De-risking medical device development

We are a full-service life science partner helping innovators commercialize solutions patients love.

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Value Add

an agile colloboration amongst a global network of medtech experts focused 100% on human centered designs.

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Capital Efficient Development

a business model that blends tech services as funding and virtual-first execution for a cost-effective path to clearance.

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Compliance Led

ideation built around a quality management framework that supports innovative design and value engineering.

Medtech experience and passion


We have worked with clients to design and engineer innovative drug delivery, diagnostic, connected, surgical and implantable medical device solutions.

Solving key challenges innovators face

A methodology for rapid de-risking and creating immediate value ensures success

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Making the plan work

by confirming requirements for the design of user-centric solutions while managing cost, quality and timeline.

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Realizing the vision

by delivering on requirements with the right expertise to develop medical grade proof-of-concept prototypes.


Getting to market

by verifying as you go, validating and managing compliance requirements for accelerated regulatory approval.


Incubating new medtech ideas

We help startups through an alternative business model that provides medical device development capabilities coupled with financial support and access to our extensive network. iO life ventures is a silicon valley based virtual incubator working with healthcare entrepreneurs to execute on a vision. Apply today if you have a great idea, need POC capital or are looking for a mentorship partner.

Trusted partnerships

Helping both medical device startups and industry leaders

Featured client testimonials

In the end we had a very successful project with a compliant device, ready for clinical trials. Not only are they easy to work with and great collaborators, they are also flexible and creative thinkers.

John Maroney CEO  •  Alessa Therapeutics  •  Implantable Drug Delivery

They put together a great process to obtain feedback from a focus group and observe clinicians interacting with the device.

Amir Tehrani COO  •  Rethink Medical  •  Wearable Monitor

What really impressed me was their process for gathering user and stakeholder data and how they incorporated that into the product design.

David Kuraguntla CEO  •  •  Wearable Medtech

iO will help create and fine tune a working prototype to help get you to the next stage of investment.

Sathya Elumalai CEO  •  Aidar Health  •   Mobile Multisensor Monitor

They bring a very high level of experience and a unique view while working on the design development… Working with them has given me peace of mind.

Abhita Vohra CEO  •  Otomagnetics  •   Magnetic Drug Delivery

…produced an amazing product rendering for us. They are a nice, small team capable of handling design from inception to completion.

Bob Curtis CEO  •  Respira Therapeutics  •   Dry-Powder Inhaler Technology

Improving patient's lives

Our committment is to deliver value right from the start and "do the right thing" by giving control back to the user. Guided by our core principles and through our efficient de-risking process we enable innovation without compromising compliance.