Late stage innovation projects
The Medical Technologies IKC provides support to companies who need help at a later stage of the innovation pipeline. These late stage innovation projects may involve working with commercial organisations on new product development, such as providing criterial data for regulatory submissions.
In other cases, we provide support for products already on the market, such as generating supporting data on performance and effectiveness and additional marketing support data. The IKC has worked on 40 product development and support projects with 15 commercial partners, from global medical technology companies to specialist SMEs. In these late stage innovation projects, the intellectual property usually rests with the companies, with the Medical Technologies IKC providing a consultancy service to enable that technology or product to be brought to market or to reach new markets.
We work with the Medical Technologies IKC to test existing products as well as new designs, to benchmark our data across the whole portfolio.
Cath Hardaker, DePuy Synthes