Cambridge, MA and UK – December 10, 2012 – Cambridge Consultants, a leading design and development firm based in the United Kingdom, has kicked off a US recruitment effort to identity and attract new talent in the medical technology arena – with the goal of doubling the number of employees at the company’s US headquarters in Cambridge, Mass., over the next four years. The recruitment campaign comes after company leaders announced their US expansion plans during Governor Deval Patrick’s UK trade mission last spring.
“Cambridge Consultants is an example of an international company that is committed to growing its operations here in the Commonwealth,” said Governor Patrick. “Massachusetts offers a robust life sciences industry as well as a highly skilled workforce, which is critical as international companies look to expand their US operations.”
Centrally located in Kendall Square, Cambridge, Mass., Cambridge Consultants is looking to hire numerous experienced professionals with engineering degrees, including program managers, particularly those with experience in developing medical devices. The company’s unique approach allows its engineers and experts to work both with emerging start-ups and Fortune 500 blue chips on a variety of projects ranging from those in drug delivery to diagnostics and surgical.
“We are excited to kick off this recruitment drive for our US office, and to do so in collaboration with the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center,” said David Bradshaw, Director of the US Medical Technology division at Cambridge Consultants. “Although Massachusetts offers a hub of talent and opportunity, our future growth and success is tied to our ability to tap into these resources to find the right candidates that will help us expand the capabilities of our Medical Technology division here in our Cambridge facility.”
“We are thrilled to see Cambridge Consultants creating jobs and taking advantage of the local talent here in Massachusetts,” said Susan Windham-Bannister, Ph.D., President & CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, the agency charged with implementing Gov. Patrick’s 10-year, $1 billion Life Sciences Initiative. “Cambridge Consultants is joining a growing list of international life sciences companies that are expanding their operations in Massachusetts, and I am confident that David and his team will find the community support and rich talent base needed to continue to grow their business here in the Commonwealth.”
“We congratulate Cambridge Consultants as they continue to grow in Massachusetts,” said Ken Brown, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Office of International Trade & Investment. “Cambridge Consultants is an example of the deep collaboration in the innovation economy between the Commonwealth and the UK since Governor Patrick's mission in 2011.”
“Since arriving in Massachusetts eight years ago, Cambridge Consultants has been an active and valued player in the local medtech community,” said Tom Sommer, President of the Massachusetts Medical Device Council (MassMEDIC). “The firm’s growth is the result of presenting medtech companies with first-rate solutions to their product development needs.”
Several examples of recently-developed Cambridge Consultants projects include a device that simplifies the way tumor cells are detected in the bloodstream and a diagnostics device that will provide critically-needed data to guide the treatment of bleeding and blood clots in surgery, trauma and intensive care.
Cambridge Consultants develops breakthrough products, creates and licenses intellectual property, and provides business consultancy in technology critical issues for clients worldwide. For 50 years, the company has been helping its clients turn business opportunities into commercial successes, whether they are launching first-to-market products, entering new markets or expanding existing markets through the introduction of new technologies. With a team of more than 360 staff, including scientists, mathematicians, engineers and designers, in offices in Cambridge (UK) and Boston (USA), Cambridge Consultants offers solutions across a diverse range of industries including medical technology, industrial and consumer products, transport, energy, cleantech and wireless communications. For more information visit: www.CambridgeConsultants.com
Cambridge Consultants is part of Altran, a global leader in innovation and high-tech engineering consulting which supports companies in the creation and development of their new products and services. With a global network of 17,000 collaborators (including 15,000 consultants) throughout more than 20 countries, and 500 major clients, the Group reported sales of €1,420m in 2011. For more information visit: www.altran.com
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) is a quasi-public agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts tasked with implementing the Massachusetts Life Sciences Act, a 10-year, $1-billion initiative that was signed into law in June of 2008. The MLSC’s mission is to create jobs in the life sciences and support vital scientific research that will improve the human condition. This work includes making financial investments in public and private institutions that are advancing life sciences research, development and commercialization as well as building ties among sectors of the Massachusetts life sciences community. For more information, visit www.masslifesciences.com.
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Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
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Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications
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