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Expands engineering services portfolio by strengthening presence in Medical devices, Consumer and Industrial markets across US

Bengaluru, NFAPost Infosys, a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, announced a definitive agreement to acquire Kaleidoscope Innovation, a full-spectrum product design, development and insights firm innovating across medical, consumer and industrial markets, bolstering capabilities in the design of smart products.

This acquisition demonstrates Infosys’ commitment to innovate for its clients, and make a meaningful impact on human lives by combining cutting-edge technologies and experiences to revolutionize patient care, treatment, diagnostics and consumer health across the world.

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Kaleidoscope Innovation brings to Infosys a diverse talent pool with extensive knowledge of design and engineering. The company leverages a deep understanding of clinical environments, strong product development capabilities across domains, and a consultancy-style approach addressing human factors, product design, UI/UX design, research & insight, development and visualisation.

It serves a marquee and diversified customer base with state of the art, in-house labs, 3D design environments and customer experience centres. Kaleidoscope designs microsurgical instruments, devices used in minimally invasive surgery, drug delivery devices for ophthalmic therapies and user-centric wearables. It also offers usability testing in support of regulatory submissions, including the delivery mechanism for aortic stents.

Digital offerings

Commenting on the development, Infosys President Ravi Kumar said the acquisition further strengthens our digital offerings at the intersection of new software technologies and medical devices – a sector that is expected to witness significant investments and consumerisation in the post-Covid era.

“Our clients will benefit from the combination of Kaleidoscope’s strong upstream offerings of product innovation and design, and Infosys’ stack of product engineering, validation and commercialisation services at a global scale. We are excited to welcome Kaleidoscope Innovation and its leadership team into the Infosys family, as part of Infosys Engineering Services portfolio,” said Infosys President Ravi Kumar.

Infosys Senior Vice President & Global Head of Engineering Nitesh Bansal said device engineering for both the consumer and medical industries has been a critical success parameter for our clients.

Innovation and growth

“The addition of upstream concept design and human factors engineering, through this acquisition not only provides us end-to-end capability but also creates an engagement engine dedicated towards innovation and growth in this sector,” said Infosys Senior Vice President & Global Head of Engineering Nitesh Bansa.

Kaleidoscope Innovation CEO & Co-Founder Matt Kornau said the company is enthusiastic about its exciting new partnership with Infosys.

“It allows us to scale quickly and bring expanded offerings in AI, Analytics, and Digital Infrastructure to our clients. Kaleidoscope has always valued the ability to enhance people’s lives and their outcomes through innovation. We feel Infosys shares these same values and will open new avenues for our client partners, and our staff, to pursue larger opportunities together,” said Kaleidoscope Innovation CEO & Co-Founder Matt Kornau.

Kaleidoscope Innovation CEO & Co-Founder Matt Kornau also said the company will remain dedicated to serving as good partners to other companies, large and small, as it continues to meet its mission.

Kaleidoscope Innovation co-founder Bill Taylor added that Infosys provides an exciting platform for the company to extend its relationship with our Business Partners to address the productization of solutions they have been asking us to deliver.

Technical prowess

“Having the technical prowess and bandwidth to offer solutions that address manufacturability and lifecycle management will benefit all parties. We can now offer them the scale needed for both front end innovation and back end implementation and sustainability,” said Kaleidoscope Innovation co-founder Bill Taylor

The acquisition is expected to close during the second quarter of fiscal 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.

Kaleidoscope Innovation is a full-service product development firm innovating across medical, consumer and industrial markets. For over 30 years, clients have partnered with Kaleidoscope to improve the human experience.

Kaleidoscope offers both consultancy-style and onsite services, across a full breadth of disciplines to meet their client’s needs where needed, including insights & human factors, medical affairs, industrial design & user experience, engineering, visualization and software development. For more information about Kaleidoscope Innovation, please visit www.kascope.com

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