Innovative design and technology consultancy Cambridge Design Partnership today announces the opening of a US sales office in the Silicon Valley area to support the expansion of its medical technology business in the US. The new office will be led by respected medical technology expert and business leader Dr. Dominique Freeman, and will be supported by a staff of Cambridge Design Partnership’s leading medical technology engineers.
Based in Palo Alto, California, Cambridge Design Partnership’s new office offers innovative research, design and development capabilities to medical device and healthcare companies, both in acting as additional resource and in taking on complete projects. The new office also offers to foster young US medical technology companies through the challenging startup period; helping them to design products which are manufacturable and compelling, and moving them to market efficiently.
The new office’s leader, Dr. Dominique Freeman, brings a well-established knowledge of the medical device and healthcare industries, unique business development expertise, and an extensive network of contacts from within the industry.
Dominique’s skillset includes high-level business leadership, strategizing, sales and hands-on medical technology development. In particular, Dominique’s extensive experience in helping medical technology to market made her the ideal candidate for this position, as did her wide-ranging experience in developing and coordinating VC funding, IP creation and portfolio management and in and out licensing.
“I’ve worked closely with Cambridge Design Partnership for many years,” commented Dominique. “It was the team’s reputation for serious innovation in the medical device field that encouraged me to work with them in the first place. Cambridge Design Partnership is known by the medical device community for its unparalleled R&D and flexibility and for driving products to market including regulatory and manufacturing (pilot production and scale up).
At any given time there are hundreds of medical technology startups in the US with great ideas that are begging to see the light of day: However there’s also a critical dearth of affordable, high-quality help available in supporting them in making that leap from ‘ideas’ to ‘products’. I’m fortunate to have been involved in all aspects from incubating white space technology to spinning out a company, creating a patent and technology portfolios leading to licensing opportunities for technology and patents. This is an area where Cambridge Design Partnership can make a huge difference to the US medical innovation and technology-to-product landscape.”
Dominique has previously occupied operational roles including VP Research CTO, President and CEO. Within these roles Dominique primarily focused on developing Self-Monitoring Blood Glucose (SMBG) devices and painless self-lancing solutions. Dominique was also responsible for overseeing the spinning-out of Pelikan Technologies from its parent company, Agilent, where she previously worked.
Prior to 2000 Dominique worked for Hewlett Packard Laboratories, General Electric Medical Systems and achieved her D. Phil at Magdalen College, Oxford, and Post-Doctoral studies at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena CA.
“The opening of this new office is an indication of the growing number of US businesses looking for the innovative medical device R&D services we offer,” added Mike Cane, Director of Cambridge Design Partnership. “Dominique is known and respected, has hands-on experience of every level of running a medical technology business, and brings some very broad knowledge to the table. The opening of the US office is an exciting time as the company growth strategy unfolds and will continue to do so in 2012”
The US office is open today, and can be contacted via +1 650 798-5134.