Kerry Briggs Head of Medical

New facilities at KD

In the past month, we’ve been pleased to welcome back greater numbers of our team to KD HQ.  In common with many businesses, the experiences of the last 18 months have prompted us to review  working practices and to re-evaluate  what function our  premises serve. As a result, as well as giving individuals autonomy and flexibility with their working time, we have  also refurbished our workspaces and facilities to better reflect the needs of our team and our clients. 

New wet lab facilities at Kinneir Dufort, with a window, door, white surfaces and a sink.

Our engineering test and prototyping facilities have received a major overhaul, with new laboratories being installed throughout. Our enhanced spaces now include a wet lab, controlled labs for assembly and test, including ESD labs for electronic, dimensional, force and mass metrology, flow characterisation, class 2 biosafety cabinet, monitored cold storage and environmental test chambers. Our long-established prototyping facilities, including 3D printing, CNC, casting and fabrication, are seamlessly integrated within our enhanced build and test labs.

These new and enhanced facilities are already being utilised to support product development programmes such as drug delivery devices, diagnostic products involving reagents and assays and smart connected devices. Importantly, they are helping our clients better bridge the gap between prototyping and manufacture with small batch builds and formal engineering and product verification.

Two men in a lab facility wearing gloves and glasses, one stands and wears a lab coat, the other is sat at a computer, they both look at a piece of engineering equipment.
New lab facilities at Kinneir Dufort. A white room with a window and a chair.
A man with brown hair in a lab stares at a screen with a microscope on his desk.

But it’s not just about new kit. Equally importantly, we’ve planned our workspaces to encourage collaborative working, whether that’s facilitating cross-functional teams to work side-by-side on projects or how we engage with client teams in person or via video and other virtual collaboration tools.

Talk to us about how our   engineering build and test capabilities  and collaborative partnership  can support your product development ambitions.

Find out more?

Get in touch with our Head of Medical, Kerry Briggs.