Medical devices

Medical devices are diverse and complex.

Concept Flow provides engineering analysis to assist in identifying and understanding the key performance criteria that influence the design space for a wide range of medical devices.

Concept Flow’s science-based solutions improve understanding, reduce development time and reduce development costs.


Drug Delivery Devices

  • Dry powder inhalers (DPI):
    • Highly swirling turbulent air flow
    • Particle transport
    • Particle deposition
  • Pressurise metered dose inhalers (pMDI):
    • High speed compressible gas flow
    • Flash vaporisation leading to droplet formation
    • Droplet evaporation, break-up and coalescence
  • Nasal inhalers:
    • Internal liquid flow
    • Spray atomisation

Surgical Devices

  • Blood flow Devices:
    • Non-Newtonian fluid flow
    • Pulsing boundary conditions
    • Shear stresses which may lead to vessel damage
    • Regions of stagnant flow which may lead to clotting
    • Catheters
    • Laminar fluid flow
    • Membrane perfusion
    • Chemical reactions

Diagnostic Devices

  • Lab on a chip
    • Laminar fluid flow
    • Capillary or pressure driven flow
    • Species mixing
    • Chemical reactions


Contact us

  • Concept Flow Ltd
  • 16 Brook Lane
  • Coton
  • Cambridge
  • CB23 7PY
  • UK
  • Tel: +44 (0) 1954 210 646