About Us

About RUA Medical

RUA Medical is an experienced full service medical device contract developer, contract manufacturer and implantable fabric specialist. We provide sub contract design, development, manufacture, assembly, packing, inventory management, logistics and consultancy services to the Medical Device and Biotech Industries.

We service our worldwide clients from 2 modern facilities based in Scotland, UK with a team of people who portray the typical Scottish trait for inventive engineering. It is in our DNA to be innovators and engineers.

Our dedicated cleanroom production facilities are both based in the county of Ayrshire on the west coast of Scotland, 30 minutes south of the City of Glasgow.


In history, Scottish engineers invented penicillin, chloroform, the all glass syringe, the telephone, and the television. These are famous world renowned inventions which are very much part of our everyday lives. In the 21st century, Scotland retains its reputation of invention in medicine with some of the finest research facilities in the world providing life saving and life enhancing solutions in today’s markets.

At RUA Medical, we have local access to world leading clinical research sectors.  The government supports Life Sciences as a key sector and our renowned universities ensure a well qualified workforce for the Life Sciences manufacturing sector.  In addition, there are 2 key Research and Innovation centres focusing on supporting industry to improve manufacturing processes.

Our Founder

about-founder“Hi, I am David Richmond the founder and Global Business Development Director of RUA Medical Devices Ltd”.

In my job, I travel extensively, spending much of my time in clients premises,  whether that is in the USA, Europe or other parts of the world. A high percentage of my time focuses on product design projects working alongside our clients R&D  teams, product engineers and key opinion leaders looking at new technologically advanced products and applications or techniques to improve their existing products performance.

I was brought up  developing bespoke product solutions for a variety of industrial manufacturing sectors, including the Aerospace,  Automotive and Defence sectors.  This innate understanding of providing commercially successful solutions, has led onto our work on medical devices with clients from all over the world.”