Services

Medical devices & healthcare

For more than 30 years, ALTO has been developing award winning medical and healthcare devices of varying complexity, ranging from disposable masks to breast cancer imaging systems. This long journey has strengthened our passion for patient care and solutions that improve their quality of life.

Supported by a strong advisory board, our multidisciplinary team has evolved in numerous clinical and caregiving contexts, gathering valuable experience and insights. We foster collaborations with hospitals, clinics, universities and incubators.


HUMAN FACTORS & USER RESEARCH

- Human centered design methodology
- UX design
- Persona definition and user journeys
- On-site observation and user interviews
- User needs identification (pains and insights)
- User testing and validation


DESIGN & ENGINEERING PROCESSES

- Unique Oblique Vision innovation process
- Robust product development process with hybrid gated/agile approach
- Product objectives matrix for design input management
- Regulatory plan
- Integrated project management system (Deltek Vision)
- Quality control and design history file processes
- Working under guidance of IEC 60601
- PDM vault system for product data management & revision control
- Complete prototype workshop and supplier network for product testing and validation


OUR EXPERTISE

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CAPITAL EQUIPMENT

- Imaging systems and equipment
- Surgical simulators
- Diagnostic systems
- Skin and wound rejuvenating light therapy
- High power LED systems
- Ophthalmology laser systems
- Pharmaceutical Process Analytics Spectroscopy
- Medical beds and patient handling equipment




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PORTABLE DEVICES

- Visually impaired assistance devices
- Hand held devices
- Skin and wound rejuvenating light therapy
- Microbiology accessories
- Surgical cameras
- Gynecologist accessories
- Diabetic care
- Wearables and digital health
- Needleless injection systems




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PHARMACEUTICAL

- Pharmaceutical Process Analytics Spectroscopy
- Pharmaceutical end user delivery system




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DISPOSABLES

- Medical masks
- Emergency room disposables
- Dental treatment disposables
- Diabetic care
- Pharmaceutical end user delivery system




We help start-ups attract the attention of the big guys (call, we have great stories to share!)

- GenePOC acquired by Meridian Bioscience
- Advanced Research Technologies acquired by GE Healthcare
- Orthosoft acquired by Zimmer Biomet
- Nextal Biotechnologies acquired by Qiagen
- VRvana acquired by Apple



ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

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The advisory committee provides external and objective advice to the firm’s partners through their diversified skillsets and experiences. This committee can assist Alto in establishing processes, new roles, services, partnerships and medtech-oriented business strategies.


Sébastien Chapdelaine
Sébastien Chapdelaine, VP Research & Development, Meridian Bioscience.

Senior Director - Research and Development – Diagnostic devices




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Stuart Kozlick
Medical Technology Executive, Clinical Innovation Leader, and Healthcare Systems Strategist

Accomplished and recognized medical technology leader who leverages a strong foundation in research, product development, business development and growth strategies to envision and shape medical innovation opportunities. Passionate about early stage ventures and opportunities that require market analysis and needs assessment, product and business model discovery and definition, corporate strategic positioning and planning, and go-to-market execution.

Recognized for the ability to master complex and evolving healthcare technology applications, whilst leading and enabling multi-disciplinary teams to research, develop, commercialize, and integrate complex medical device systems. Extensive medical and clinical affairs experience with focused expertise in professional affairs and clinical education, and healthcare workflow development. Deep strategic experience in global and regional product management and corporate growth strategies, with both upstream and downstream focus.
Experience and expertise span multiple medical specialties and areas of concentration including electrophysiology, structural heart, cardiovascular, endovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, orthopedics, and minimally invasive therapeutics.



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Marc Saab
Digital Health – Medical Device – Consumer Wearables

Marc is a talented and passionate business leader with 20 years’ experience in Medical Device, Digital Health and Consumer Wearables. His expertise lies in all aspects of medical device and wearable product development from conception R&D to launch, clinical validation, and commercialization for international markets, including regulatory compliance and strategic business development.

Marc is an expert in biometrics and a thought leader on the technical aspects of Digital Health. He is a speaker on a variety of digital health topics, including product development, clinical application development and technology adoption.

Marc holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Waterloo, with a major in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Biology, and a Master of Biomedical Engineering from McGill University and the Montreal Neurological Institute. His expertise focuses on human and brain computer interface (HCI/BCI), biometrics, biomedical signal acquisition and processing, algorithm design, and clinical validation in multiple contexts for stress management, connected health, telemedicine, diagnostics, therapeutics, psychophysiology and athletic peak performance.

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