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 nebulizers)

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 revolutionize 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


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 test chamber (Stargate Satimo)

Anechoic test chamber

Our custom anechoic radio and antenna test chamber is a highly sophisticated 5m cube. Inside, we carry out automated three-dimensional measurement and visualization of wireless device behavior and test body-worn technology using body phantoms or real live test subjects. This helps us to understand and optimize 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


The future of patient monitoring

Jul 1, 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)
Press release

Announcing Verum: a platform to reshape healthcare delivery

Nov 6, 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

Feb 1, 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...

Montage of images depicting the Future of Ophthalmology

Three visions for ophthalmology

Jun 7, 2023

Among the participants at Cambridge Consultants unique ophthalmology technology innovation workshop were three renowned leaders in their respective fields, Professor Robert MacLaren, Elizabeth Yeu MD and Grayson Armstrong MD. In these exclusive interviews, they share their expert insights and their aspirations for the future of ophthalmology…

  • Digital health
  • Human factors
  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice

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



OIS European Innovation showcase 2021

Jul 20, 2021

Cambridge Consultants’ Head of Ophthalmology, Luis Diaz-Santana will be presenting, 'Europe as an innovation powerhouse in ophthalmology'

Panel discussionSponsor

New Statesman spotlight BioTechnology Conference 2021

Jul 15, 2021

Matthew Jones, principal synthetic biologist will be joining industry experts on a panel to discuss how we can use biotechnology to take the UK towards net zero carbon, and can biotech be used to create a circular economy? 

Panel discussionSponsor

Synbiobeta 2022

Apr 12, 2022 - Apr 14, 2022
Oakland Marriott City Center, California, USA

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.


Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa

Oct 12, 2021 - Oct 14, 2021
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort Golf Club & Spa, Hybrid | Carlsbad, CA

The Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa is the sector’s foremost annual conference bringing together senior executives and top decision-makers in the industry to advance cutting-edge research into cures.