Our exceptional blend of technical depth, clinical insight and commercial expertise allows us to develop medical platforms that go beyond traditional boundaries.

From implanted Class III devices to critical systems, we deliver systems that excel in real-world clinical environments – while managing development risk and meeting your timescales. The result is better outcomes for both patients and our clients.

Surgical robotics, navigation and visualization   

Working at the forefront of surgical system development, our specialist teams can help you develop the next generation of robotics.

We help clients address challenges such as automation, surgical navigation, real-time sensing, and visualization, developing technologies critical to the success of your next surgical platform. 

Smart implants   

We are revolutionizing the next generation of smart, highly miniaturized and connected implants.

Our novel work in implanted antennas, wireless power technology and miniaturized electronics is combined with advanced AI, edge computing, ultra-low power telemetry and digital ecosystem design. This enables whole new therapeutic areas.

From neuromodulation and CRM to audiology and epilepsy, our world-class expertise produces implants that sit at the heart of our clients’ digital care ecosystems. 

Acute care

From dialysis, ventilation and anesthesia delivery to wireless monitoring and wearables, we bring breakthrough technologies to critical care companies around the world.

With our experience in safety-critical devices, sensors, digital services, usability and clinical workflow, we are leading the way in the development of game-changing life-sustaining and monitoring devices.  

Digital ecosystems   

Medical devices are no longer isolated systems and need to be connected and integrated into digital workflows.

This connectivity is now sitting at the heart of many medical platforms we develop, collecting patient specific data to perform real-time analysis. Edge computing is then used to inform and guide therapy at the point of care.   

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

How we work

With a long track record of success in surgical and safety critical device development, we are not afraid to stretch ourselves to deliver our client’s most ambitious visions. We do it while balancing the many competing factors that influence clinical utility, performance, cost and time to market.

Our highly specialized, multi-disciplinary medical device teams have developed some of the most complex safety critical systems soon to be in clinical use. Delivering digital systems as well as physical ones, we complement our clients’ skills and provide solutions using integrated processes that are proven to speed up development and deliver regulatory compliance.

We have deep expertise in anatomy, procedure, clinical workflow and condition management combined with a thorough understanding of the broad medical device industry. This ensures not only technical feasibility but also clinical relevance and – ultimately – commercial success.

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Tech, tools & facilities

Surgical innovation suite

Surgical innovation suite

Equipped to simulate clinical, home and office environments, this facility allows us to test concepts, evaluate prototypes and analyse workflows in a safe and confidential setting. It’s an invaluable tool for understanding and communicating the contextual implications of design decisions, while the ability to conduct quick-turnaround usability evaluations means we can efficiently progress design and development.


Anechoic chambers & body phantoms

Our three anechoic chambers with proprietary tissue modelling systems and body phantoms mean we possess world-class infrastructure for the testing and optimisation of implanted telemetry, sensing and wireless power delivery systems.

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.

Analytical laboratories

Analytical labs

Our laboratories provide high accuracy measurement and analysis for the wide range of projects we undertake. Specialist equipment includes a gas chromatography mass spectrometer (GCMS), a Matersizer particle size analyzer, a Spraytec laser diffraction droplet size analyzer, high-speed and thermal imaging cameras and rapid-development custom image analysis software.

Co-creation & co-working space

Co-creation & co-working space

We are highly collaborative in our approach and provide dedicated co-creation facilities where we can join forces with our client teams to address the task in hand. Creative spaces throughout our offices provide a blank canvas for ad-hoc brainstorming sessions and planned workshops, inspiring our designers in their quest to develop impactful, unique and meaningful user experiences. During the long months of the pandemic, we raised the bar for remote collaboration by exploiting dynamic virtual environments to the full. Such experiences are now just as engaging and fruitful as face-to-face sessions.

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

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.

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.

We can help you achieve the seemingly impossible

News & insights

Press release

Ellume and Cambridge Consultants Collaborate on Core Technology Behind Ellume’s Rapid Antigen COVID-19 Test

10th Mar 2021

Cambridge Consultants developed the ground-breaking optics technology powering Ellume’s FDA authorized COVID-19 Home Test


Digital security: your safest bet for a competitive edge?

19th Jun 2020

Security is a problem, right? Well there's a radically different way to view it – as a positive force capable of putting clear water between you and your competitors. 

  • Digital security
  • Digital service innovation

The future of patient monitoring

1st Jul 2019

Patient monitoring is an inherent part of patient management. Intermittent and continuous measurements have a range of uses, from defining disease states and characterising progression to informing therapeutic approaches and...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital health
  • Digital security
  • Digital service innovation
  • Human factors
  • Product realisation
  • Sensing
  • User Experience (UX)

Digital transformation: securing your place in the new critical care ecosystem

15th Apr 2021

The pandemic has compressed a decade of incremental change into a matter of months. Medical device companies sit on the cusp of radical change. Gavin Troughton, Head of Acute and Critical Care, surveys the fast changing landscape and poses the questions that can inform your digital transformation play…

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital health
  • Industrial design
  • User Experience (UX)

Case studies


Ellume COVID-19 Home Test

A major milestone, enabled by our breakthrough sensing technology.


Alma fertility drugs smart cooling case concept

An empowering design solution addressing unmet needs


UK Government ventilator challenge

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


The Saranas Early Bird Bleed Monitoring System

A world-first for endovascular bleed detection