IDC (Industrial Design Consultancy Ltd) is a medical device design and development company with offices near London in the UK and also in China. Some of the world's leading medical companies choose IDC because we deliver results. A recent analysis of client projects showed that 91% of our work went on to become successful products in the market – a record few in our industry could match. With over 45 years experience and hundreds of successful medical device developments, we can take you through the process of getting a medical device designed, manufactured and approved in the most reliable and efficient way. Our London and Shanghai facilities are certified to ISO 13485 meaning we can guide you through the approvals process for European CE (MDR), US FDA and China NMPA registration. We can also manufacture devices on behalf of our customers.

Our mission is simple. We innovate to create successful products which improve people's lives. We are able to do this by taking some of the brightest and most highly motivated industrial designers and mechanical, electronics and software engineers and getting them solving your medical product design problems using our unique development process. Our four stage process covers everything from user research and human factors, through design, engineering and prototyping to production, verification testing and market approval. Patents and IP are an increasingly important part of medical product development, with certain device areas having huge numbers of patents which need to be avoided. IDC has wide experience of avoiding competitor IP and obtaining patents for the innovative new products we develop for our clients. In choosing to work with IDC you’ll be investing in a trustworthy partner who will ensure you not only get an innovative new product but you also get high quality, cost effective and reliable production delivered on time and on budget.

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What our clients say about us


IDC led a professional, well coordinated and clear development programme. The overall completed design achieved our desired goals and the product remains one of the most innovative 'all in one' video laryngoscopes available.

Adrian Waterton |  Venner Medical

Our investment in IDC has been paid back many times over and we were delighted with their work. Not only was it a design for the future, but they produced it in a very timely and cost effective manner, and guided us through the process to ensure we avoided any pitfalls during manufacturing.

Chris Challis |  AL Chalis

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