5D Health Protection Group limited

multi award winning microbiology laboratory

Research and Innovation

Research and Innovation

With our world-class facilities and our extensive academic, public health and industrial experience, we are the ideal strategic partner and supplier of innovation and R&D support. 5D are at the forefront of research and innovation and prototype development in many industrial sectors. As a leading provider of scientific research services we help companies develop new hypotheses, products and also services which are are often not part of their core expertise. 

All our scientists are highly experienced and have outstanding skills and knowledge. We have many years of industrial, academic and public health experience so we can support companies from a hypothesis right through to the commercialisation of a product. We are highly proficient in many areas but in particular in the innovation of antibiofilm agents, antimicrobials, wound dressings and medical devices. 5D work in collaboration with our customer or independently to ensure an innovation project is delivered on scope, on budget and on time. We can concentrate on a single aspect of our customer project or provide complete inception-to-completion project management.

5D has provided and continues to provide global innovation and R&D services to a wide range of commercial businesses across several sectors, especially those producing medical devices, wound-care products and infection-control agents. 

28 Years Experience in The Innovation, R&D and Commercialisation of Medical Devices

Benefits of Outsourcing Research and Innovation

Outsourcing research and innovation has clear advantages. New ideas are the lifeblood of any business, but only when their potential is realised in the form of a finished product can they deliver a return. Moving from ideas, exploring the concept and then carrying out the essential research can be costly, time-consuming and often frustrating. Choosing a specialist and expert partner to conduct some or all your R&D activities can be very beneficial. It can speed the process, save money, avoid unnecessary work and ensure adherence to regulations. Furthermore, the position of an experienced third party can be an invaluable aid to sound decision making and can help with spotting possible new applications of a technology. By outsourcing R&D you can:

  • Focus on your core business activity whilst knowing that future development work is ongoing 
  • Maintain flexibility and avoid having to commit vast sums to fund your own R&D 
  • Respond effectively to customer needs
  • Ensure an objective appraisal of the project
  • Bring products to market more rapidly
  • Rely on our support for licencing, approval and regulatory matters.

Outsourcing R&D to 5D

Outsourcing your Innovation and R&D to 5D has been shown to significantly help to reduce costs, save time and create value for our customers. 5D is an expert organisation with world class knowledge and skills in antimicrobial and antibiofilm research and innovation. We support spin-off, SME and multinational organisations.

By outsourcing research and development to 5D we:

  • Enjoy the benefit of specific and expert knowledge
  • Help to ensure that your business and its resources focus on the areas it is already doing best
  • Allow flexibility for your business to undertake completely new projects that have not been undertaken in the past
  • Enable your business to react more quickly to customer needs
  • Provide your business with the chance to evaluate a technology’s potential without committing to high costs
  • Will be a cheaper and faster method for your business to commercialise a product
  • Help your business grow profits faster and help to reduce your risks. 

5D services are not restricted to the laboratory. We believe our expertise has a wider purpose and a diverse audience.

At the Forefront of Innovation  - Specialist Scientific Knowledge

Co-Development Opportunities, Partnerships and Prototype Development

The 5D Health Protection Group provides unrivalled support in the innovation and development stage of a products lifecycle. We are able to oversee the development of prototypes in many different fields, particularly in wound care. When prototypes have to be scaled up, we work with the partnering organisation or, due to our extensive links with many B2B manufacturing sites, are able then to progress a customer's prototype technology into full development.

We also support the development of technical files and design dossiers. 5D can help to support the delivery of a finished product to market. We specialise in delivering technologies and products to the medical device industry, particularly in wound care. We have been supporting the development of wound care devices for over 20 years. Our in-house R&D scientists have many years experience in the innovation and development of CE and 510k approved products. From the inception of a project it is our in-house expertise that adds significant value to a customers innovation and product development process. We help to ensure that the project is delivered cost effectively, on scope and on time. 5D represents the ideal partnering organisation for you innovation and R&D needs.

5D Technologies and Patents

The 5D Health Protection Group Ltd have a number of granted patents and patents pending. The granted patents include our next generation antibiofilm and antimicrobial metal-EDTA compound/complex for combatting biofilms and/or treating medical devices related infections including acute and chronic wounds.

The 5D antibiofilm complexes comprises EDTA with the addition of different metal ions in conjunction with non-metal antimicrobials and surfactants. Metal ions, could include Ag, Al, Au, Ba, Bi, Tl, Ce, Co, Cu,Fe, Ga, Ir, Mo,Rh, Ru, Ti, and Zn ions. The metal-EDTA complex and non-metal antimicrobial combination may exhibit any one or more of anti-microbial, anti-biofilm and anti-inflammatory activities in use and may increase the susceptibility of a biofilm and the microorganisms within biofilms to attack by anti-microbial agents, helping to remove and sanitise the biofilm. Uses of the metal-EDTA and non-metal antimicrobial complex combination can be used as a medicament to sanitise and/or substantially remove a biofilm from a substrate. 

In addition, we have other patents filed in the area of antibiofilm technologies that can be used in a wide range of industries including medical devices, wound dressings, dentistry, food processing to name but a few. Further patents we have filed include the use of biosensor and diagnostic patents to study changes within medical devices and patients. 

Please Contact us at info@5dhpg.com or call on +44 (0) 151 794 9279.

Customer Testimonials

  • "We have found 5D Health Protection very informative and responsive to the work proposals, questions and final data. 5D Health were very helpful and clear in their support and advice throughout the study"
  • "5D provided an excellent service regarding product evaluation, consultancy and education"
  • "If anybody is looking to begin working with biofilms, they need to look at this course. It is run by top notch people, and they make it fun"
  • "Excellent communication of timelines"
  • “Always happy to discuss test methods and results with us”
  • “All testing was conducted as agreed, clear and professional report supplied”
  • "Very quick response to the initial request. Very professional and helpful advice to the requested studies. Very Supportive staff"
  • "If not for this course, we would likely never be able to get our lab up and running in a timely manner. This was a HUGE time saver in the long run"

5D Accomplishments, Partnerships and Collaborations

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1 Daulby Street
L7 8XZ
United Kingdom


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