Sharing Innovative DNA

2015 IDSA International Conference Speaker Makes Major Announcement

As he prepares to take the stage on August 22, 2015 at IDSA’s 2015 International Conference in Seattle, longtime IDSA Member Bill Evans is making a major announcement. He says that his more than 20-year-old firm, San Francisco-based Bridge Design, has been acquired by XIMEDICA, a leading, full service, medical technologies development firm.

“By joining forces with Ximedica,” says Evans, president of Bridge Design, “we will be able to respond to an increasing demand from our client base for a more comprehensive offering. We believe this will resonate deeply as major growth areas like mHealth build strength. In addition, we are looking forward to scaling our team and talent and fueling a common hunger to solve substantive design problems with elegant and engaging solutions.”

Evans will speak on The Next Wave of Health Care Innovation at the conference in Seattle. He also spoke at the inaugural IDSA Medical Design Conference in 2014 in Tampa, FL. Evans will chair the IDSA Medical Design Conference in San Francisco from Nov. 11-12, 2016.

Providence, RI based-Ximedica also has offices in Minneapolis and Hong Kong. It says Bridge Design provides a West Coast hub and an expanded, front-end offering of design services for physical and digital products, including mHealth.

“This partnership has been formed to broaden the strength, reach and scale of Ximedica’s comprehensive development offering,” says Randall Barko, Ximedica’s chief executive officer and president. “Ximedica brings the regulated systems, procedures and expertise to complement Bridge Design’s two-plus decades of award-winning design in MedTech.”

“This is about two organizations who share the same, innovative DNA locking arms and setting a new bar for the design and development of medical technologies,” says Aidan Petrie, chief innovation officer and co-founder of Ximedica.

Bridge Design will continue operating out of its current office in San Francisco. It focuses on the design of medical and life sciences products. Bridge Design’s expertise is in design strategy, industrial design and user experience. Clients range from Fortune 500 to startups, including device manufacturers, pharmaceutical, life science firms and consumer health and wellness companies.