development requires a diverse range of skills. We provide the experience and insight necessary to transform our clients’ ideas into fully realised products ready for manufacture.

By complementing our clients’ own expertise and experience, we are better able to manage development risks, resulting in increased confidence, reduced timelines and market-ready diagnostic products.

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Tech, tools & facilities


Life Science Labs
 

Life science labs

Our suite of restricted Class II laboratories are specifically designed for handling and experimentation of pharmaceuticals, licensed substances, biological hazards and human samples in a controlled and regulated environment. Our instrumentation rooms are equipped with metrology, microscopy and product test equipment for rigorous verification and quality assurance of prototypes and products.

Synthetic biology lab
 

Synthetic biology labs

Located in our Cambridge head office, our microbiology lab enables us to genetically modify micro-organisms and characterise them. Our facilities are containment level 2 rated for handling pathogenic strains and our in-house libraries allow rapid modular DNA construct design and assembly. We are particularly interested in building organisms that are biological sensors for healthcare and industrial biotech applications.

Microfluidics lab
 

Microfluidics lab

Our microfluidics lab is equipped to rapidly prototype Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) microfluidic devices in a clean environment. We optically inspect functioning test cartridges with state-of-the-art microscopy, and measure particle size distributions with a Spraytec laser diffraction system.

光学ラボ
 

光学ラボ

光学ラボでは、複雑で高精度な光学レイアウトを構築することができ、一般的に実装前のプロトタイプ設計や新技術の検証に使われます。ハイパワー(クラス4)レーザー加工用の設定可能なインターロック制御エリアを備えた6台のハイスペック光学ベンチと、干渉法、分光法、低ノイズ蛍光画像法、そして光子計数のための専門設備を備えています。ひとつのスペースを別々のレーザー制御エリアに分割することにより、複数の実験を同時に行うことができます。そのため、装置の台数にとらわれることなく創造的なソリューションを開発することができるのです。

Electronic production
 

Electronic production

Our flexible, responsive and agile manufacturing facilities are ideally suited to electronic and electromechanical product builds, enabling us to very quickly set up short product runs built to an extremely high quality. We can build our own PCBAs using industrial representative equipment and ensure manufacture-ability during design. Having our own EPD facility is also extremely helpful in development, driving out DfX activities in eCAD, and feeding test results back into the design process from an early stage.

Prototyping workshops
 

プロトタイプ生産工場

プロトタイプ生産工場(電子基板・メカ)では、アイデアを実現し、製品価値を説得力をもって実証するプロトタイプを生産しています。試作品は、ISO 9001、ISO 13485、およびISO 14001規制に準拠した極めて高い品質基準を維持しています。最新のCNCおよびフライス盤、旋盤、溶接ギア、ワイヤーハーネス、ケーブルアセンブリツールを使用することにより素早くパーツを製造し、検証作業やユーザートライアル用向けに実物大で動作可能なプロトタイプを組み立てることができます。

We can help you achieve the seemingly impossible

NEWS & INSIGHTS


Opinion

Exploring the potential for non-contact monitoring for sepsis, the quick and costly killer

17th January 2020

Sepsis is a life-threatening response of the immune system to infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and the risk of permanent disability or death. Detecting and treating it early can be highly effective in stopping progression. The trouble is that implementing the level of monitoring required to catch sepsis at the earliest stages is tough outside critical care settings. 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital health
  • Sensing
  • Signal processing
ホワイトペーパー

患者モニタリングシステムの未来

19th November 2019

患者管理にはモニタリングが不可欠です。モニタリングで得られる断続的かつ継続的な情報は、様々な用途で使用されます。病態を明確にしたり、治療方法を患者さんや関係者に説明したり、その後の治療が順調かどうか判断したりすることができます。

  • 機械学習&AI
  • コネクティビティ&IoT
  • デジタルヘルス
  • デジタルセキュリティー
  • デジタルサービス
  • ヒューマンファクター
  • 製品の実現
  • センシング
  • サービスデザイン
  • ユーザーエクスペリエンス
Press release

Verumを発表:医療提供を新たにするプラットフォーム

27th March 2019

Verumは、遠隔で患者を監視し、AIを活用した病状予測を提供します。ストレスによる影響をなくすことで、臨床試験の効率性を切り開きます。

Press release

Leap:小型カメラが血管内画像技術を破壊

27th March 2019

「Leap」が血管内手術を大きく変えます。使い捨ての高解像度超小型カメラが静脈と動脈内のデジタル視を初めて可能にしました。

CASE STUDIES


 

Smart health monitoring wearable

Capturing data and applying machine learning algorithms to better understand stress and deliver more effective drug treatment

 

Clearbridge BioMedics liquid biopsy enrichment

Second-generation liquid biopsy instrument for the automated enrichment of circulating tumour cells

 

Biology-based contaminant monitoring

Developing biology-based sensors as a cost effective, long-term solution for monitoring environmental public health risks

 

Best in class: molecular diagnostics

The extremely fast polymerase chain reaction (PCR) device we developed has sped up the diagnosis of patients and helped our client maintain its leading position in the molecular diagnostics market.