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Cambridge Design Partnership Showcases Connected Wearable Vital Signs Monitor at Leading US Drug Delivery Event

January 14, 2016
By Business Wire News

CAMBRIDGE, England & PALO ALTO, Calif.

Innovative technology and design partner Cambridge Design Partnership will be exhibiting at Drug Delivery Partnerships 2016, one of the world’s largest drug delivery conferences, which takes place in Florida, USA from 20-22 January 2016.

For 20 years, Drug Delivery Partnerships has been the world’s largest drug delivery meeting place to network and learn about the latest innovations in drug delivery and the trends impacting on the pharmaceutical industry. At the show, at booth #207, Cambridge Design Partnership will be showcasing the First Response Monitor, its cutting-edge connected wearable device designed to help medics save the lives of multiple trauma casualties in natural disaster or battlefield situations. Measuring both respiratory and heart rate via a small device that clips onto a casualty’s nose, the monitor gives ‘at-a-glance’ readings of both parameters. It can also collect and transmit the information to a mobile device in real time, enabling the medic to review trends of multiple casualties and provide more effective care.

The novel connected monitor demonstrates Cambridge Design Partnership’s core capabilities, from initial user understanding and insight, through to creating targeted low-cost miniaturised sensing, connected and user interface solutions. These competencies can be leveraged to address innovation challenges in the Drug Delivery arena, enabling real-world solutions to issues faced in user interface, engagement and adherence.

Cambridge Design Partnership will have a specialist team at the show from both its UK and US offices including Uri Baruch, head of Drug Delivery; James Baker, partner and head of Connectivity; and Dr Dom Freeman, who leads Cambridge Design Partnership’s US office in Palo Alto, CA.

Dom has over 30 years’ experience in the medical device design space, with deep knowledge of the self-monitoring blood glucose market place and competitors, and experience in developing magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging methods in vivo. She is a named inventor on over 140 US patents and author of 30 peer reviewed scientific journals.

Uri has led a variety of medical design projects, including an award winning needle safety device, an emergency auto-injector, pen injectors packaging design for delivery devices and inhalation products. These projects included compiling design history files (DHFs) and led to successful submissions to both FDA and EMA in several categories.

James Baker is a chartered engineer specializing in electronics and system architecture, who has been leading the work on the First Response Monitor, as well as the recent turnkey development of successful handheld, embedded microprocessor-based devices.

To arrange a meeting with one of Cambridge Design Partnership’s team of specialists at Drug Delivery Partnerships please contact them on or call on +1 650 387-7812.



Cambridge Design Partnership is a leading technology and product design partner focused on helping its client’s businesses grow. Some of the world’s largest companies trust CDP to develop their most important innovations.

Cambridge Design Partnership specialises in the consumer products, healthcare, energy and industrial equipment markets and its multidisciplinary staff have the expert knowledge to identify opportunities and solve the challenges its clients face.

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