The Medical AMRC has 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
  • Process development
  • 2D & 3D visualisation
  • Prototyping

The Medical AMRC works closely with a wide variety of clinical experts and academic connections through the University of Sheffield and the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Medical AMRC projects have included innovative operating theatre instrumentation design, creation of intellectual property, orthopaedic implant design, smart digital training solutions and developing an innovative mobility aid for disabled people using state of the art manufacturing.

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 in plastics and metals. We also have advanced analytical tools including CT scanning and high-resolution metrology.

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 Regulation (EU) 2017/745, and ISO 13485 & ISO 14971 standards, providing compliant documentation that is submittable towards your technical dossier. We achieved ISO 13485 certification in 2016 and have successfully transitioned to the latest ISO 13485:2016 accreditation.

The Medical AMRC was 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