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.

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 companies:

  • 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 companies

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!