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 businesses.

Our expertise can enable you to differentiate your products, engage with your patients and deliver drugs accurately and reliably.

Award-winning devices

Advanced drug delivery devices can help improve the treatment of many conditions, ranging from cancer and autoimmune diseases to diabetes and asthma.

We provide rapid, patient insight-driven design and development from concept to commercial launch, with compliance to international standards, as well as FDA and EMA guidelines.

Wide-ranging applications

Our work within drug delivery includes:

High-performance respiratory products (such as MDIs, DPIs and nebulisers)

Parenteral delivery devices (such as pens, autoinjectors, patch pumps and large volume injectors)

Electromechanical drug delivery devices integrating connectivity with eHealth solutions.  

Smart connected devices

We help clients develop both consumer and medical connected devices that can harness data for engagement, adherence and evidence of outcomes.

We developed the world's first 24/7 wrist-worn activity monitor, wireless pacemaker, wireless patient monitor and the first connected inhaler. 

Cell and gene therapies

We work with clients on cell and gene therapies to revolutionise the treatment of rare and chronic diseases.

We have invested in a world-class bioinnovation capability to support our drug delivery teams and deploy their expertise to turn the potential of this area into a reality.

We can help you at every stage of the product development lifecycle and take your idea from concept to launch.     

How we work


Integrated product design begins with our user insight experts working with our clients to define critical stakeholder needs, which underpins all subsequent design, development and testing phases.

Our multidisciplinary teams bring expertise in analytical sciences, human factors, industrial design and mechanical, electrical and software engineering. And our rigorous processes ensure that every device is robust and reliable, including verification and validation studies for regulatory submission.

Design for manufacturing (DFM) is embedded in our process and we work closely with manufacturers to ensure seamless transfer to production. Our end-to-end approach to development extends to packaging and instructions for use (IFU) design, and we regularly support our clients in scaling up production of their successful products.

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Tech, tools & facilities


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Design & analysis tools

We use a range of design tools including Solidworks and Pro/E. Analysis tools include Ansys Fluent for fluid analysis, Ansys Mechanical for finite element analysis and Maxwell for electromagnetic analysis. We use Zemax for optical simulation, Matlab for general mathematical/statistical simulation and Labview for the rapid build and control of laboratory equipment.

Test labs
 

Development & test laboratories

We have 100,000sq feet of laboratories spread across the UK and USA, including electronic production, fabrication and low-volume production capability. This includes 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
 

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 their 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.

Anechoic chamber (Stargate Satimo)
 

Satimo Stargate 64

This anechoic radio and antenna test chamber is one of only a handful of facilities in Europe. Within this six-metre cube, we can carry out automated three-dimensional measurement and visualisation of wireless device behaviour and test body-worn technology using body phantoms or real live test subjects. This helps us to understand and optimise real-word RF performance of products such as smart implants (including implanted telemetry), connected drug delivery devices and wearables.

We can help you achieve the seemingly impossible

News & insights


Opinion

Delivering personalisation in consumer skincare needs radical innovation

25th September 2020

We’re only just smoothing the surface of consumer skincare product personalisation. The current trend for products to be curated, customised or even bespoke to some degree, is simply the start. 

 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Industrial design
  • Product realisation
  • Sensing
Whitepaper

Engineering the future of innovations in oncology

27th August 2020

This paper highlights macro and micro factors affecting oncology and proposes a partnership-driven framework to catalyze innovation for oncology-focused biopharma – as well as the role that select high-impact technologies will have on the on the entire value-chain of cancer research and care delivery. 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Bioinnovation
  • Digital health
  • Dispense
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
Press release

Announcing Verum: a platform to reshape healthcare delivery

6th November 2018

Verum remotely monitors patients and provides AI-powered predictions around medical conditions. Verum can unlock efficiencies in clinical trials by eliminating the effect of stress.

Press release

Design awards roll in

1st February 2018

Cambridge Consultants’ world-leading design expertise recognised with two iF DESIGN AWARDS.

Product design and development firm Cambridge Consultants was a winner at this year’s iF DESIGN AWARDS...

Case studies


 

Chiesi next-generation inhaler

We helped Chiesi Farmaceutici create a novel, next-generation dry powder inhaler (DPI) to compete with the market leaders throughout Europe.

 

AstraZeneca sample containment system

A rapid response to help speed up vital COVID-19 testing

 

Universal Autoinjector Platform

A visionary medical device, beautiful and effortless to use

 

Novartis auto-injector design

Intuitive drug delivery device for multiple sclerosis sufferers

Events


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DDL 2020 Christmas Lectures

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Cambridge Consultants will be speaking and exhibiting virtually at DDL 2020. 

The Drug Delivery to the Lungs (DDL) conference is the premier conference and industry exhibition dedicated to pulmonary and nasal drug delivery. The focus is on providing a forum to present recent developments in the field of inhalation therapy through podium and poster presentations. The three-day conference consists of a programme of lectures covering five session themes.