Product Development

Product design and prototyping is a vital step in taking medical technologies from bench to bedside.

At MTIF, we can help you take your product from ideation to market launch by making it easier for you to access the insights and expertise you need.

We use an iterative design process, involving testing, validation and generating evidence in both laboratory and clinical practice.

Helping you

We can help you to:

  • Rapidly create prototypes in degradable or non-degradable forms using polymers, composites and metals, as well as organic and inorganic blends.
  • Engage patients in the design process by working with our NHS partners to ensure your product delivers an exceptional patient experience.
  • Design for manufacture so you can address problems early on and keep costs down.
  • Design for the environment so your entire product life cycle is optimised for sustainability and efficiency.

World class experts on hand to support your project

Whatever support your project needs, we’re here to help its development. Let’s move things forward, together.

Our unique approach


Our rich multidisciplinary ecosystem enables us to combine our product design, prototyping and biomaterials expertise to help you develop the next generation of digitally-enabled medical technologies.

We combine our experience of developing interfaces for medical device applications as diverse as patient controlled sedation and surgical robotics with our artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities. This enables us to provide a unique and integrated approach to developing innovative medical technologies.

Human factor analysis

Human factor analysis considers how a person interacts with the systems surrounding them, including the medical technology they use. Clinical outcomes very much depend on the design of the medical technology, the person using it and the environment in which they are using it.

Our multi-disciplinary approach to human factors analysis will help you design products that suit users and are also safe and effective.

Microbiology expertise

Microbiology is at the heart of many medical technologies.


Whether it is understanding the antimicrobial properties of a new medical technology, evaluating biofilm development, or understanding the efficacy of novel wound dressings we can help.
We’ll combine classical microbiology, molecular microbiology and next-generation genomics to determine the microbial activity, biofilm and vector load potential of your medical technology to help you develop appropriate development, manufacturing and control strategies.

Imaging technology

Imaging enhances the development of medical technologies and takes you beyond the confines of biological and chemical analysis.

MTIF has a broad range of imaging techniques, including Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), which will enhance the development of your product.

Hardware and software interfacing

This key skill set will put medical technologies at the heart of healthy ageing and independent living.

We have the expertise to support you in developing remote sensing, complex data analytics and remote interventions that will allow people to remain safe and independent for longer.