Innovative design and technology consultancy Cambridge Design Partnership (CDP) has appointed Wade Tipton, senior manufacturing engineer and head of the quality standards team, as a partner. The strategic move strengthens the company’s mission to expand its design for manufacture and supply chain development capabilities, supporting clients throughout the complete product development journey from front end innovation to manufacturing and scale up.
Tipton has over 20 years’ experience in new product development, from design transfer to validation and certification. Over this time he has predominantly worked in medical devices and automation, leading every stage of new product development from concept to volume manufacture.
At Cambridge Design Partnership, Tipton has been instrumental in helping achieve the company’s certification to ISO13485, an essential accreditation for the design of medical devices. ISO13485, along with 21CFR820, defines the stringent regulatory requirements that ensure product safety and efficacy in medical devices in Europe and the U.S. Certification confirms that CDP can deliver regulatory compliant development programmes for European and U.S. healthcare companies. This supports CDP’s continued growth in developing innovative new drug delivery devices and medical equipment for major pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers.
Tipton has recently helped to significantly expand the company’s quality engineering team to support a number of major international development programs, creating complete design history files for CE and FDA regulatory submission.
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