the Product Development Process

for Medtech Innovators

Our Services

The right clinical expertise and resources for every stage of the process


Our service package for the early design phase


Immersive product testing environment for safety, usability and functionality


The ‘Medical One Stop Shop’ for all additional services: regulatory affairs, IP consulting and more

Our Software Solutions for MedTech Innovators

Customized Software for the Needs of the Medical Sector

In collaboration with our partners we develop software applications to accelerate the innovation process


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What has M3i been up to lately?

M3i und Ernst & Young present “Pulse of the Industry” event, 10/22/18, Munich

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Together with Ernst & Young, one of the leading audit firms, M3i presents this year's "Pulse of the Industry" event. Leading experts from the field of medical technology will give…

M3i research project VibroSuite to be presented at CAOS 2018 in Beijing

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We are excited to announce that VibroSuite, one of our recent research projects, has been accepted as a contribution at this year's CAOS International Conference in Beijing. Nima Befrui of LMU…

M3i joins MT Connect 2018

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M3i will be present at the MT Connect 2018 in Nürnberg. If you participate in this year's MT Connect as well, let us know at contact@m3i-muenchen.de, we are looking forward…

How it works

The Product Development Process Enhanced with Clinical Resources

Step 1: Assessing your Goals and Needs

Feedback from experienced clinicians offers many advantages for the development process: together we achieve enhanced usability, learn how to integrate the product into various systems and workflows in different clinics. We can broaden the range of use cases and types of procedures the product may be applied for.

When you approach us with your innovation, we will start with a conversation about your project and what clinical services you might benefit from.

Step 2: InnoCheck - Validating your Innovation

No matter at what stage of development your project is, our clinical experts will provide you with an evaluation of clinical use, technical viability, market-readiness. Through a series of iterations, we guide your project from the idea to market entry and beyond.  Furthermore, we aim to enhance marketability and help developing an IP strategy.

Step 3: SimOP - Testing your Prototype in our Simulation Lab

Starting from the first prototype, our experts will evaluate function, usability, safety and performance compared to alternative technologies in a structured simulated test scenario. As a result, they will provide valuable information that will trigger the improvement of the development process.

The evaluation is being conducted by professional simulation experts according to the M3i SimOP protocol. You will receive the full dossier for your product documentation.

Step 4: MedOSS - The Medical One Stop Shop to Validate your Product

Once a proof-of-concept has been achieved and several successful pre-trials have been conducted, clinical evidence of the product effectiveness is collected under M3i supervision. The product is tested in a clinical environment to ensure it meets the criteria it was intended to meet.

Step 5: Preparation for Market Readiness

Your innovation is moving closer to market readiness, but a long list of factors needs to be taken care of: securing your innovation with a proper patent strategy, making sure it meets regulatory requirements and is reimbursable by insurances. Through strategic partnerships, we have a team of experts at our hands to bridge this gap.

What clinical resources do you need for your project?


How much does your service cost?

We are committed to delivering high quality services to our clients. Regarding remuneration, there are several options available, depending on the type of project. Please get in touch with us to determine which kind of cooperation works best for the project at hand.

Is M3I a government body?

No, we are a registered private company.

What is your specialization?

We work with clients across all clinical departments. From neurology to cardiology to orthopaedic surgery and laparoscopy, we are involved in projects in all areas of medical technology.

Do you only work with clients in Germany? Or also abroad?

We are happy to serve clients worldwide.

What is the benefit of working with an Industry-in-Clinic Platform? We have always worked without one.

With M3i as a partner and point of contact, you will have consolidated access to medical professionals at the University of Munich and beyond, making your product innovation process more efficient, less time-consuming and more likely to result in a product that features maximal performance and marketability.

What is the difference between an Industry-in-Clinic Platform and a clinical research organisation (CRO)?

Clinical Research Organizations (CROs) specialize in performing clinical research on a contractual basis. In contrast, M3i is your partner during the whole innovation process. We serve  as your R&D partner, providing consulting services for every stage of the innovation process, from ideation to market entry. Bringing a clinical research organization on board can be part of this process when extensive testing is needed. While a CRO might deliver good results in this respect, it is typically not concerned with the market surroundings of your project: the viability of the idea, the role of your innovation in the market, the product usability or taking upcoming changes and trends in your main market segments into consideration. These are hallmark features of an Industry-in-Clinic Platform.

Do you only work with Universities in Munich?

While the University Hospital of Munich is an important partner, it is by no means the only clinical resource we will make available for you. Our network includes clinics and doctors across Germany and beyond. New collaborations are constantly increasing our pool of experts.

What kind of companies do you work with?

Our clients are medical technology developers and distributors of any size, from SMEs to corporations.

Further questions? Don't hesitate to get in touch:

6 Ways you Will Benefit from a Collaboration

more efficient process

save valuable resources during research and development

faster there

we speed up the lab to market time

exclusive user feedback

through our network of clinical experts


M3i serves as an intermediary to gather transparent and neutral clinical feedback

maximize usability, marketability & performance

through lead user input

full cycle support

turnkey services from ideation to market

White Papers

Thought Leadership & Industry Insights

M3i White Paper #1: Who we are and what we do

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In the first edition of our White Paper Series, we give a brief overview of what we do. Download your free copy here:

M3i White Paper #2: Accelerating product development with clinical experts

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In the second edition of our White Paper Series, we discuss why user feedback should be implemented in the product development process and how to do it in a way…

M3i receives support by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research.