MDC’s staff have many years experience in the medical device industry operating in key R&D roles with some of Britain’s most well-known device companies and specialist consultancies.

Since starting MDC at the beginning of 2004, our projects have been awarded by many of Scotland’s most innovative device companies and by blue chip Device and Pharma companies on both sides of the border.

We have specialist experience in the design and successful development of:

  • Engineered safety devices including syringes and phlebotomy sets

  • Catheters for drug delivery and fluid sampling

  • Material selection for critical applications

  • Special purpose machines for prototype assembly and testing

  • Moulded plastic mechanisms

Some of our recent projects are listed below

  • Emergency treatment device for Tension Pneumothorax – developed from the clinician inventor’s original sketch through to clinical trials

  • Design and build of vascular graft coating machine providing validated coating properties to 30 grafts per batch

  • Initial prototype development and on-going engineering development of a novel miniature inhaler

  • Production engineering of a revolutionary medical video instrument

  • Orthopaedic developments in joint replacement and bone repair

  • Patent strategy programme development for a start-up company

  • Concept generation of an intravascular measurement device

  • Design of an assisted fertility laboratory kit

  • R&D programme to develop a novel, long lasting cold therapy device

  • Novel fluid management system design and development

During our years in the industry we have collected several design awards, including a Design Council Award and two Scottish Design Awards

Our special areas of interest include Catheters, needles, Polymer and elastomer selection and use, moulding technology design for manufacture, special purpose machine design, plastic mechanisms, fluid management.

Naturally, we also follow the regulatory requirements of the Medical Device and Medicinal Products Directives, providing a complete Technical Dossier with each development project, tailored to fit directly into our clients Quality Management System

Recent Clients include:

  • Vascutek Terumo

  • BTG International

  • Aircraft Medical

  • B1 Medical

  • Alchemy Healthcare

  • Medical Device Innovations