Medical Devices

product development

There’s one way to get your medical device to market faster. Experience.

Turn your innovative idea into a commercial product.

At Acorn, we surround your product with the talent and global connections needed to tackle—and simplify—even the most complex engineering challenges. Our seasoned engineering team and extensive ecosystem of suppliers and manufacturers bring an unprecedented level of innovation and efficiency to every project—accelerating time to market.



Companies around the globe rely on our expertise. We can take your product from inception through production, or we can lend our expertise at any phase of development.

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Turn medical innovation into a profitable product.


Take a systematic, proven approach to product development.

At Acorn, we take a systems-level approach to product development. To ensure your product delivers precise results—time after time—we focus intensely on both precision and manufacturability throughout the entire design and development process. Key elements include:

  • Technical- and business-level understanding of product requirements
  • Deep understanding of the technology, processes, and key tolerances and sensitivities of variables
  • Holistic, system-level architecture that defines subsystems, interfaces, and handoffs
  • Detailed subsystem design; integration subsystems into an overall product design
  • In parallel, design for manufacturability and assembly to mitigate volume production risks

Featured medical device projects





First pocket-based ultrasound imaging device

Acuson P10


Pocket-based ultrasound device for cardiology, emergency medicine, and obstetrics applications




Enabled medical professionals to perfect skills outside of surgery

Robot Surgeon 3D Training Platform

Skills Simulator

Created the industrial design and developed a mounting system, thermal solution, and interconnect scheme that integrated smoothly with the existing DaVinci robot system

Intuitive Surgical


Game Ready



Integrated delivery of continuous cold and intermittent pneumatic compression therapies

Game Ready

Active Compression and Cold Therapy

Portable device for non-narcotic musculoskeletal injury pain relief and accelerated healing




Acorn-developed control features give surgeons reliable control and precise feedback during operating procedures

Laproscopic Shears

Surgical Equipment

Delivered shear design and IV pole platform used in multiple surgical tools


Precision engineering is our specialty.


Capitalize on experience and reduce risk.

Our engineers have extensive experience with technologies used in medical devices and instrumentation. As a result, both risk and time to revenue are reduced. These technologies include:

  • Microfluidics
  • Temperature, humidity, vibration, and other environmental controls
  • Robotics, material handling, and precision motor control
  • Sensing technology

Count on worldwide resources.

With Acorn design centers in Silicon Valley, Atlanta, Boston, and China, we bring global resources to every project. From architecture to production, our engineers in the US and in China work directly with an extensive, vetted network of local suppliers and manufacturers on your behalf. This collaborative approach begins early in the development process, ensuring products can be manufactured efficiently.





See how we approach medical device projects.


If you'd like to learn more, get in touch with us. We're happy to answer any questions you may have.

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