XIMEDICA ACQUIRES BRIDGE DESIGN
August 18, 2015
OUR NEXT CHAPTER . . .
We’re delighted to announce the creation of a powerful new relationship. Bridge Design has been acquired by Ximedica – and together we’re raising the bar in the medical industry.
For more than two decades, Bridge has been sought after to solve the complex design challenges emerging from a medical and life sciences industry facing ongoing tectonic shifts. We have been known as a boutique firm brilliant at integrating engineering with the “front end” of design – areas such as design strategy, industrial design and user experience – for digital as well as physical products.
We’ve also been known for listening closely not just to potential users, but also to our customers. Of late, many have asked for expanded global research capabilities, engineering – including electronics and software – plus manufacturing services. They’d also like ISO quality control, in-house human factors and regulatory support.
Now we can offer all that. With Bridge joining Ximedica, our clients will benefit not only from leading-edge design competencies, but also from Ximedica’s sophisticated, holistic approach to medical technology development. Ximedica brings more than 30 years of respected expertise handling contract medical technology product development, backed by FDA registration and ISO 13485- certification. Its team of more than 150, based in Rhode Island, Hong Kong and Minnesota’s “Medical Alley,” serves as a complete, outsourced R&D solution.
Melding the standout abilities of our two companies means clients will benefit from innovative, and sometimes disruptive, solutions that can be implemented all the way through to regulatory approval in a rapid and seamless process.
It also means you’ll still get Bridge as you’ve known it: an amazingly talented and dedicated team, located in San Francisco, one of the world’s premiere design and innovation hubs. While Bridge and Ximedica may differ in size, we share similar DNA. At both companies you’ll find championing of design early in the process – innovation and strategy at the highest level – personalized service with integrity – pragmatic solutions to complex problems.
Our partnership with Ximedica is the latest testament that the medical world is recognizing the value of design and design strategy to help differentiate products, drive behaviors and reinforce brand values. The industry also realizes the need for new kinds of partners that can design not just stand-alone products, but also interconnected ecosystems. Imagine drug delivery devices with mHealth sensors, apps and cloud-based systems.
Likewise, large medical technology organizations are coming to terms with the fact that it’s not easy to foster an internal culture of fast-paced innovation, so key to building today’s most disruptive solutions. Enter the new Bridge-Ximedica duo.
Our team is excited to begin its next chapter. Together with new partner Ximedica, we’ll be solving ever-more substantive design and engineering challenges for medical and life sciences clients – as always, with elegant and engaging solutions.
Founder, Bridge Design
Senior Vice President Innovation, Bridge Design, a Ximedica company