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India drug delivery report 2013
By admin: Wednesday 13th March, 2013

Will India drive the pharma industry’s next generation product development?

A team of us have just got back from a whistle stop trip to Mumbai where we held a fascinating workshop with the country’s top pharma companies to identify the challenges ahead for this booming business sector within India. Many think of India’s pharmaceutical industry as synonymous with low cost generic drugs – the type […]

By Alan Richardson: Thursday 31st January, 2013

Platform for your Ambition in Innovative Product development

Cambridge Consultants work with many leading brands to develop products that change the game. World leading products are taken from concept, through proof of concept, followed by prototyping and on to full manufactured products in our innovative product development cycle. Our engineering, life sciences, electronics and wireless labs provide a rich working environment to support […]

By admin: Friday 3rd August, 2012

Insights into innovation: why does ‘recycling’ mean more than coloured bins to product developers?

Innovative product development doesn’t always mean coming up with a completely new idea.  In fact, after a decade of seeing the results of product development in action, I’m convinced that some of the best ideas are ones that are recycled. So in the same way that unwanted CDs and the like can get reinvented into […]

By admin: Friday 15th June, 2012

Technology is for geeks; innovation for dreamers

I used to love my old Nokia 6300. And let’s face it so did many of us; it was a product that sold in serious volume. So I couldn’t help feel a little sad when I read the BBC headline that the company was about to shed another 10,000 jobs. Not for the first time, …

By Alan Richardson: Friday 18th May, 2012

Changing thoughts into action: innovations in medical product development

Working in the breakthrough technology and product development sector can be thrilling particularly when you see other organisations building on research from multiple parties and making advances that really benefit people. Its very often in the space of innovative medical product development that some of the most satisfying projects are done because you can see the real benefits they offer to real people. This week I saw Fergus Walsh’s inspiring report about Brain Control of a robotic arm enabling a paralysed person to take a drink unaided.

By admin: Friday 11th May, 2012

8 reasons for a career in product development

Last week Cambridge Consultants played host to a group of very bright engineering students from Ecole Centrale Paris, wanting to find out more about life in a leading product development company. As the group was leaving, the lecturer in charge, Steve, made a comment that made me stop and think. “I can completely understand why …

By Alan Richardson: Friday 11th May, 2012

Medical implant vulnerability is not fundamental

A number of recent reports have highlighted the potential vulnerability of medical implants to hacker attack. It is undoubtedly possible to produce radio linked devices for many applications that are vulnerable to attack and vulnerability tends to increase for battery powered devices because some cryptographic and authentication functions use significant energy.

By admin: Monday 19th March, 2012

Can good product development save lives?

I know. Most people don’t normally think about product developers as life savers. But here’s the thing. I recently found out that the majority of people don’t get the therapeutic benefit they are supposed to get from their inhaler if they suffer from the increasingly common condition of asthma.

By admin: Tuesday 21st February, 2012

When is a consumer not a consumer? When they’re a patient.

One of the advantages of working for a leading product development company, is that we operate across a range of markets. And this breadth leads to some very interesting observations. Two of the big markets in which we operate are medical technology and consumer products.  And yet the language used by both markets couldn’t be […]

By admin: Friday 6th January, 2012

A Happier and Healthier New Year?

With the Season’s festivities now over, many people turn their thoughts to creating – and trying to stick to – a whole series of New Year resolutions… many of which are normally based around creating a happier and healthier year ahead.  Drink less, stop smoking, eat better and exercise regularly must be amongst the most […]


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