Medical Device Manufacturing Centre

What We Do

We act as a portal to provide medical device developers and manufacturers with the advice, technical expertise, and facilities essential for companies that are seeking to translate medical device concepts to commercial products. Our mission is to provide expert advice on manufacturing, engineering, regulatory issues and funding, coupled with technically supported access to manufacturing facilities. We aim to assist small and medium sized companies in the translation of medical device concepts through to small batch commercial prototypes. This service is free for Scottish SMEs only.

Manufacturing Expertise

We have wide ranging manufacturing expertise and facilities, including:

  • Material removal: laser, mechanical, micro-abrasive jet machining, and electro-discharge machining processes
  • Joining: laser welding, adhesive bonding, glass frit, solder
  • Deposition: 3D printing, micro-jet deposition
  • Injection moulding
  • Advice on selection of the best approaches considering projected manufacturing volumes

Business Development

The MDMC business development strategy:

  • Proactively identifying new collaboration opportunities
  • Developing a strong network of contacts between SMEs and other partners and organisations
  • Introducing a marketing strategy aiming at promotion of MDMC e.g. workshops, webinars, trainings, press releases etc.
  • Continuously improve our understanding of SMEs needs and applications to determine appropriately tailored solutions
  • Stay up-to date with new market trends

Engineering Expertise

The MDMC can offer engineering expertise which includes:

  • Expertise regarding biocompatibility of materials and surfaces
  • Testing methods such as hermeticity tests or bonding tests
  • Mechanical characterisation methods such as tensile stress tests, thermal cycling tests
  • Modelling and simulation methods using finite element analysis-based software
  • Performance characterisation techniques using Design of Experiments or Global Sensitivity Methods

Regulatory Expertise

We will offer the following help to SMEs:

  • Webinars on all aspects of medical device regulations in the UK and Europe
  • Guide to access experts in clinical trials and/or animal models
  • Signposting to organisations in Scotland and the UK specialised in medical device regulations
  • Case studies provided by SMEs

Who We Are

We are a highly experienced inter-disciplinary team composed of engineers, scientists and clinicians across the 4 universities.

Advisory Board

Sally Bowie (Chair) – Albany Business Consultant
Liz Adamson – Napier University
Gary Beale – Emblation
Dan Clarke – Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering Nottingham
Edward Clifton – NHS Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Eddie Clutton – Edinburgh University Professor
Graham Cumming – Strategic Programme Manager NHS Lothian
Kev Dhaliwal – Edinburgh University Professor

Stuart Fancey – Scottish Funding Council
Edwin Lindsay – Compliance Solutions Lifesciences Ltd
Graeme McLeod – Consultant Anaesthetist, NHS Tayside
John Norrie – Chair of Medical Statistics and Trial Methodology Edinburgh
Malcolm Phillips – Department of Medical Physics Edinburgh
Russell Overend – Wideblue
Graham Watson – Scottish Health Innovations
John Wilkinson – Medical Device Regulation

Contact Us

If you would like to get in touch or have any enquires, please fill in the form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Similarly, feel free to email us using the address below!