The Medical AMRC has more than 30 multi-disciplined engineers from a wide range of industrial backgrounds who have extensive experience in solving problems through engineering design, product development and access to clinical expertise.

Our core capabilities include:

  • Medical device R&D
  • Design for manufacture
  • Mechanical, industrial & electrical design
  • Materials development
  • 2D & 3D visualisation
  • Prototyping

With close links to the University of Sheffield’s academic and clinical resources, and drawing on the wealth of knowledge developed at the AMRC for high-value sectors such as aerospace and automotive, the Medical AMRC aims to revolutionise the UK’s healthcare technology industry.

Medical AMRC projects have included innovative operating theatre instrumentation design, 3D printed orthopaedic implants and design of assistive devices, resulting in the creation of intellectual property.

Our workshop within the AMRC Design Prototyping and Testing Centre includes state-of-the-art equipment for high-precision machining processes such as micro-milling and medical-grade grinding, surface finishing, and additive manufacturing (rapid prototyping) in plastics and metals. We also have clean room facilities, and advanced analytical tools including CT scanning and high-resolution metrology.

For details of our technology research themes and equipment capabilities, please download our Medical capability brochure. 

Working with us is easy

The Medical AMRC team will work with you to understand your needs, clinical requirements, manufacturing objectives or product vision. We work with individuals & organisations from start-ups to multinationals. If we can help your company, we want to hear from you.

We can work at any stage of the product development process, from exploratory research and proof-of-principle designs to pre-production prototyping and hand-over to industry.

We can work on straightforward contract research, funded collaborations, either UK-based or European. We will provide you with a statement of work laying out the project deliverables, before any commitment is required.

A team can be selected to match the skill requirement of your project, from a pool of more than 40 specialist development staff. We can introduce our services at any stage, whether that is concept generation, design validation, prototyping or detail design.

The AMRC has an onsite, ISO 17025 UKAS accredited structural testing facility. The Facility provides services for the validation, verification and certification of demonstrators, prototypes, and complete projects that require independent, professional and impartial certification.

Throughout the projects we will consider the relevant medical device directives, and ISO 13485 & ISO 14971 standards, providing compliant documentation that is submittable in your technical dossier. We achieved ISO 13485 certification in 2016.

The Medical AMRC is supported by the Catalyst Fund, managed by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Further information about other HEFCE funded programmes here. Our facilities are part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

For more information, please contact:
Malcolm Brown - Healthcare Sector Lead

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