Life sciences product development and consulting at CC is unique. We combine deep biological knowledge and assay capabilities with advanced instrument and sensing design. And as a member of the NVIDIA deep learning service delivery program, we can take your project to the cutting edge of AI and machine learning.

The future of analytical technology and molecular diagnostics

From molecular diagnostics to omics and analytical technology, we’re proud to work with many of the world’s leading life sciences companies. Our passion is inventing, progressing and helping to realize the next generation of life sciences product development. We have a unique, full-spectrum assay-to-insight approach that allows you to bring truly novel and game-changing products, services and systems to market. To put that in perspective, it is our radical technology innovation that sits at the heart of the world’s first FDA-approved over-the-counter COVID-19 test. 

Our approach to life sciences consulting is truly collaborative. We love to assemble multidisciplinary teams of talented engineers and scientists from our global locations to stretch the boundaries of what’s considered possible. Talk to us about bringing your breakthrough technology, biology or analytics to the world. 

Life sciences case studies

Case study

UK Government ventilator challenge

Oct 2, 2020

Creating Veloci-Vent, a sophisticated emergency ventilator, in six weeks

  • Product realisation
Case study

CATALOG DNA data encoding machine

May 11, 2020

Enabling the world's first DNA-based platform for massive data storage

  • Bioinnovation
Case study

Ellume COVID-19 Home Test

Mar 5, 2021

A major milestone, enabled by our breakthrough sensing technology.

  • Bioinnovation
  • Digital health
Case study

PureSentry contamination detection

Aug 26, 2021

A scalable, fully automated system for cell and gene therapy monitoring

  • Bioinnovation

Life sciences product development facilities 

CC is uniquely placed to put world-class in-house life sciences facilities at your disposal. Our labs and research spaces in the UK, US and Asia cover the full development spectrum – from fundamental biology and chemistry and sensor and analytical instrument design to AI and ML to interpret complex data. Mechanical, electrical and software engineering goes hand-in-hand with human factor and industrial design. It allows us to support you at every stage – accelerating the journey from invention and design to development and manufacture.
Life Science Labs

Life science labs

Our suite of restricted Class II laboratories is 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.

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.

Optics labs

Optics labs

Our suite optics of labs enables us to build complex and high-precision optical layouts, typically for testing prototype designs and novel techniques prior to deployment. Featuring six high-spec optical benches with configurable interlocked controlled areas for high-power (class 4) laser work and specialist facilities for interferometry, spectroscopy, low-noise fluorescence imaging and photon counting. This space can be split into separate laser-controlled areas, allowing multiple experiments to run simultaneously, giving our optical engineers the capability to develop creative solutions without instrumentation restrictions.

Digital Greenhouse

Digital Greenhouse

The Digital Greenhouse is our purpose-built AI research facility, specifically designed to discover, develop, and test machine learning approaches in a fast, secure environment. The facility features an NVIDIA DGX-1 Deep Learning Supercomputer, a bank of machine learning computers, petabyte local storage, and many teraflops of dedicated compute power.

 

Find out more about the Digital Greenhouse

Why work with our life sciences team?

CC working together

Thousands of successful projects, deep in-house multidisciplinary expertise and a rich, 60-year heritage marks CC out from other life sciences consulting companies. Collaborate with us, and you’ll enjoy full control to switch resources on and off – or pivot your project to embrace complementary skillsets. Why not get in touch for an initial, no obligation chat? If there’s a good fit, we’ll define a suitable work program for the most complex of challenges. If not, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and suggest a more appropriate way forward.

We deal with unique challenges, so our quoting process is a flexible. We’re always keen to listen to your feedback so we can tailor the scope till it’s just right. To kick off a conversation, please email lifesciences@cambridgeconsultants.com with a brief overview of your life sciences challenge or area of interest. We’ll match your request to the right expertise this end and get back to you within 48 hours. 

News & Insights

Assay to insight
Opinion

From assay through design to insight – bringing biology and engineering together

May 23, 2022

Biology, chemistry, engineering and AI are obviously very different disciplines. But our determination to make them work closely together has enabled some truly remarkable progress. Symon Cotton, Head of Life Sciences, says that harnessing these fields and embracing the different ways scientists and engineers work has improved the development of breakthrough medical products…  

  • Digital health
  • Human factors
digital biomarkers
Opinion

Why digital biomarkers are vital for a patient-empowering connected health future

May 17, 2022

The pandemic has accelerated our path towards an inevitable conclusion – a digitally connected healthcare future that empowers both patients and health care professionals alike. The opportunities are out there, so what’s the next step for pharma companies and device developers with ambitions in the space? 

  • Digital health
The future of IVD
Opinion

In vitro diagnostics needs seismic change to improve patient outcomes and deliver economic benefits

Feb 22, 2022

The current state of in vitro diagnostics is no longer fit for purpose. In vitro diagnostics needs seismic change to improve patient outcomes and deliver economic benefits...

  • Digital health
  • Human factors
Medical Device Design
Opinion

Time to get emotional – my top six insights into successful medical device design

Feb 24, 2022

Six insights into successful medical device design. Designing a medical device is a challenging creative task. Not only must it be safe, reliable, easy to use and have market appeal, the device must be accepted into people’s lives and lifestyles...

  • Human factors
  • Industrial design
  • User Experience (UX)

Meet the life sciences team

Symon Cotton

Symon Cotton

Associate Director

Andrew Goulter

Andrew Goulter

Associate Director 

YanLin Lye

Yan Lin Lye 

Head of Medtech APAC

Karen Weisinger

Karen Weisinger

 

Head of cell biology,
US Global Med Tech

Joe Corrigan 

Head of Intelligent Healthcare

Mark West_Small

Mark West 

Associate Chief Engineer

Upcoming and previous events

Event

Molecular Med TRI-CON Virtual Conference and Expo

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Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference has served as the leading international meeting place for the precision medicine community. The three-day conference and exhibition consists of a program of virtual presentations from international thought leaders to discuss the latest research and technologies in COVID-19 diagnostics, vaccines and biotherapeutics, point-of-care diagnostics, biomarkers and liquid biopsy, data analytics and artificial intelligence.

  • Bioinnovation
  • Fluids & thermodynamics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
Event

Synbiobeta 2022

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At Synbiobeta 2022 see how synthetic biology is disrupting consumer products, food, agriculture, medicine, chemicals, materials, and more. The Synbiobeta Global Synthetic Biology Conference 2022 unites the leading biological engineers, investors, innovators, and entrepreneurs who make up this fast-growing industry. 

Cambridge Consultants James Hallinan, head of business development for bioinnovation will be hosting a panel discussing making advanced therapies affordable to all.

  • Bioinnovation
Event

Medtech Connect Osaka 2022 | The challenges to realising next generation therapeutics

Feb 10, 2022

The race to bring the promise of advanced therapies to Japanese patients

  • Bioinnovation
AGBT Precision Health
Event

AGBT | Precision Health 2022

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Bringing together leading genomic researchers, healthcare professionals, and healthcare industry stakeholders to usher in a new era of precision medicine.

  • Digital health
  • Human factors