peripheral services

We have a number of partners who compliment our development and consultancy work. These include:
We are able to provide a number of bespoke technical training courses to meet your particular needs. These can be at your premises for a large group or at remote venues for individuals. We cover everything from plastics, tooling techniques & types, closure systems, labels & labelling, through packaging design & development, to project management. Please ask for more information.

Market Research
We can organise, on your behalf, both quantitative & qualitative market research. This could involve product testing sessions, focus groups, ethnographic research, ergonomic studies, individual interviews and report writing. This adds a crucial dimension to Design Cognition’s capability to run creative workshops involving consumers, which help inform our innovation processes, test design concepts and generate better design solutions. See also Hugh McCormack>

Regulatory support
Medical Writing: 

  • Dossier compilation for Marketing Authorisations and Clinical Trial Authorisations
  • Pharmaceutical Expert advice – for Quality Overall Summaries, Expert Statements and reports
  • Clinical trial report writing
  • Study Protocol writing
  • Conversion of dossiers to CTD format
  • Advice on regulatory legislation
  • Advice on regulatory procedures and strategy

User Testing For Patient Information Leaflets
European Law now states in Directive 2001/83/EC (as amended) that the package leaflet shall reflect the results of consultations with target patient groups to ensure that it is legible, clear and easy to use. We offer a full User Testing Service to help you comply with the new legislation:

  • PIL Writing
  • House Style Development
  • Design Layout
  • User Testing
  • Report Compilation

See also Anne Dunn>

Product & pack testing
We are in discussion with a number of testing houses who will be able to undertake on our behalf a number of defined tests, for which we have developed set protocols. These include physical testing such as leak tests, opening & closing, controlled drop-testing and vibration testing . We can also organise chemical testing such as ingress and egress of chemicals, leeching of adhesives, IR spectrometry etc
Contract Packing
We are in discussion with a number of contract packing houses who can undertake a variety of packing tasks from liquid and sachet filling to full GMP clean room tablet and powder packing and clinical trials, which we can manage on your behalf.

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