Medical Device Manufacturing Centre

What We Do

We 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 Scottish companies in the translation of medical device concepts through to small batch commercial prototypes. Services provided by the MDMC are free of charge to Scottish Companies.


Engineering and Manufacturing Expertise

  • Subtractive and additive manufacturing,
  • Testing including vibration, shock, and temperature/humidity cycling,
  • Reverse engineering and design for manufacture,
  • Injection moulding,
  • Sterilisation (autoclaving and hydrogen peroxide plasma),
  • Imaging and analysis,
  • Advice on selection of the best approaches considering projected manufacturing volumes.

Business Development

  • Proactively identifying new collaboration opportunities,
  • Developing a strong network of contacts between companies and other partners and organisations,
  • Promoting the MDMC vision through workshops, webinars, trainings, press releases etc.,
  • Continuously improving our understanding of company needs and applications to determine appropriately tailored solutions,
  • Staying up-to date with new market trends.

Clinical and Statistical Expertise

  • Access to a Human Performance Laboratory allowing for measurements including skin point kinematics, dynamometry and electromyography,
  • Access to health informatics data and collaboration with the NHS,
  • Guidance to design and implementation of medical device trials, performance evaluation and training for statistics for clinical trials,
  • Access to Thiel cadaveric resources with stateof- the-art clinical imaging and pulsatile "blood flow" simulation.

Regulatory Expertise

  • Webinars on all aspects of medical device regulations in the UK, Europe, and US,
  • Guide to access experts in clinical trials and/or animal models,
  • Signposting to organisations in Scotland and the UK specialised in medical device regulations,
  • CPD course on medical device regulations.

Who We Are

We are a highly experienced inter-disciplinary team composed of engineers, scientists, and clinicians across the 5 universities.

Advisory Board

  • Elaine Gemmell (chair) – InnoScot Health
  • Gary Aitchison – Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service
  • Sally Bowie – Albany Consultants Ltd
  • Alifia Chakera – Scottish Government's Health Infrastructure and Sustainability Division
  • Dan Clark – Head of Clinical Engineering, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust
  • Ben Conway – Scottish Enterprise
  • Graham Cumming – Strategic Programme Manager (Acute) NHS Lothian
  • Jerry Donnan – Medical Device Company Ltd
  • John Hunt – MTIF Nottingham Trent University
  • Wendy Rayner – Scottish Government (Head of Circular Economy, Health)
  • Lise Sproson – NHS Innovation Manager and PPI Lead at NIHR Devices for Dignity MedTech Co-operative
  • Ken Sutherland – Canon MRE
  • Anne Vanhoestenberghe – King's College London

Contact Us

If you would like to get in touch or have any enquires regarding access to the MDMC services, please complete the MDMC Enquiry Form linked below and we will get back to you as soon as possible!